Lori Vallow’s lawyer has reportedly filed a motion requesting her upcoming murder trial be moved out of Fremont County, Idaho, according to court documents.
Vallow is currently behind bars in Idaho, facing murder and related charges in connection with the death of her two children and the death of her husband’s former wife. According to East Idaho News, due to the high publicity in the case, Vallow’s attorney doesn’t think a fair and impartial jury can be found in Fremont County, where Vallow is currently being held.
On Tuesday, attorney Mark Means filed a motion to transfer Vallow’s case out of the eastern Idaho county. He also filed a motion to “show contempt for failure to comply with a served subpoena” to Tammy and Chad Daybell’s daughter and Vallow’s niece Melanie Gibb.
Further, Means filed a motion that “notifies the court that Vallow Daybell will not waive her right to defense,” East Idaho News reports.
Meanwhile, as CrimeOnline previously reported, a Maricopa grand jury in Arizona has indicted Vallow last month on conspiracy to commit murder in connection with the death of her former husband.
Charles Vallow died in July 2019 after an argument at the Chandler, Arizona, home where Lori and her children were living following their marital separation.
Vallow’s brother Alex Cox, who was at the Chandler home that day, fatally shot Charles during a purported altercation, claiming self-defense. Cox was never charged in Charles Vallow’s death and died himself later that year, of reported natural causes.
In Idaho alone, Vallow is facing two counts of murder and three counts of conspiracy to commit murder in the deaths of her children and the death of Chad Daybell’s former wife, Tammy Daybell.
Vallow’s children Tylee Ryan, 16, and JJ Vallow, 7, disappeared in September 2019. Vallow never reported her children missing. Their remains were found in June 2020, buried on Chad Daybell’s property in Salem, Idaho.
Last month, Vallow was deemed incompetent to stand trial. She’s currently being treated by an Idaho Department of Correction mental facility.
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Correction: An earlier version of this article mistakenly stated that Tammy Daybell is accused of failing to comply with a subpoena. Tammy’s daughter Heather Daybell is the subject of the accusation.
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[Feature Photo: Lori Vallow/Handout]