ST. ANTHONY, Idaho – Chad and Lori Daybell’s lawyers attempt to get Special Prosecutor Rob Wood out of the case during a hearing on Wednesday.
John Prior and Mark Means, the lawyers representing Chad and Lori, accuse Wood of misconduct in dealing with Lori’s sister, Summer Shiflet.
In a recording played during the hearing, Wood Shiflet relates that Chad Daybell is a “coward” and was responsible for her sister’s false religious beliefs.
As a witness at the hearing, Shiflet’s attorney, Garrett Smith, said he recorded the conversation between Wood and his client because he “was bothering to the point where I called Mr. Means and saying you must be aware of a few things . “
Summer Shiflet and Tylee Ryan
Prior said the tape was evidence that Wood made inappropriate attempts to manipulate or influence a material Witness in the case by telling Shiflet that he is a practicing member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
“You wouldn’t do that in front of a jury,” said Smith. “Doing this in front of a witness who did not testify is worrying.”
Later in the recording, Wood criticized Means to Shiflet, telling them, “He didn’t do any meaningful criminal work at all. He doesn’t know what he’s doing. “
Woods adds that he vows to plot a conspiracy to commit murder charges against the Daybells, which would make it a potential death penalty case.
“We’re not shy,” says Woods.