Mother of "Doomsday" Lori Vallow said in court on Tuesday when her attorney asked a judge to remand the indictment to a grand jury because it was "confusing." He had a big smile on his face.
Attorneys for Barrow, who is accused of murdering two children and stealing social security benefits, also said at a hearing in the Idaho County court that they "determine we need a fair trial."
Mother of 49 and husband Chad Daybell, 52, have been charged with murder, conspiracy, and theft in connection with the death of 7-year-old Joshua “JJ” Valor in 2019. and 17-year-old Tyree Ryan.
On Tuesday, Vallow's attorney asked a judge to separate her conspiracy to murder and conspiracy to commit theft, arguing it could confuse her jury.
``The state said, 'Hey, we've got all this "And as long as they find one of these conspiracies, the conspiracy will be satisfied," attorney John Thomas said in a proceeding Tuesday. Fox News reported. "That doesn't make a lot of sense." said he planned to steal social security benefits his children were receiving. Other conspiracy charges are the same, but related to her son's death.
It's two separate things, a conspiracy," continued Thomas. "We believe it would be confusing for jurors to be able to determine which factors were met when and to what extent the factors were met."
On the other hand, the prosecution He argued that the charges were not at all misleading.
"One was to kill Tyrie her Ryan and steal social security payments allocated to her. The other one was to kill J.J. Varrow and be allocated to him. It was to steal and collect the Social Security fund," said prosecutor Rob Wood. "I believe the jury will find that there was this agreement, that I consented to commit these two crimes."
Justice Stephen Boyce considered the argument and later
Vallow's children went missing in 2019, but the couple never reported them missing and no relatives have been identified. declined to cooperate with the investigation after reporting that the children had not been seen for months.
The couple fled to Hawaii, where they were arrested in connection with the disappearance of their children.
The burned bodies of both children were eventually found in a makeshift grave near the Barrow home in rural Idaho.
Attorney for "Cult Mom" who pleaded not guilty claimed she was mentally unfit for trial, but capable of standing up to trials The charges against her after spending 11 months in a psychiatric hospital were deemed to be.
Vallow and her husband married just two weeks after Chad Daybell's ex-wife died suddenly. The death was reportedly due to natural causes, but the body was later exhumed by investigators.
Vallow is also charged with conspiring to murder her fourth husband, Charles Vallow, who was allegedly shot dead by her brother Alex Cox in Arizona. . Cox later died of natural causes.
Poswith t wire