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Lori Vallow-Daybell makes first court appearance in Idaho; bail amount reduced to $1 million

Posted at 2:46 PM, Mar 06, 2020

REXBURG, Idaho — A judge reduced Lori Vallow-Daybell's bail by $1 million during her first appearance in an Idaho courtroom.

Vallow-Daybell is facing two felony counts of desertion, and three misdemeanor charges in connection with the disappearances of her two children, 7-year-old J.J. Vallow and 17-year-old Tylee Ryan.

She was arrested on the Hawaiian island of Kauai last month after failing to meet a deadline in which she was required to bring the two children before Idaho officials.

In court Friday, Lori's defense team asked for a reduction in her bail amount from $5 million to $10,000.

The judge reduced Vallow-Daybell's bail to $1 million, with the conditions that she must wear an ankle monitor and may not travel outside the counties of Bonneville County, Jefferson County, Madison County, or Fremont County.

Using a bail bond, Vallow-Daybell would need to pay $100,000 to be released.

Vallow-Daybell's next court appearance is scheduled for March 18-19.