Lori Vallow Daybell will face trial at the Ada County, Idaho Courtroom, from April 3rd, 2023. The presiding Seventh District Judge, Steven Boyce, has declared that only certain proceeding sections will be broadcasted to the media. At the same time, the rest, including individual questions to the jury, will be kept away from the public. The decision has been made to ensure a fair trial for both defendants and prevent public bias from affecting the jury.


According to the indictment document published on May 25th, 2021, Lori Vallow, 49, along with her husband Chad Daybell, 54, now faces two counts of first-degree murders of Lori’s children, Tylee Ryan, 17, and JJ Vallow, 7, and one count of conspiring to commit first-degree murder in the death of Chad’s ex-wife Tammy Daybell.

Lori Vallow also faces the charge of grand theft by deception for being accused of killing her children for social security financial benefits. The former mother of two was said to have become obsessed with the writings of Chad Daybell, who wrote on doomsday fiction and the world’s ending. On several accounts, Lori’s friend Melanie Gibb has claimed that Lori has referred to her children as zombies. 

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Lori Vallow is set to appear in the Fremont County Court on March 15th for a hearing regarding her motion to dismiss the death penalty charge. The motion has been filed because of the defense’s claim that the government needs to share its evidence discovery materials. Following the hearing on Wednesday, Lori Vallow will be transported to the Ada County jail, where she will be awaiting her trial. 

March 27th and 28th will be solely reserved for questioning potential jurors. With the beginning of the trial in April, only family members will be allowed to sit for the hearing, while the remaining seat will be assigned via a reservation method as per the directions of the Ada County Courthouse. Keeping in mind the nature of the crime and the alleged motive behind it, jurors are likely to be questioned based on religious beliefs. Lori Vallow will not be facing a joint trial with Chad Daybell because of a delay in producing evidence, thereby giving the defendant less time to prepare.