By Bill Greene, Peter Schworm, John R. Ellement and Martin Finucane, Globe Staff


ST. JOHNSBURY, VT. — The man arrested in the slaying of a beloved teacher at a Vermont prep school told police that he and his wife were driving around Sunday when he “got the idea to get a girl,” according to an affidavit filed in the case by a Vermont State Police investigator.

Allen Prue, 30, went on to give a detailed confession to the crime, saying that he and his wife, Patricia, 33, lured Melissa Jenkins, mother of a toddler, from her home on the pretext that they had car trouble, and then killed Jenkins and disposed of her body, the affidavit said.

Prue had once plowed Jenkins’s driveway. Jenkins’s friends told investigators that she had mentioned that the man who plowed her driveway had asked her out. She also said that the man had shown up at her home drunk in the fall, Detective Sergeant Walter F. Smith said in the affidavit. REST OF STORY HERE

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