Lori Vallow, a mother who has been charged with the disappearance of children, remains innocent after two lawyers quit
Tow members of Lori Vallow’s defense team removed on Friday the same day the judge moved away for the case. She is being held on a $ 1 million bond
Cult mother Lori Vallow, the Idaho woman who has been charged multiple charges over the disappearance of her two children, maintains her innocence days after two of her three lawyers quit and the judge is removed from the case.
Edwina Elcox and Brian Webb quit Vallow’s legal team on Friday with no further explanation for their departure.
The judge also withdrew from the case on Friday after a motion was filed with the defense’s request.
Vallow’s only surviving lawyer Mark Means released a statement on Monday that she continued to claim her innocence in the disappearance of her children, Tylee, 17, and JJ, seven, who have not been seen for nearly six months.
Earlier this month, Vallow, 46, was extradited to Idaho from Hawaii, where she and her new husband Chad Daybell fled last fall while questioning police about the children.
She is being held on $ 1 million bail.
“As with any citizen of our country, Ms. Daybell is entitled to all the privileges and rights that accompany our cornerstone belief of the innocent until proven beyond a reasonable doubt,” the statement said.
Joshua Vallow, left, and Tylee Ryan, right, who have not been seen since September
Lori Vallow Daybell, front, second right, and her defense team, Mark Means, center left, with Edwina Elcox, right, and Brian Webb, left, both of whom retired on Friday without reason
“It is this innocence that Ms Daybell assertively asserts on all charges.”
In addition, Ms. Daybell is guaranteed access to a fair and impartial judicial process. There is no room in the process for suspicions, allusions and or speculations to change this process guaranteed by the Constitution, ”it added.
The statement came after the judge in the case removed Judge Farge Eddins on Friday at the same hearing that first reported that Vallow’s followers Webb and Elcox would remove themselves from the case.
Means filed a motion last week requesting the removal of Eddins, but no reason was given. Eddins approved the motion and a new magistrate judge is now being appointed.
Lori Vallow stands for five counts in the case of her missing children: two felony counts of desertion and unsupported dependent children, and one felony counts each of resisting and hindering an officer, requesting a crime and contempt.
Her children, Tylee, 17 and JJ, seven, have not been seen since September and there are serious concerns about their well-being.
The alarm clock was first triggered by JJ’s grandmother. She’s been begging Vallow for answers about JJ’s whereabouts for months, but she refuses to tell his grandmother where he is.
The FBI released this photo of the family in Yellowstone National Park on September 8 and asked anyone with information about that day to come forward
Chad Daybell, husband of cult Mum Lori Vallow, is seen leaving the Kauai Community Correctional Center. The couple fled to Hawaii and got married on a beach in November
The Salt Lake City FBI has made a public plea for information about a trip Vallow made with the kids to Yellowstone before they disappeared.
They ask anyone who was in the park on September 8 last year and has pictures of the children or family to present to the authorities
Authorities began looking for the children in late November after Lori and her new husband Chad Daybell fled their home in Idaho when police began asking questions about where the children were.
The case expanded when police opened an investigation into a series of suspected deaths related to the couple.
It started in July 2019, when Vallow’s brother, Alex Cox, shot and killed her estranged husband, Charles Vallow, at her Arizona home.
At the time, they told the police that he was acting in self-defense.
In October, Daybell’s 23-year-old woman, Tammy, died mysteriously.
He married Lori in Hawaii two weeks later, after the children were also missing.
All Daybell said about the kids is that they are “safe.”
In December, Vallow’s brother Alex Cox died under mysterious circumstances.
Tammy’s body has now been excavated for further testing. The authorities have not yet published the results of those tests.
The FBI is now reportedly investigating yet another death related to Vallow following the disappearance of her children.
Joseph Ryan’s third husband, Lori, died of a clear heart attack in 2018 – 14 years after the couple divorced in 2004.
Two years later, Joseph’s death takes a second look at the investigators as they search for his and Lori’s daughter Tylee and JJ, who she adopted with her next husband.
Larry Woodcock, from left, Kay Woodcock, JJ’s paternal grandparents, and Brandon Boudreaux attend the Lori Vallow Daybell hearing on Friday, March 6
The timeline of the mysterious deaths and disappearances in Vallow’s immediate family
Tylee and JJ’s extended families beg her to tell them where the children are.
Rexburg police questioned Daybell and Vallow about the missing children in late November, and when investigators returned the following day for a follow-up interview, the couple had left town.
In December, the Idaho authorities asked the Hawaii police to help find the pair.
On January 26, Kauai police filed a search warrant for a vehicle and apartment the couple hired in the resort town of Princeville.
Vallow reportedly believes she is “ a god assigned to perform the work of the 144,000 at the Second Coming of Christ in July 2020, ” according to divorce documents submitted by Charles Vallow before his death.
She and Chad Daybell were involved in a group that promotes preparation for the Biblical end times.
Vallow’s preliminary hearing will take place May 7-8 at the Madison County Courthouse.