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Lori Vallow Daybell pleads not guilty to Arizona conspiracy charges

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PHOENIX — Lori Vallow Daybell pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges in Arizona of conspiring to kill her husband and her niece’s ex-husband.

Dressed in an orange Maricopa County Jail uniform, Daybell had little to say during the brief arraignment. She said her name and birthdate when a judge asked her and the court issued a not guilty plea on her behalf.

A grand jury indicted Daybell in June 2021 after her brother, Alex Cox, shot and killed her then-husband Charles Vallow in his Chandler home. Cox died in December 2019 from what a medical examiner deemed to be natural causes.

WATCH: Lori Vallow Daybell appears for arraignment in Arizona courtroom

A second grand jury indictment was filed in Feb. 2022 for conspiracy to commit the murder of Brandon Boudreaux. At the time, he was married to Melani Pawlowski, Daybell’s niece. Police say Cox shot at Boudreaux and tried to kill him.

Daybell was extradited to Arizona last week from the Pocatello Women’s Correctional Center, where she has been since the beginning of August after Judge Steven Boyce sentenced her to life in prison for the murders of her children, Tylee Ryan and Joshua “JJ” Vallow. She was also found guilty of conspiring to commit the murder of Tammy Daybell, the former wife of Lori’s current husband, Chad Daybell.

Chad Daybell faces similar charges and his trial is scheduled to begin April 1 in Ada County. Lori Vallow Daybell’s Arizona trial is set to start April 4.