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A writer who has covered the Lori Varrow murder trial wrote to an Idaho Supreme Court judge earlier this month, saying the judge in Varrow’s case ordered an “unusual number of documents to be sealed.” Stated.
The so-called “cult mom” accused of killing her children — Joshua “JJ” Barrow, 7, and Tyree Ryan, 17 — are collecting Social Security benefits in their son’s name following their deaths in 2019.
“Since the case began in March 2020, Judge Boyce has ordered an unusual number of documents to be sealed, in my experience,” said a former criminal defense attorney and author of the blog The Lori Vallow Story. Human, Lori Helis, writes: Letter to Idaho Supreme Court Justice Gregory Moorer: “The number of sealed documents led me to investigate the standard of sealed documents in Idaho cases. We have discovered that we have not followed the procedures set out in ICAR 32.”
Herris had previously filed a motion to open certain documents on August 18, but Boyce denied it days later. The writer later said that the Clerk of District 7 found an error in her filing and her complaint was remanded.
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“It’s clear that the court is playing a game of not listening to the petition by directing the clerk to scrutinize the document for errors,” Herris said. ‘ said.
The day before I filed my letter, Vallow’s attorneys filed a motion seeking the exclusion of the camera from court for further proceedings.
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Judge Boyce’s office did not immediately respond to inquiries from Fox News Digital.
Vallow and her husband, Chad Daybell, committed first-degree fraud and grand theft, and attempted first-degree murder in late May 2021 in connection with the deaths of Tylee, JJ, and Chad Daybell’s ex-wives. was indicted on multiple counts. wife, 49-year-old Tammy Dabell, official announced at the time.
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The two are at the center of a bizarre case full of twists and turns, involving apocalyptic religious beliefs that prosecutors believe led them to murder the Barrow children. He said he was motivated to justify it.
Dabell has written several apocalyptic novels loosely based on Mormon theology. Both were involved in groups that facilitated preparation for the biblical end times. Meanwhile, according to the divorce papers filed by her late ex-husband Charles Varrow before he died, Varrow was “God-assigned to carry out the ministry of 144,000 at Christ’s Second Coming in July 2020.” It is said that he believed that
JJ and Tylee fled to Hawaii after the couple lied about their children’s whereabouts before they were found buried on Chad Daybell’s property in rural Idaho, police say. was missing for several months.
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The state is seeking the death penalty in Vallow’s case because of the “aggravated circumstances” that led to her alleged crimes. Vallow’s attorneys are seeking a probable cause hearing to discuss the alleged “aggravating circumstances” and conspiracy charges.
Fox News’ Stephanie Pagones contributed to this report.