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Wood filed his contestation Friday after a psychologist examined Daybell, 47, and announced her not competent for trial. The judge needed to still lawfully declare Daybell’s proficiency, and court proceedings were temporarily halted.
But, Wood withdrew his competition on Monday, a court document show.
Lori Vallow appears in court in Lihue, Hawaii on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. A judge ruled that bail will stay at $5 million for Vallow, also known as Lori Daybell, who was detained in Hawaii over the disappearance of both Idaho children. (Dennis FujimotoThe Garden Island through AP, Pool) (AP)
Woods withdrawal cites the medical investigation as well as “corresponding data” provided by the court-appointed examiner.
“The condition further doesn’t object to a health care physicians evaluation and identification of the Defendant with a corresponding treatment program for the purpose of restoring the Defendants competence, ” the document read.
Daybell and her husband Chad Daybell stand accused of murder and conspiracy in connection to numerous deaths, such as the 2019 deaths of Lori Daybells two children Joshua “JJ” Vallow, 7, and Tylee Ryan, 17.
Chad Daybell also faces a first-degree murder charge related to the death of his ex-wife Tammy Daybell, 49.
The couple started to endorse an apocalyptic religious belief system in 2018. Some believe that the religious beliefs were mainly utilised to justify the murder of the numerous victims.
The Daybells were indicted in late May on a variety of counts, including conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, first-degree murder and grand theft by deception.
Mark Means, the Daybell’s defense lawyer, requested the evaluation in March. A licensed clinical psychologist met with Lori Daybell on at least two days while she remained in Madison County Jail, the EastIdahoNews.com reported.
The psychologist determined Daybell was ” not competent to proceed” and advocated restorative therapy.
The couple has continued to maintain their innocence.
Fox News’ Stephanie Pagones contributed to this report.