Chad Daybell, Lori Vallow To Have Combined Jury Trial
REXBURG, Idaho – District Judge Steven Boyce on Thursday decided that the jury trials of Chad Daybell and Lori Vallow should be combined.
Special prosecutor Rob Wood asked Boyce to combine the trials, arguing that it would be a burden on the state by “requiring repetitive work.” He also said it would benefit the victims’ families – who live across multiple states – as they won’t have to attend two separate trials.
Lori Vallow’s attorney, Mark Means, did not object to combining the trials.
Chad Daybell’s attorney, John Prior, however, argued before a judge Thursday that his client’s and Lori Vallow’s jury trials should be separate.
Boyce decided that Vallow and Daybell can be tried as co-defendants.
Judge Steven Boyce grants motion to combine #ChadDaybell & #LoriVallow jury trials. Says they share common scheme & evidence. Also cites potential difficulties in securing enough jurors for 2 trials & possible inconsistencies in having duplicative hearings. @KSL5TV pic.twitter.com/8EtbC3Zpg8
— Garna Mejia KSL (@GarnaMejiaKSL) October 29, 2020
Click here to read KSL TV’s full coverage of the case of Tylee Ryan and JJ Vallow, whose bodies were later discovered buried on Chad Daybell’s property in Idaho.
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