Doomsday-obsessed mom Lori Vallow dabbed her eye with a tissue during her first court hearing Tuesday on charges she conspired with her new husband to hide or destroy her children’s bodies.
Wearing a blue face mask and matching sweater, Vallow, 46, appeared before Fremont County Magistrate Judge Faren Eddins, as he read the charges in a virtual hearing conducted over Zoom.
“Yes,” she answered meekly, when the judge asked whether she understood the charges.
During the brief proceedings, Vallow, whose wavy, blonde hair was partially tied back, clenched her hands as she sat at a table next to her attorney Mark Means.
Her older son, Colby Ryan, was also present virtually, and looked emotional, though he did not speak.
Before the hearing began, Means asked the court to refer to his client as “Ms. Daybell” — the name of her hubby, doomsday-author Chad Daybell, who is also charged in the case.
The mangled remains of two of Vallow’s children — 17-year-old Tylee Ryan and 7-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow — were found buried in Daybell’s Idaho backyard earlier this month.
Vallow has been held in Madison County Jail on $1 million bond since March on charges she abandoned or deserted the kids.
She was hit with two felony counts of conspiracy to commit destruction, alteration or concealment of evidence on Monday night.
The judge ruled that her bail would remain at $1 million.
A preliminary hearing was set for August 10.