Daybell trial postponed, no new date set

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FILE – In this March 6, 2020, file photo, Lori Vallow Daybell glances at the camera during her hearing, with her defense attorney, Edwina Elcox, right, in Rexburg, Idaho. Prosecutors say the mother of two children who were found dead in rural Idaho months after they vanished in a bizarre case that captured worldwide attention had conspired with her new husband to hide or destroy the kids’ bodies. The new felony charges against Lori Vallow Daybell came late Monday, June 29, 2020, the latest twist in a case tied to the mysterious deaths of both of the couple’s former spouses and their beliefs about zombies and the apocalypse. (John Roark/The Idaho Post-Register via AP, Pool, File)

ST. ANTHONY, Idaho (ABC4) – The trial for Chad and Lori Daybell has been pushed back after the couple’s attorneys said they are not prepared for the trial’s scheduled date, East Idaho News reports.

A new trial date has not been set.

Mark Means, Lori Daybell’s attorney, and John Prior, Chad Daybell’s attorney, asked the judge to delay the trial, while prosecutor Rob Wood said he and his team are prepared for the originally scheduled July trial.

The Daybells are standing trial after law enforcement found the remains of Lori Vallow Daybell’s 17-year-old daughter Tylee Ryan and 7-year-old son Joshua “J.J. Vallow on a property belonging to Chad Daybell on June 9.

They have both pleaded not guilty to felony charges of destruction, alteration, or concealment of evidence, according to East Idaho News.

For a full timeline of the case, click here.

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