VALLOW DAYBELL CASE

Jury selection continues on day 2 of the Lori Vallow Daybell trial

Apr 4, 2023, 6:00 PM | Updated: Jan 5, 2024, 3:02 pm

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BOISE, Idaho — Jury selection continued on the second day of the Lori Vallow Daybell trial.

Vallow Daybell is charged with seven felonies. She and her husband Chad Daybell are accused of murdering her two children, J.J. Vallow and Tylee Ryan. Vallow Daybell is also accused of conspiring to murder Daybell’s late wife, Tammy Daybell. Vallow Daybell has pleaded not guilty.

The court wants 42 potential jurors approved before moving forward with the trial, although only 18 jurors need to be selected for the trial; 12 trial jurors and six alternates.

The day began with 17 juror positions already filled, with 25 left to fill the needed 42. Three jury pools were brought in at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 2 p.m. Tuesday to be questioned about their ability to serve as jurors for the trial.

Jurors were questioned about prior knowledge of the trial, any opinions formed about Vallow Daybell’s guilt or innocence, and possible interfering circumstances that would prevent them from serving.

There was significant discussion of the possibility of the jury being sequestered. Boyce asked each potential juror if they could be sequestered.

By 5:15 p.m., 10 jurors had been added for the day, bringing the total to 27 of the total 42.

Judge Steven Boyce did not make a ruling over whether JJ’s grandparents, Kay and Larry Woodcock, would be allowed to sit in on the trial.

John Prior, Chad Daybell’s attorney, was present in the court room Tuesday.

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