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Chad Daybell’s lawyer argues case should be moved to Boise

Chad Daybell’s hearing to dismiss postponed_ Daybell and John Prior

ST. ANTHONY, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Chad Daybell's lawyer, John Prior, formally requested a change of venue Thursday.

Prior filed a six page memorandum that outlines his reasoning for moving Daybell's trial from eastern Idaho to Boise, stating "pretrial publicity" has prevented his client from having a fair and impartial trial within the current venue.

"The hope of finding an impartial jury from a larger population is far more likely than in very small number of eastern Idaho rural communities
whose local media agency has an incredible following," Prior said.

Chad daybell is facing two counts of conspiracy to destroy, alter, or conceal evidence in connection to the disappearance and deaths of his stepchildren, 17-year-old Tylee Ryan and 7-year-old J.J. Vallow.

Authorities found their remains at Daybell's home in June of this year.

Chad's wife Lori Vallow-Daybell is scheduled to appear before a judge Jan. 6 to discuss a similar motion for a transfer of trial and a motion to dismiss her cases in Fremont County.

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  1. And, as an amicus curiae, I would like to request this creature be given to ME so I can dispose of it in the manner I choose.
    So you see, Mr. Prior, we can’t ALWAYS get what we want, can we? 😉

  2. I don’t think there is anywhere in the U.S. that people haven’t read, heard and talked about this case. When someone does something so horrendous, how can a defense lawyer think that only the area where it happened would know about it. Frankly, I am surprised he and his current wife haven’t been charged with first degree murder. There had to be malice aforethought to have killed two children at two separate times.

    1. “….how can a defense lawyer think that only the area where it happened would know about it.(?)”
      Asked and answered, idspud: It’s a lawyer. It ain’t doing this BS for FREE! 🙂
      There was OBVIOUSLY malice aforethought involved, but just AS obvious that neither the defense attorney(s) NOR the prosecutor actually want to GO to trial. On THIS one, the pettifoggers are ALL just looking for the best ‘bargaining’ chips. And THIS passes for ‘justice’. 🙁

  3. Boise area is much too liberal for folks there to determine these murderous individuals fate, Anyone who would kill their own children are not worth the time and energy to change venues or keep them alive in prison for any length of time! Send them back to GOD to determine their everlasting sentence!

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