Lori Vallow wore an orange jumpsuit in court on the Hawaiian island of Kauai for a hearing on her request to reduce bail
‘Cult mom’ Lori Vallow appeared in a Hawaii court Wednesday in a failed bid to get her bail reduced to $ 10,000 following the judgment on the disappearance of her two Idaho children.
Wearing an orange jumpsuit Vallow was told by a judge on the island of Kauai that her bail will remain at $ 5 million. She will now be extradited back to Idaho after a March hearing.
Kauai police arrested Vallow last week on an Idaho warrant. She has been charged with two felony counts of child abandonment.
Seven-year-old Joshua ‘JJ’ Vallow and 17-year-old Tylee Ryan have not been seen since September. Police in the city of Rexburg, Idaho, have said they “strongly believe that Joshua and Tylee’s lives are in danger.”
Vallow’s new husband Chad Daybell made a surprise visit to the jail where she is being hero, DailyMailTV’s exclusive photos revealed Wednesday.
His unscheduled jail visit comes as DailyMail.com has discovered that Daybell and his former wife Tammy, who died under mysterious circumstances, were over $ 350,000 in debt and filed for bankruptcy in 2008,
After the judge denied the request, Vallow’s defense attorney, Craig De Costa, said Vallow is waiving an extradition hearing, which had been scheduled for March 2.
She wants to expedite the return to Idaho, The Costa said.
Kauai police arrested Vallow last week on an Idaho warrant. She has been charged with two felony counts of child abandonment and will now be extradited back to Idaho
Seven-year-old Joshua ‘JJ’ Vallow and 17-year-old Tylee Ryan have not been seen since September. Police in the city of Rexburg, Idaho, have said they ‘strongly believe that Joshua and Tylee’s lives are in danger’
Kauai Prosecutor Justin Kollar said he will work with Idaho authorities on logistics for her departure. The judge set a March 4 status hearing to make sure she has been picked up.
The disappearance of JJ and Tylee captured worldwide attention after authorities pleaded for help in finding them late last year.
Earlier this week, defense attorneys filed a motion asking the judge to reconsider Vallow’s $ 5 million bail. On Wednesday, The Costa urged Judge Kathleen Watanabe to ‘ignore the publicity, ignore the hype’ and set reasonable bail.
Vallow, 46, is a flight risk, prosecutors said. “Given the extensive media attention, she is clearly aware that the authorities have prioritized the case,” prosecutors said. “She also has the means to move across an ocean.”
Prosecutors noted that Vallow’s husband, Chad Daybell, had $ 152,000 in a First Hawaiian Bank account.
Police also have said Vallow and Daybell have song about the children’s whereabouts.
Vallow, also known as Lori Daybell, is also accused or disobeying a court order that is required to bring her children to Idaho authorities last month. The Costa said she is fighting the order because it would allow authorities to take the children into foster care.
DailyMail.TV’s exclusive photos of the 51-year old doomsday author Chad Daybell show him visiting the Kauai Community Correctional Center on Tuesday
Chad and Tammy Daybell were married for 23 years before she died mysteriously in October. The body has been exhumed but the results of that autopsy have not yet been released
Timeline or JJ and Tylee’s disappearance
July 11: Lori Vallow’s husband, Charles Vallow, is killed by her brother, Alex Cox, in Arizona
August: Lori moves children JJ and Tylee to Rexburg, Idaho
September 23: The last time JJ was seen at his school in Idaho
October 19: Chad Daybell’s wife Tammy dies at their Idaho home
October 25: A friend of Tylee receives a text from her phone
November 5: Lori and Chad marry
November 26: Out-of-state relatives ask Idaho police to perform a welfare check on JJ. Lori and Chad claim he is in Arizona with relatives. Police also learn Tylee has not been seen since September, either
November 27: Police execute a search warrant at Lori and Chad’s home, discovering the couple have fled Idaho
December 11: Tammy Daybell’s body is exhumed from the Utah cemetery
December 12: Lori’s brother, Alex Cox, believed to have died in Arizona
December 21: Police issue a press release about JJ and Tylee, revealing they believe their disappearance is linked to Tammy’s death
December 24: Lori and Chad issue a statement through an attorney saying they love their son and daughter and look forward to addressing ‘allegations once they have moved beyond speculation and rumor’
December 30: Police accuse Lori and Chad of lying to investigators and say they believe the couple know where the kids are or what happened to them
January 26: Lori and Chad are seen for the first time in months as police serve two search warrants in Kaua’i
January 30 Lori misses court deadline to produce the children to authorities
February 21: Lori is arrested in Kauai
The tangled case includes investigations into three deaths. Vallow’s estranged husband, Charles Vallow, was shot and killed in Phoenix last July by her brother, Alex Cox. Then Cox, who claimed the shooting was in self-defense, died or unknown causes in December.
Vallow moved the family to Idaho in late August. In October, Chad Daybell’s wife, Tammy Daybell, died of what the obituary said was natural causes. When Daybell married Vallow roughly two weeks after Tammy’s death, law enforcement became suspicious and had her remains exhumed.
Test results on Daybell’s remains and toxicology results for Cox have not yet been released.
Vallow reportedly believes she is “a god assigned to carry out the work of 144,000 at Christ’s second coming in July 2020,” according to divorce documents Charles Vallow filed before his death.
Daybell has written several apocalyptic novels based on theology of The Church of Jesus Christ or Latter-day Saints. Both he and Vallow were involved in a group that promotes preparing for the biblical end times.
Rexburg police questioned Daybell and Vallow about the missing children in late November, and when detectives returned the next day for a follow-up interview they discovered the couple had left town.
In December, Idaho authorities asked police on Kauai for help finding the couple. On Jan. 26, Kauai police served a search warrant on a vehicle and condo the couple were renting in the resort town of Princeville.
The couple’s move to Kauai was “pre-planned,” The Costa said. Kollar said it was concerning that it seemed to have been planned before Vallow’s husband died.
Kauai police did not judge Daybell and he doesn’t face any charges.
Daybell visited his wife for an hour on Tuesday at the Kauai Community Correctional Center, said Toni Schwartz, a spokeswoman for the Hawaii Department of Public Safety.
Signs posted on poles around Kauai read, “Where are the children?”