In appeal, Chad Daybell asks Idaho Supreme Court to review verdict, sentence

Jun 5, 2024, 2:29 PM | Updated: 6:12 pm

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ST. ANTHONY, Idaho  — An attorney for Chad Daybell has filed an appeal, asking the state supreme court to evaluate his trial and verdict.

According to East Idaho News, Daybell’s attorney, John Prior, filed the appeal on Monday. It was well within the 42 days he had to do so under Idaho law.



Prior is asking the Idaho Supreme Court to look at Chad Daybell’s conviction of murder, conspiracy and fraud related to the deaths of Tylee Ryan, JJ Vallow and Tammy Daybell,

Specifically, he wants the state’s high court to look for errors in ruling out expert testimony, procedural issues and jury instructions.

Prior also asked the state to appoint a new defense attorney for the appeals process. In death penalty cases, the appeals process can stretch into decades.

Partial timeline of Chad Daybell trial

On May 29, a jury found Daybell guilty of murdering three people, as well as conspiracy to commit each of the murders.

Prosecutors charged Chad Daybell with killing Tammy Daybell, his late wife. The state also charged Daybell with killing two children, Tylee Ryan and JJ Vallow. Their mother, and Chad Daybell’s current wife, Lori Vallow Daybell was also found guilty of murder and conspiracy.

Lori Vallow Daybell was sentenced to life in prison.

On Saturday, June 1, Chad Daybell was sentenced to death for the crimes.

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In appeal, Chad Daybell asks Idaho Supreme Court to review verdict, sentence