Lori Vallow Daybell’s lawyer Mark Means and Chad Daybell’s lawyer John Prior aren’t too happy about the fact that the state of Idaho is moving forward with the case against their clients.
So in an effort to pull a rabbit out of the hat, Mark Means and John Prior
asked the court to press pause on the state of Idaho’s forensic scientists
DNA testing on tools and evidence that was found in an apartment while they
get their forensic expert team to do their testing on the DNA samples.
Nobody, by the way, is saying who owns the apartment where the DNA evidence was found.
Mark Means and John Prior believe that the DNA samples are more evidence supporting their belief that Special Prosecutor Rob Wood has been withholding evidence. “It appears the Prosecutor is attempting a “back door” communications method to potentially protect himself from a Brady Violation finding of this Court based on the Prosecutors continual refusal to provide full and complete discovery responses. These direct improper “ex parte” communications are potentially making this Court an unnecessary witness in future litigation,” is what Attorneys Mark Means and John Prior
wrote to the court in their five motions to the court. Special Prosecutor Rob Wood
says that he hasn’t had any side communication, ex parte, with the court about the case, and that his sharing of all of the evidence with Mark Means and John Prior is evidence of him not being in violation of the Brady Rule which calls for the prosecution to tell the defense about all of the eggs in their baskets.
Rob Wood also said that due to the fact that he doesn’t have anything to hide, he doesn’t mind Mark Means and John Prior’s forensic experts testing the DNA samples.
Having said that, Rob Wood does have a problem with Mark Means and John Prior’s forensic team not following the proper protocols for testing the DNA evidence and then turning around and sending a bill to the state of Idaho for the DNA testing.
“The State has a certified and accredited forensic laboratory ready and able to perform analysis once the Defense examination of the sample(s) in question has been completed-at no cost to either party. Further, should the Defense experts be able to arrange an appropriate protocol for observing the testing procedures agreeable to the State’s experts, the State will agree to the specified expert(s) observing the testing process and procedure,” is what Special Prosecutor Rob Wood
wrote in his response to the defense’s five motions.
The DNA evidence found in the apartment is the evidence that I believe has Mark Means’ and John Prior’s britches riding in between the cracks of their valleys because it is the evidence that will link one or both of the defendants to the deaths of 17-year-old Tylee Ryan and 7-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow.
Remember, folks, Lori Vallow Daybell and her spanking brand new husband aren’t charged with the murders of 17-year-old Tylee Ryan and 7-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow. The Daybell’s are, however, charged with the improper burial and illegal disposal of two dead human bodies.
Special Prosecutor Rob Wood and his team are still trying to figure out if Lori Vallow Daybell’s dead brother Alex Cox, who also killed her ex-husband Charles Vallow, killed the two children before he got dead.
Until the state of Idaho figures out the who, what, when, where, why, and how concerning the children’s deaths, Lori Vallow Daybell and Chad Daybell will just have to wear the improper burial and illegal disposal of two human bodies charges; which, by the way, have gotten them $1 million bonds and a lengthy stay in the county jail.
Things aren’t that peachy for them. No sir! Unh-unh. And with all of that evidence, like the two dead human bodies buried in a pet cemetery, I doubt very seriously that Lori Vallow Daybell and Chad Daybell will escape the charges to commit murder and conspiracy to commit murder.