Lori Daybell pleads not guilty to misdemeanors, seeks bond reduction
(File) Tylee Ryan; JJ Vallow; Lori Vallow-Daybellt

UPDATE July 17, 2020:

East Idaho News reports Lori Vallow Daybell's bail was lowered Friday on three Madison County misdemeanor charges.

Magistrate Judge Michelle Mallard decreased bond to $50,000 on each charge, totaling $150,000. She noted that Daybell would still need to post $1 million in Fremont County to get out of jail. The judge said if Daybell is able to post bond, she can have no contact with her husband, Chad Daybell.

A jury trial on the three charges was scheduled for Jan. 25-29, 2021. A preliminary hearing on the Fremont County charges is set for Aug. 10 and 11. Vallow Daybell is also charged in Fremont County with two felony counts of conspiracy to destroy, alter, or conceal evidence, where her where bail remains set at $1 million.


July 15, 2020:

By Nate Easton, East Idaho News

REXBURG, Idaho (East Idaho News) -- Lori Vallow Daybell pleaded not guilty to three misdemeanor charges and asked a judge to lower her bond.

Daybell faces two felony charges in Fremont County of conspiracy to destroy, alter, or conceal evidence. She is also charged in Madison County with misdemeanor resisting or obstructing officers, criminal solicitation to commit a crime and contempt of court. She was charged in Madison County with two counts of desertion and nonsupport of children, but those charges were dropped July 2.

Mark Means, Lori Daybell’s attorney, filed a motion Tuesday afternoon saying his client is pleading not guilty to the three misdemeanors and wants a jury trial. Means is also requesting a bond reduction hearing.

Lori Daybell is being held in the Madison County Jail on $1 million bail. Chad Daybell is in the Fremont County Jail on two felony counts of conspiracy to commit destruction, alteration or concealment of evidence and two counts of destruction, alteration or concealment of evidence.

A pre-trial conference is scheduled for Lori Daybell in Madison County on July 17. A preliminary hearing will then be held in Madison County on Aug. 10 and 11. Chad Daybell’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 3 and 4.

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