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Chad Daybell trial set for Jan. 2023

Chad Daybell in court Thursday, Dec 2
Chad Daybell in court Thursday Dec 2

FREMONT COUNTY, Idaho (KIFI) - A date is set for the trial of Chad Daybell.

District Judge Steven Boyce has scheduled the trial for January 9th and could last for 8 weeks.

It will be held in the Ada County Courthouse in Boise.

Madison County Prosecutor Rob Wood was hoping it would be later in September 2023.

"Partly, one is an abundance of caution. Two, as we have looked at other similar cases, very high profile complicated cases, these trials usually take two to three years to get to trial," Wood said when asked by the Judge why September.

"They have ten months from now to have a trial and I think that's more than sufficient time for them given the fact that for more than a year and a half there has been a battle to try and get all of the discovery," John Prior, Daybell Attorney said.

Chad Daybell's Lawyer, John Prior, asked that the trial be set for October 2022.

Even though Daybell waved his right to a speedy trial in August, the judge felt it could be sooner.

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


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FREMONT COUNTY, Idaho (KIFI) - The case of Chad Daybell will once again be brought in front of a judge Thursday. 

A motion for discovery will be addressed at 1 p.m. You can watch it below.

This comes after the Idaho State Supreme Court approved the motion to move Daybell's trial from Fremont County to Ada County.

Judge Steven W. Boyce is staying on as the presiding judge.

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

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