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VIDEO: Chad Daybell pleads not guilty during arraignment

ST. ANTHONY, Idaho — Chad Daybell pleaded not guilty during his arraignment Friday morning in Idaho District Court.

Daybell is currently charged with two felony counts of conspiracy to commit destruction, alteration or concealment of evidence as well as two felony counts of conspiracy to commit destruction, alteration or concealment of evidence relating to the deaths of JJ Vallow and Tylee Ryan.

The bodies of both 7-year-old Vallow and 17-year-old Ryan were found buried on Daybell’s property on June 9

Daybell was arrested that day. Earlier this month during his preliminary hearings, Judge Faren Eddins ruled there was enough evidence in the case to go to trial.

With Daybell entering a not guilty plea, Judge Steven Boyce moved forward and set a jury trial to begin January 11, 2021. Both the defense and prosecution expect the trial to last three weeks.

Chad Daybell’s wife Lori Vallow Daybell is also facing two felony charges of conspiracy to commit destruction, alteration, or concealment of evidence in Fremont County. Earlier this month she waived her preliminary hearing and is scheduled for arraignment on September 10. 


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