A JUDGE has denied killer Lori Vallow’s request for a new trial after she was sentenced last month.
The mother was found guilty of killing her two children – JJ, seven, and Tylee, 16 – and conspiring to murder Tammy Daybell, the former wife of her husband Chad Daybell.
Judge Steven Boyce denied the request Thursday tweets by East Idaho News reporter Kaitlyn Hart.
Lori was seen smiling and chatting with her attorneys before the application was denied.
Her attorney, Jim Archibald, argued that she should be retried because the indictment was changed during the trial.
He also claimed that a juror’s comments during an interview with a reporter indicated that they were confused by the court’s instructions.
However, prosecutor Lindsey Blake countered that the indictment could be amended and that the jury understood the court’s instructions.
Lori will have a sentencing hearing on July 31.
The mother faces another trial in Arizona, where she is accused of conspiring to murder her fourth husband, Charles Vallow.
Chad is expected to appear in court in April 2024 in Idaho.
He has pleaded not guilty to charges of murdering his former wife and Lori’s children.
The decomposing bodies of Tylee and JJ were found buried on Chad’s property in Rexburg, Idaho in 2021.