The legal team for Lori Vallow, the Idaho woman accused of killing her two children, has asked a judge to ban cameras from the courtroom over claims that the media may have violated attorney-client privileges.

Vallow's attorneys filed a motion on Tuesday referencing her Aug. 16 hearing in which Court TV set up multiple cameras to provide video feed to media outlets across the country.

However, Vallow's attorneys claimed the press set up cameras and microphones too close to their client and may have picked up some of the conversations she had with her team.

"Unbeknownst to defense counsel, Court TV and/or another media outlet set up a remote camera a few feet in front of the defendant's desk, and put microphones on the defendant's desk," the motion stated.

"The cameras zoomed in repeatedly on the defendant while she was listening to the arguments of counsel and while she was trying to convene with counsel."

The defense argued that Vallow's face "was so close that the obvious intent of the filming was not to listen to the arguments of counsel, but to gauge every facial expression of the defendant or her lawyers."

Since the defense is unsure whether the cameras picked up private conversations, Vallow's attorneys want them banned from the courtroom.

"The court has the discretion to limit media activity, which only serves to sensationalize the proceedings and which converts the courtroom into a circus," the motion stated.

"Defense counsel would ask that since media has abused their privilege to photograph and record the proceedings in a fair and reasonable manner, that cameras be banned from the courtroom. Alternatively, still camera photos (with no zoom features) from the jury box or from the front row of the spectator section may be acceptable."

Judge Steven Boyce previously approved cameras in the courtroom on April 14 in an order governing courtroom conduct.

Vallow's legal team is now asking the judge to hold a hearing regarding the motion. As of Wednesday afternoon, a hearing for Vallow's new motion has not been scheduled.

Vallow is expected to head to trial in January 2023 alongside her husband Chad Daybell for first-degree murder charges and other counts in the deaths of her children, Tylee and JJ, and Daybell's first wife, Tammy Daybell.

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