REXBURG, Idaho (ABC4 News) – New developments in the case against Lori Vallow Daybell include two additional charges of conspiracy to commit destruction, alteration or concealment of evidence in the deaths of her two children, 17-year-old Tylee Ryan and 7-year-old Joshua “J.J. Vallow.
Daybell met with Judge Eddins for her initial appearance Tuesday afternoon regarding her new charges. But court documents revealed more information into the state’s case against her and her new husband, Chad Daybell.
The charges stem from interviews with Chad and Lori in regards to the two children who were missing at that time.
Police said on November 26, 2019, Chad misrepresented the nature of his relationship with Lori while being questioned by the Rexburg Police Department. They also said Melanie Gibb was contacted and encouraged to not cooperate with police regarding the missing kids.
That same day, detectives said Lori provided false information of the physical whereabouts of the kids and also contacted her best friend, Melanie Gibb and asked her not to talk to authorities.
Documents further state Lori failed to comply with a court order to physically produce her two children.
During Tuesday’s initial appearance, Judge Eddins kept Daybell’s bond at $1 million.
Her husband, Chad Daybell is in jail on two charges of destruction, alteration or concealment of evidence. His bail is also set for $1 million.
The judge asked Lori’s attorney if he had ever represented any other people associated with this case. He said he had not, but the prosecutor told the judge he had represented Chad at a bail reduction.
Judge Eddins then asked the lawyers to each submit an explanation regarding the issue, so the case can move forward.
Lori’s next court hearing is scheduled for August 10 and 11.