Lori Vallow Daybell dominated that two youngsters couldn’t be tried
Lori Vallow Daybell, the woman accused of killing her two children who were found dead in Idaho last year, was declared incapable of standing by an outside psychologist and was ordered to stay on a case against her Thursday.
Prosecutors denied the decision that Daybell “has no authority to proceed,” and Fremont County Judge Steven Boyce wrote on his residency warrant that a hearing of the dispute was planned.
Until the problem can be resolved, there will be a stay, decided Boyce.
Daybell was charged with first degree murder and conspiracy earlier this week to commit murder among other crimes, but her first appearance in court has been delayed. In the brief hearing, Judge Faren Eddins ignored his decision to postpone her first appearance.
Daybell had previously been charged with the crimes of concealment and conspiracy to conceal evidence. Boyce’s stay pertains to the case relating to these previous charges, although it is unclear how the case will proceed in relation to the murder charges.
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In his order, Boyce wrote that Daybell’s case has been on hold since March 8, after the court ordered her to undergo a psychological examination.
The results of the evaluation included a recommendation that Daybell should receive “restorative treatment”.
According to the Idaho Prosecutor’s Office, Daybell and her new husband, Chad Daybell, conspired and murdered Daybell’s two children, Joshua “JJ” Vallow, 7 and Tylee Ryan, 17, in September 2019 in order to make their decision based on their religious beliefs justify.
The couple are also charged with the death of Daybell’s former wife, Tammy Daybell, who died the next month.
The couple fled to Hawaii when police announced in December 2019 that the children were missing and may be in danger. The case made national headlines as it spanned multiple states, suspicious death investigations, and allegations of diverse religious beliefs.
Chad Daybell appeared in court for the first time this week and is due to be charged with the murder he faces on June 9th. He is also charged with allegedly burying the children’s bodies on his property.
Lori Daybell may also face charges in Arizona on the death of her former husband Charles Vallow.
Vallow was fatally shot and killed by Lori Daybell’s late brother, Alex Cox. Claiming self-defense, Cox died in December 2019 in what a medical examiner believed to be natural causes. Cox was also involved in the indictment of documents released this week relating to the deaths of JJ, Tylee and Tammy Daybell.
Charles Vallow had filed for divorce from his then-wife, citing her religious beliefs for the end of the world.
The Daybells could face life in prison or the death penalty if convicted.