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Lori Vallow update: Judge enters not guilty pleas after she stands silent

Vallow and Chad Daybell are charged with the deaths of Vallow's children, JJ and Tylee.

ST ANTHONY, Idaho — Both Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell appeared in court in Fremont County on Tuesday.

The couple is charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, grand theft by deception, grand theft, and insurance fraud in the deaths of Lori's children, J.J. Vallow and Tylee Ryan. Daybell is also accused of murdering his late wife, Tammy Daybell. 

Lori Vallow, who was previously ruled mentally incompetent to stand trial, was found fit to proceed earlier this month. 

Hearing recap:

2:13 p.m. - "Her day will come." Larry Woodcock says of Lori Vallow.

2:03 p.m. - Larry and Kay Woodcock, JJ Vallow's grandparents, are speaking with the media outside the courthouse.

1:45 p.m. - Hearing is over.

1:40 p.m. - Lori does not waive her right to a speedy trial. This may cause an issue because Chad's trial is scheduled for January of 2023. Their cases are joined. This could mean that Chad's trial will be moved up to meet the speedy trial deadline.

1:35 p.m. - Lori stood silent when the judge asked her to enter pleas for her charges.

1:27 p.m. - Judge Boyce asked Lori Vallow if she understood her rights. She answered yes.

1:24 p.m. - Lori Vallow has entered the courtroom. Hearing should begin soon.

1:15 p.m. - Still waiting for the hearing to begin.

1:00 p.m. - Lori's hearing is scheduled to begin at 1:15 p.m. now. Chad's hearing Tuesday morning went longer than expected.

RELATED: Chad Daybell, Lori Vallow won't have separate trials, Idaho judge rules

Here is a chronological collection of tweets from reporters covering both hearings Tuesday:

Chad Daybell appeared first in court at 9 a.m. for a hearing on whether to move the trial from Fremont County to Ada County. Another option that has been discussed is bringing a jury from Ada County to the Fremont County Courthouse. 

The trial is currently set for January 2023. Both Vallow and Daybell are currently scheduled to be tried together.

The bodies of the missing children were found in Daybell's yard in June 2020. Tylee had been dismembered and burned, while J.J.'s body was found wrapped in plastic and bound with tape.

Officials say Vallow had become convinced that her children were "zombies" who had been overtaken by evil spirits.

Watch more on the case of JJ Vallow and Tylee Ryan:

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