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Judge rejects bid to reduce bail for mom of 2 missing Idaho kids

Posted at 5:26 PM, Feb 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-27 00:28:07-05

A mother arrested in Hawaii over the disappearance of her two Idaho children who wanted a judge to reconsider her $5 million bail had her request rejected. A court hearing was held on Wednesday on Kauai, where Lori Vallow was arrested on an Idaho warrant.

Seven-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow and 17-year-old Tylee Ryan have not been seen since September. Their disappearance has captured attention worldwide.

Police also have said Vallow and her husband Chad Daybell have lied about the children's whereabouts.

Her lawyers said she isn't a flight risk and had been willing to turn herself in prior to her arrest last week.

Lori’s attorney Craig De Costa tells FOX 13 he will not represent her in Idaho.

“No I am not licensed in Idaho. I cannot comment on who will represent her in Idaho. My representation will end once she is picked up by Idaho authorities. We are waiting for them to make flight arrangements,” De Costa said.