Lori Vallow, the Idaho mother accused of various crimes related to the disappearance of her two children, pleaded not guilty to three misdemeanor charges Wednesday.
Vallow, 47, also asked for her bail to be lowered from its current price of $1 million and for a jury trial, the East Idaho News reported.
As if the case wasn’t complex enough, Vallow is charged with multiple crimes by two different east Idaho counties. In Madison County, she is facing misdemeanor charges of resisting or obstructing officers, criminal solicitation to commit a crime and contempt of court. She pleaded not guilty to those crimes Wednesday.
In Fremont County, just north of Madison County, Vallow is charged with two felony counts of conspiracy to destroy, alter or conceal evidence. She has not yet entered a plea in response to those charges.
Vallow’s attorney argued for the bail reduction on the basis that two felony child endangerment charges (filed in Madison County at the time), were dropped in late June, according to the East Idaho News.
The attorney, Mark Means, neglected to mention that those charges were dropped after the remains of Tylee Ryan, 17, and JJ Vallow, 8, were found on the property of Vallow’s husband Chad Daybell in mid-June.
Daybell, 51, is also behind bars charged with various crimes. As of Wednesday, no one has yet been directly charged with killing Tylee and JJ.
The two children were last seen alive in September 2019, after Daybell and Vallow had reportedly joined a Doomsday cult. Vallow was arrested in February in connection with their disappearance. Daybell and Vallow have since been connected with numerous suspicious deaths as authorities investigate the case.
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