Prosecutors Request Trial Venue Change in Chad Daybell Case

Prosecutors in the Chad Daybell case have filed a motion requesting a change in the trial venue from the Boise area back to eastern Idaho. The motion, filed on Wednesday, argues that it has been over two years since the bodies of Joshua “JJ” Vallow and Tylee Ryan were found on Daybell’s property in eastern Idaho, which received significant media coverage. Prosecutors contend that the extensive media attention has made it difficult to find an impartial jury in Ada County, where the trial was relocated. They propose moving the trial to Fremont County or a venue closer to eastern Idaho.

Chad Daybell is facing charges of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the deaths of his former wife, Tammy Daybell, and his children, JJ Vallow and Tylee Ryan. His wife, Lori Vallow Daybell, was recently tried and convicted in the Boise area for her involvement in the deaths. In a separate motion, prosecutors have objected to having cameras in the courtroom, citing concerns about excessive publicity and potential complications during jury selection. Daybell’s defense attorney, on the other hand, has requested cameras to ensure a public trial.

The trial is currently scheduled for April 1.

Author: CrimeDoor

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