Lori Vallow pleads not guilty, trial set for April

Posted at 8:15 AM, Sep 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-10 19:20:31-04

REXBURG, Idaho — UPDATE: Lori Vallow pleads not guilty to two felony counts of conspiracy to commit destruction, alteration or concealment of evidence. The charges are punishable up to five years in prison a $10,000 fine per charge.

Vallow requested a trial, which will start on April 2, 2021 at 10 a.m. and a pre-trial conference will happen March 22 at 10 a.m.

Vallow's attorney, Mark Means, now has 60 days to file a motion if he wants to change venues for the trial.

ORIGINAL STORY: Lori Vallow is due in court for her arraignment Thursday morning. Last week, Special Prosecutor Rob Wood asked district judges to combine the cases against Vallow and her husband, Chad Daybell.

As our media partner East Idaho News reports, the court documents pointed out the charges against Vallow and Daybell allege they conspired in at least one act, or a series of actions.

Chad Daybell was arrested on June 9, after officers say the remains of Joshua "JJ" Vallow and Tylee Ryan were found on his property. A jury trial for Daybell is currently set to start in January in Fremont County.