Trial of Lori Vallow, accused of killing her 2 children, delayed for new competency review | Regional/national titles

The trial of Lori Vallow – who is accused of killing her two children, hiding their bodies and then reporting them missing – is being delayed again after the defense renewed its claim that Vallow is not competent to stand trial.

Vallow and her husband, Chad Daybell, were charged for murder more than a year ago, but the trial was delayed due to concerns over Vallow’s jurisdiction. doorbell pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.

Judge Stephen Boyce ruled on April 11 that Vallow had jurisdiction, but the same judge said Thursday that new information from the defense required Vallow to be reassessed before the case could proceed.

“It is impractical for all parties to adhere to the Court’s scheduling order,” Boyce wrote Thursday, indicating that the scheduled start date for the trial, Jan. 9, 2023, is no longer. possible.

The information provided by the defense is redacted in the court documents and the judge ordered that these details remain sealed.

CNN reached out to Vallow’s defense attorneys on Thursday to comment on the order. A spokesman for the prosecution declined to comment.

In 2021, a grand jury indicted Vallow and Daybell for the murders of 17-year-old Tylee Ryan and 7-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow.

Tylee and JJ went missing in September 2019, and Vallow and Daybell got married two months later.

The children’s disappearance became national news after Daybell and Vallow abruptly left the area after being questioned by police about the whereabouts of the children and the recent death of Daybell’s ex-wife, Tammy.

In June 2020, law enforcement officials found the children’s remains on Daybell’s property in Fremont County, Idaho.

Daybell is also charged with the murder of his ex-wife, who died in her sleep weeks before Daybell was to remarry.

Idaho is ask for the death penalty in the case of Vallow.


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Elna M. Lemons