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- Lori Vallow’s attorneys filed a motion for a new trial
- Earlier this month, a jury found Vallow guilty of all charges against her
- An attorney said on “Banfield” that her chances of a new trial are slim
Vallow was found guilty of first-degree murder in the deaths of her two youngest children, almost-17-year-old Tylee Ryan and JJ Vallow, 7. She was also found guilty of all other charges she faced, including conspiracy to commit first-degree murder in the case of her husband, Chad Daybell’s, previous wife Tammy, and grand theft.
Vallow’s attorneys, Jim Archibald and John Thomas, filed a motion for a new trial, claiming Saul Hernandez, Juror No. 8, knew about evidence that wasn’t presented during the trial and that instructions given to the jurors were confusing, according to a report from East Idaho News.
Attorney Dave Aronberg told ’s “Banfield” that Vallow’s chances of a new trial aren’t likely.
“This is not to say she can’t win on appeal, but a new trial is a much higher burden. This judge is not gonna undo everything,” Aronberg said.
The sentencing for Vallow has been scheduled for 9 a.m. July 31 at the Fremont County Courthouse in St. Anthony, according to court documents.