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Lori Vallow-Daybell still incompetent for trial, Chad Daybell Nov. trial delayed

FREMONT COUNTY, Idaho (KIFI) - Lori Vallow-Daybell and Chad Daybell appeared before Judge Steven Boyce Wednesday.

You can watch it below.

Vallow-Daybell did not appear in person. Judge Boyce said he has received and reviewed a progress report and determined Vallow-Daybell is not competent to proceed at this time, so the case has been stayed for an additional 180 days.

During that time, if another progress report comes in indicating restoration of competency, then the judge will schedule a hearing sooner.

Daybell did appear in person with his attorney John Prior Wednesday. Judge Boyce delayed his trial previously set for Nov. 8. A new date has not been set. The judge said a scheduling conference will be set in early October.

Vallow-Daybell and Daybell were indicted in May on murder charges in connection with the deaths of Vallow's two children, Tylee Ryan and JJ Vallow.

Daybell is also charged with the murder of his wife, Tammy, who died a few weeks before Daybell and Vallow married.

The children's disappearance became national news after Daybell and Vallow abruptly left Idaho following questioning by police about the disappearance of Tylee and JJ as well as Tammy Daybell's death.

Vallow's children were last seen on different days in September 2019. Law enforcement officials found their remains on Daybell's rural property in Fremont County nine months later.

Along with the murder charges, Daybell is charged with insurance fraud stemming from life insurance policies that allegedly paid him money after his wife's death.

Vallow is charged with grand theft for allegedly continuing to draw Social Security benefits for her children after their deaths.

Vallow-Daybell has been deemed not competent to continue with court proceedings and has been admitted to a mental health facility for treatment.

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

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