Facebook Twitter

Lori Vallow Daybell no more? Attorneys want her to be called ‘Mrs. Lori Daybell’

Lori Vallow Daybell’s attorney’s filed a motion to change how the Idaho woman is referred to in court

SHARE Lori Vallow Daybell no more? Attorneys want her to be called ‘Mrs. Lori Daybell’
Lori Vallow, aka Lori Daybell, appears in court in Kauai, Hawaii.

Lori Vallow, aka Lori Daybell, appears in court in Kauai, Hawaii, on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. Vallow Daybell’s attorney’s filed a motion to change how the Idaho woman is referred to in court.

Pool, Deseret News file photo

Lori Vallow Daybell’s attorneys want the courts to refer to her as “Mrs. Lori Daybell” instead of Lori Vallow Daybell, EastIdahoNews.com reports.

What’s going on?

Lori Vallow Daybell’s attorney filed new documents that ask for a name change in the court proceedings.

  • Per EastIdahoNews.com, the court documents say Lori Vallow married Chad Daybell on Nov. 5, 2019, and “under the conflicts of laws and ‘full faith and credit clause’ of the United States Constitution, states must recognize common-law marriages when such marriage is valid in a sister state.”
  • “Defendant (sic) true full name as of this date (which precedes any legal action in the state of Idaho) is Lori Norene Ryan Vallow Daybell, or Mrs. Daybell,” her attorneys wrote in the court documents. “All state interest or argument to oppose this motion is subservient to the U.S. Constitution application in this matter.”

Vallow’s attorney, Mark Means, released the marriage certificate with the court documents. It revealed that Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell were married at Anni Beach Park in Princeville, Hawaii, according to EastIdahoNews.com.

Context

Vallow and her husband, Chad Daybell, are charged in Idaho in connection to the deaths of her children, Joshua “J.J.” Vallow, 7, and Tylee Ryan, 17, according to Fox News. The two children were missing for almost a year before their bodies were found in Idaho on Chad Daybell’s property.

  • The Daybells have been accused of keeping the children’s bodies hidden from investigative authorities, per the Deseret News. An Idaho judge ruled that a single trial would be more efficient and less of a burden on the families, as I wrote for the Deseret News.

What’s next?

A status conference will be held on April 7 where the case will be discussed. It’s unclear if the name change will take effect there, EastIdahoNews.com reports.