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Judge says couple to face trial together over missing kids

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Posted at 9:59 AM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 15:56:53-04

REXBURG, Idaho — An Idaho judge says a couple charged with conspiring to hide the bodies of two missing children will stand trial together.

The case is connected to Chad and Lori Daybell's doomsday beliefs and the mysterious deaths of their previous spouses.

Prosecutors say the couple conspired to hide or destroy the bodies of Lori’s children, 7-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow and 17-year-old Tylee Ryan.

The two kids had been missing since September 2019, and investigators found their remains buried on Chad Daybell’s rural Idaho property on June 9.

The Daybells have pleaded not guilty to conspiracy charges.