Thursday, May 23 2013 6:54 PM EDT2013-05-23 22:54:33 GMT
Yesterday's quick downpour is leaving long-term damage to Burlington roads and businesses. So much so it has the Department of Public Works looking closely at making some major repairs to the entire system. TheMore >>
Yesterday's quick downpour is leaving long-term damage to Burlington roads and businesses.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 6:24 PM EDT2013-05-23 22:24:21 GMT
Undocumented immigrants in Vermont won a huge battle in the state legislature this year that will eventually give them the chance to earn driver's licenses. That includes Jose Norman. "I've been hereMore >>
The new law won't take effect until January 2014.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 2:51 PM EDT2013-05-23 18:51:07 GMT
Crews are responding to a garbage truck that caught fire off Shelburne Road in Shelburne, Vt. According to the Shelburne Fire Department, something in the back of a Casella Waste truck caught fire. TheMore >>
Crews are responding to a garbage truck that caught fire off Shelburne Road in Shelburne, Vt.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 2:04 PM EDT2013-05-23 18:04:40 GMT
The N.H. Senate is expected to take up a bill Thursday to legalize medical marijuana in the state. According to the legislation HB573, it would allow patients with cancer, glaucoma, positive status forMore >>
The N.H. Senate is expected to take up a bill Thursday to legalize medical marijuana in the state.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:34 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:34:26 GMT
The Essex Fire Department and Vermont Gas are currently investigating the smell of propane at the Edge Fitness Center in Essex, Vt.FOX44 and ABC22 reporter Michael Page says they haven't found anythingMore >>
The Essex Fire Department and Vermont Gas are currently investigating the smell of propane at the Edge Fitness Center in Essex, Vt.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:22 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:22:39 GMT
The annual Spring Move Out Project in Burlington Thursday. The project allows you to get rid of unwanted, but still usable household goods. You can bring clothes, books, furniture, household items, andMore >>
The annual Spring Move Out Project is being held in Burlington Thursday.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:40 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:40:21 GMT
If you're planning on traveling this holiday weekend, you're not alone. According to AAA, more than 30 million Americans will be on the roadways. On average, they'll also be driving at least 50 miles forMore >>
If you're planning on traveling this holiday weekend, you're not alone.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:31 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:31:51 GMT
Each year between 5 and 7 million animals enter a shelter. Purina Cat Chow is trying to offset some of those costs. The company is donating $200,000 to 50 shelters and that's where you come in. A quickMore >>
Each year between 5 and 7 million animals enter a shelter. Purina Cat Chow is trying to offset some of those costs. More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 8:54 AM EDT2013-05-23 12:54:39 GMT
Two sides of the law are working together in order to keep the peace at the border. Vermont State Police an Quebec's Provincial Police met to address the challenges of policing at the border in a specialMore >>
Two sides of the law are working together in order to keep the peace at the border.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 8:13 AM EDT2013-05-23 12:13:33 GMT
New details in an officer involved shooting that happened in Danville, Vt. last year.In September, 36-year-old William Mahoney was shot by a state trooper. This after police say he stole a vehicle andMore >>
New details in an officer involved shooting that happened in Danville, Vt. last year.More >>
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Continuing coverage on the Melissa Jenkins murder case. Yesterday, we told you new information was released in court documents. Some of it was disturbing and gruesome. Other parts may hint to a possible motive in the case.
Allen and Patricia Prue are charged with the teacher's death. We want to stress, the couple is innocent until proven guilty. They have not been tried yet, but we wanted to learn more about what goes through the mind of a potential killer.
We have been following this case since march, but for the first time, we're gaining insight from an expert who examines inside the minds of accused killers.
Long blond hair, it's mentioned several times in the most recent affidavit. Forensic Psychologist Thomas Powell hasn't met Patricia or Allen Prue, but testifies as an expert in court cases. Based on his knowledge of what he's seen and read about this case, he says the accused killers obsession with Melissa Jenkins motivated the heinous crime.
"They certainly went off the deep end in terms of the sorts of psychological and psychosexual interests," Powell said.
Allen and Patricia Prue are accused of luring Jenkins from her home, shocking her with a stun gun then beating, strangling and raping the mother of one. Court documents say Patricia wishes she had saved some of Jenkins bloody hair to use for sexual gratification. Then, police say she bragged about what she did to at least five jail inmates.
"She had some sort of a desire to communicate, get out of herself those issues that are bottled up," Powell said.
From Powell's past experiences, he says this behavior often comes from a combination of genetics, possible parental abuse, drug use, or environmental factors. "I think that they probably lived in a very isolated way and allowed themselves to drift into perversions and deviant interests," Powell added.
Another possible motive, according to Powell... revenge. According to court documents, Patricia says Jenkins made it impossible for them to make friends. Patricia even said she was the victim and that Jenkins deserved to die.
"They're feeling horribly dissed by the decedent, they felt that she had caused them embarrassment or somehow dismissed them as lower in the society than she is," Powell said.
Once again, we want to stress the Prue's are charged, but the case is still ongoing. Meanwhile, Police are still piecing together evidence, including a note that officers say Patricia had written and ripped up in jail. Words they could make out include "We picked her because." "Sexually attracted." "Blonde hair." and, "It was fun."
I also spoke to Donna Prue on the phone this morning. She's Allen Prue's mother, she says she has been able to talk to her son on the phone since he's been in jail.
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