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Daybell trial wraps up for the week


BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) - In continuing coverage of Chad Daybell's trial, Lori Vallow's former friend was back on the stand Friday morning.

Melanie Gibb underwent intense questioning by Defense Attorney John Prior about her memory on the case.

He questioned her on whether or not the police ever did any investigation into her involvement.

Prior: “Okay. the first thing is, you never did provide an hair sample to any law enforcement agency in this case. Is that right?”

Gibb:  “Correct.”

Prior: “You never turned over your phone, or was there a request to turn over your phone by any law enforcement agency, is that correct?

Gibb: “Correct.”

Prior: “You were never requested or did turn over any email or any email accounts or social media accounts to law enforcement at their request, is that correct?”

Gibb: “Correct.”

Prior: “Okay. You did, however, in 2021 provide a DNA sample to a Rexburg or a Fremont County officer, a couple of years after this alleged incident, is that right? 

Gibb: “Correct.”

In his continued cross-examination, Prior asked several questions about Gibb's belief in fringe religious practices, including casting out dark spirits, previous lives on different planets, and religious portals.

Court finished for the day and will begin again Monday morning at 8:30 a.m.

You can view a timeline of events and all our past stories on Chad Daybell and Lori Vallow-Daybell HERE.

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