Chad Daybell, the husband of Lori Vallow, will stand trial for charges of concealing evidence after Vallow’s two children were found dead on his property, an Idaho judge ruled Tuesday.
Judge Faren Z. Eddins found that after a two-day preliminary hearing, the state had shown probable cause and scheduled an arraignment for Aug. 21 in district court. Daybell faces four felony counts in the complex case that spans multiple states and includes several suspicious deaths.
Vallow’s children, Tylee Ryan and JJ Vallow, were found dead on Daybell’s property in June; nobody has been charged with their deaths. Vallow is expected to face a preliminary hearing on similar charges next week.
The case has attracted national attention because of the couple’s alleged doomsday beliefs.
At issue in the case against Daybell are allegations that he sent text messages in an effort to conceal Tylee’s body, lied to police about his
Fotis Dulos compared his estranged wife Jennifer‘s disappearance to the plot of Gone Girl.
In Gillian Flynn‘s 2012 bestseller, Amy fakes her own violent abduction after methodically planting evidence that will implicate her husband, Nick. Treachery ensues.
“We have been provided a very dark, 500-plus page novel Jennifer wrote,” Fotis’ attorney, Norm Pattis, told NBC News in a statement last year. “We don’t know what had become of Jennifer, but the Gone Girl hypothesis is very much on our mind.”
Those close to Jennifer thought that was cruel nonsense.
“I read Jennifer’s novel in installments as she was completing the manuscript. She finished the draft around 2002 [before she even started dating Fotis],” Carrie Luft, a spokesperson for Jennifer’s family, said in a statement. “Jennifer’s novel is not a mystery.” Luft added, “Trying to tie Jennifer’s absence to a book she wrote more than 17 years ago … Read More
Officials announced on Wednesday that Chad Daybell, the husband of an Idaho mother suspected in her kids’ months-long disappearance, has been charged with two felony counts of destruction, alteration or concealment of evidence.
The charges were announced after police confirmed finding two sets of unidentified human remains at Daybell’s property on Tuesday.
Daybell’s bond was set at $1 million, and his preliminary hearing was set for July 1. His attorney, John Prior, argued for bail to be lower and said Daybell “has every intention of addressing these issues.” Prior did not respond to ABC News’ request for further comment.
Police said autopsy results are pending, but prosecutor Rob Wood said at Daybell’s arraignment that he was “aware that those remains are the remains of children.”
Wood alleges Daybell “willfully concealed and/or aided and abetted another to willfully conceal” the remains from around the time the children, Joshua “JJ” Vallow and
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