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STREET. ANTHONY – At Wednesday’s court hearing, a recording was made of Prosecutor Rob Wood talking to Lori Vallow Daybell’s sister.
Lawyers for John Prior and Mark Means, Chad and Lori Daybell have been charged with misconduct by the prosecution. Their main argument focuses on an October shot between Wood and Summer Shiflet, Daybell’s sister.
Tools and Prior allege that Wood tried to “force, unduly influence, train, and / or intimidate” Shiflet when they met in Arizona. Garrett Smith, Shiflet’s attorney, recorded the audio of the meeting on his phone. Wood said he introduced himself to Shiflet and Smith, was present all the time, raised no objection to the interrogation.
Means and Prior filed the recording as evidence in the case. The new information shows:
- Wood told Shiflet that he planned to file a conspiracy to commit a murder charge against Daybells. “We’re not shy about that,” Wood said.
- The prosecution has a case against Chad, but the case against Lori is stronger, Wood told Shiflet.
- The FBI crime lab has the body of Tylee Ryan trying to determine how he died.
- Wood said Means “never committed a sensible crime,” and while Means is a nice guy, if another charge is filed, Lori will get lawyers who “will know what they’re doing.”
Daybells is charged with crimes of hiding, altering and destroying Lori’s two children, 7-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow and 16-year-old Tylee Ryan. In June, investigators found their bodies buried in Chad’s salem property.
You can listen to the full recording played in court in the player above.
We will publish a full story of the trial when it is over. You can watch it here.