Lori Vallow Daybell made her first court appearance in Hawaii on Friday afternoon in the bizarre case of her two missing children.
The woman, 46, was arrested in Kaua’i on Thursday after her kids “J.J.” Vallow, 7, and Tylee Ryan, 17, disappeared from Rexburg, Idaho. The two still went missing last September.
Vallow is charged with two felony counts of desertion and nonsupport of dependent children. She also faces charges of arrests and seizures — resisting or obstructing officers, criminal solicitation to commit a crime, and contempt of court — as well as willful disobedience of court process or order.
At Friday’s hearing, Daybell’s attorney requested her bail be lowered to $10,000, and Kaua’i Prosecuting Attorney Justin Kollar requested she be held without bail.
The judge ruled yesterday that her $5 million bond will be maintained, as KSL reported.