‘Doomsday Cult Mom’ pleads not guilty to misdemeanor charges, seeks reduced bail

Posted at 8:57 AM, July 16, 2020 and last updated 7:15 PM, May 18, 2023

By Court TV Staff

Lori Vallow Daybell pleads not guilty to 3 misdemeanor charges in Madison County in a motion filed by her attorney Mark Means. Those charges include:

  • Resisting or Obstructing Officers
  • Criminal Solicitation to Commit a Crime
  • Contempt of Court


In addition to pleading not guilty, she’s also requested that the court reduce her bond. Her defense motion states:

“Defendant asserts felony charges regarding previous bond setting were dismissed, and as such, bond should be reset to reflect current charges evident in the newly filed amended criminal complaint.”

Madison County Sheriff’s Office

Lori Vallow Daybell is being held in the Madison County, Idaho, jail on 1 million dollar bail in addition to a 1 million dollar bail in Fremont County, where she faces two charges of Conspiracy to Commit a Crime for the murder of her two children, Tylee Ryan, 17, and JJ Vallow, 7.