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Lori Vallow Daybell pleads not guilty to all charges

Lori Vallow Daybell and her husband Chad Daybell each had a scheduled hearing in court Tuesday.

REXBURG, Idaho — Editor's note: The video above is from previous coverage of the case involving Lori Vallow Daybell.

Lori Vallow Daybell pleaded not guilty Tuesday to all charges against her, including murder charges in the death of her children.

Vallow Daybell's attorney reportedly asked the judge to enter not guilty pleas for all counts against her, according to East Idaho News, the pool camera for the hearing.

Lori Vallow Daybell was arraigned before a judge Tuesday afternoon in Idaho after a court order last week revealed her competency had been restored and her case can move forward.

Lori Vallow Daybell and her husband Chad Daybell are currently in custody in Idaho, facing charges in the deaths of her children, Tylee and JJ, who used to live in Arizona. Both Chad and Lori are also facing additional charges connected to the deaths of their former spouses.

Lori Vallow Daybell was moved from Idaho's Department of Health and Welfare, where she's been under a mental health evaluation since last summer, to the custody of Fremont County. She's been rebooked into the Madison County jail in Rexburg, Idaho.

She's charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the death of her children; one county of conspiracy to commit murder in the death of Tammy Daybell; one count of grand theft; and two other conspiracy counts.

Lori moved to Idaho with the kids from Arizona in September 2019. They disappeared before the end of the month.

After the kids' disappeared, Daybell's first wife, Tammy Daybell, died in October 2019. Originally, it was believed she died in her sleep, but investigators later determined her death was suspicious, exhumed her body, and charged Daybell and Lori with her death.

A few weeks after Tammy's death, Lori and Chad Daybell got married in Hawaii.

Investigators believe Lori and Chad Daybell had returned to Rexburg until police first came around for a welfare check on her kids around Thanksgiving 2019. 

Lori and Chad Daybell then disappeared to Hawaii until Lori was originally arrested for failing to produce her kids in February 2020 and extradited back to Idaho in March of that year. Chad Daybell would later be arrested in June after the children's bodies were discovered on his property.

Chad Daybell also appeared in court Tuesday morning in a hearing where a judge will reconsider moving his trial from East Idaho to Boise.

Chad Daybell's trial is scheduled for January 2023 and will likely become a joint trial with his wife, Lori.

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Learn more about the Daybell case by following the previous coverage on the 12 News YouTube channel.

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