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Vermont School To Honor Murdered Teacher At Service

By Lisa Rathke, Associated Press
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(Photo Courtesy: Josh Ainsworth Photography)

Melissa Jenkins with her 2-year-old son (Photo Courtesy: Josh Ainsworth Photography)

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont prep school teacher lured from her home and killed will be remembered by students, co-workers, friends and family at St. Johnsbury Academy where she was a science teacher.

A memorial service for 33-year-old Melissa Jenkins will be held at 4 p.m. Friday in the school gymnasium.

On Thursday, the school sold pink ribbons to raise money for Jenkins’ 2-year-old son Ty who was present when his mother was killed on Sunday night.

Police say two Waterford residents, 30-year-old Allen Prue and his 33-year-old wife Patricia Prue, lured Jenkins from her home by claiming their car had broken down.

They have pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder charges.

Jenkins was strangled.

Her body was found in the Connecticut River on Monday.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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