Lori Vallow’s attorneys push for new trial  

  • Lori Vallow's attorneys filed a motion for a new trial
  • Earlier this month, a jury found Vallow guilty of all charges against her
  • An attorney said on "Banfield" that her chances of a new trial are slim

(NewsNation) — The so-called “Doomsday Mom,” Lori Vallow, is pushing for a retrial despite evidence that led a jury to find her guilty on all six charges filed against her.

Vallow was found guilty of first-degree murder in the deaths of her two youngest children, almost-17-year-old Tylee Ryan and JJ Vallow, 7. She was also found guilty of all other charges she faced, including conspiracy to commit first-degree murder in the case of her husband, Chad Daybell’s, previous wife Tammy, and grand theft.

Vallow’s attorneys, Jim Archibald and John Thomas, filed a motion for a new trial, claiming Saul Hernandez, Juror No. 8, knew about evidence that wasn’t presented during the trial and that instructions given to the jurors were confusing, according to a report from East Idaho News.

Attorney Dave Aronberg told NewsNation’s “Banfield” that Vallow’s chances of a new trial aren’t likely. 

“This is not to say she can’t win on appeal, but a new trial is a much higher burden. This judge is not gonna undo everything,” Aronberg said.

The sentencing for Vallow has been scheduled for 9 a.m. July 31 at the Fremont County Courthouse in St. Anthony, according to court documents.

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