Judge reduces Lori Vallow Daybell’s bail amount to $1 million

Posted at 2:57 PM, Mar 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-06 16:57:52-05

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Lori Vallow Daybell appeared in an Idaho court for the first time on Friday to hear the charges made against her and to argue against her $5 million bail amount.

During the hearing, Magistrate Judge Faren Eddins read Daybell the charges. She is charged with two counts of felony child abandonment. She is also facing misdemeanor charges of resisting and obstructing an officer, solicitation of a crime, and contempt of court in the disappearance of her children. The charges are related to the disappearance of Daybell’s children, 7-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow and 17-year-old Tylee Ryan. They haven’t been seen since September.

Edwina Elcox, one of three west Idaho attorneys representing Daybell, argued for a bail reduction to $10,000. Madison County Prosecutor Rob Wood argued for the bond to remain at $5 million.

Eddins reduced bail to $1 million. He stipulated that if Vallow does post bond, she must wear an ankle monitor and stay within Bonneville, Jefferson, Madison and Fremont counties.

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