Prosecutor responds to ‘inappropriate,’ ‘absurd’ requests of Lori Vallow Daybell’s attorney

File photo ST. ANTHONY — Special Prosecutor Rob Wood says a recent motion filed by Lori Vallow Daybell’s attorney is “inappropriate” and “absurd.” On Friday, Daybell’s attorney, Mark Means, asked District Judge Steven Boyce to grant several requests after his client was committed to the Department of Health and Welfare. In a court filing, Means … Read more

Attorney makes long list of requests before Lori Vallow Daybell is moved to mental health facility

File photo ST. ANTHONY — Lori Vallow Daybell’s defense attorney Mark Means has a lengthy list of requests after a judge committed her to the Department of Health and Welfare last week. In the document filed Friday, Means says he is making the requests because of Daybell’s “fragile mental state of incompetency, as a direct … Read more

A psychologist says Lori Vallow Daybell is not competent. What happens now?

In the video player above, Bonneville County Prosecuting Attorney Danny Clark explains competency in the Idaho court system. IDAHO FALLS — Although a psychologist has said Lori Vallow Daybell is not competent for trial right now, a judge still needs to legally declare it, and a pause in court proceedings could only be temporary. Daybell … Read more

Arizona investigators seek to charge Lori Vallow Daybell in connection to Charles Vallow’s death

Charles Vallow with Lori Vallow Daybell. | File photo CHANDLER, Arizona — Arizona investigators are attempting to have Lori Vallow Daybell charged with the death her fourth husband, Charles Vallow. On Thursday, Chandler Arizona Police Sgt. Jason McClimans confirmed to EastIdahoNews.com that on April 1, investigators submitted their case to the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. … Read more

Retired FBI agent applauds investigators for ‘putting together the pieces’ in Daybell case

IDAHO FALLS — A retired FBI agent says prosecutors and investigators have done a good job “putting together the puzzle pieces” that led to murder charges against Chad and Lori Daybell. Frank Montoya worked for the FBI over 25 years and served in a variety of high-profile positions, including the head of national counterintelligence and … Read more

Chad Daybell hears murder charges read in court; Lori Daybell given a continuance

Chad Daybell and Lori Vallow Daybell made separate court appearances over Zoom Wednesday morning on new charges, including murder. | Screenshots ST. ANTHONY — Lori Vallow Daybell’s initial court appearance was continued Wednesday morning following a sidebar between Magistrate Judge Faren Eddins and her attorney Mark Means. As a result, Lori, who appeared in the … Read more

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