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Judge denies Lori Vallow-Daybell’s request for a retrial

FREMONT COUNTY, Idaho (KIFI) - In Fremont County court Thursday morning, Judge Steven Boyce ruled there was not sufficient evidence to merit a re-trial in the case of Lori Vallow-Daybell. The final verdict of her trial will stand.

Vallow-Daybell arrived in court smiling with her feet shackled wearing the orange and white jumpsuit.

Her lawyers had claimed the jury was confused by misleading instructions. They alleged a juror knew about evidence that was not presented during the trial.

Her lawyers petitioned the court to overturn the previous trial and reschedule her trial once again to join it with Chad Daybell.

“We never asked for a separation of trials, it was Chad Daybell who asked for the separation," Vallow-Daybell's attorney John Thomas said. "Which is why we are okay having the trial reset for another time."

The juror in question appeared in a news interview in the days following the trial, where he outlined the decision making process of the final verdict.

Judge Boyce ruled the court could not consider any statements the juror made to the media because those statements fall involved deliberations made by the jury.

Vallow-Daybell will return to the Madison County Jail to await her sentencing on July 31.

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

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