BLACKFOOT, ID (3TV/CBS 5) -- Lori Vallow's legal counsel has accused an Idaho clinician of manipulation after she was asked to contact the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Court paperwork obtained by Arizona's Family says during an Oct. 5 hearing, the clinician reportedly told Vallow to contact the LDS Church's legal counsel who might be able to able to better assist her than the State-appointed Public Defender.
The unidentified clinician also provided the phone number and told her that was her "homework" for her treatment. The clinician also checked in with Vallow to make sure this "homework" was done, documents say.
At some point, Vallow called the Church's headquarters in Salt Lake City and was transferred to the Church's legal counsel. The attorney introduced himself, identified as Daniel McConkie, and told her that the Church was "her friend" and was there to help with worldly and spiritual matters about her criminal case, documents revealed.
Court paperwork says that McConkie is not licensed to practice law in Idaho, so he should have not offered assistance. Additionally, McConkie allegedly did not tell Vallow that their conversation wouldn't be protected by Attorney-Client Privilege.
Vallow's legal counsel alleges that Vallow would have never done this on her own and that she thought the conversation was protected by the rules of the "spiritual world."
Vallow's legal counsel asks for the court to acknowledge the Brady Violations and requests a motion to disqualify the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare from the case.