Lori Vallow Trial: ‘Cult Mother’ Convicted of Murdering Children and Chad Daybell’s Wife
“Doomsday cult mom” Lori Vallow was found guilty of the first-degree murder of her two children and conspiracy to murder her husband Chad Daybell’s late wife.
The jury of seven men and five women returned a verdict around 11:45 a.m. Friday after nearly seven hours of deliberation at the Ada County Courthouse in Boise, Idaho.
Vallow, 49, was found guilty of first-degree murder, conspiracy and grand larceny in connection with the deaths of her daughter Tylee Ryan, 16, her son Joshua “JJ” Vallow, 7, and Tammy Daybell, 49.
Tylee and JJ were last seen in September 2019. In June 2020, her remains were found buried at the Daybell property. Tammy died a month after her disappearance in October 2019.
For six weeks, prosecutors argued that Vallow conspired with Mr Daybell and her brother Alex Cox to kill the three victims, motivated by greed and their doomsday cult beliefs.
Following the verdict, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office announced that they had filed a request for Vallow’s extradition to Arizona, where she faces charges of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder in the death of her former husband Charles Vallow and the attempted murder of Brandon Boudreaux, who was married to her niece.
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Oliver O’ConnellMay 14, 2023 5:15 p.m
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Oliver O’ConnellMay 14, 2023 4:30 p.m
Vallow’s family thanks the judge and jury for their conviction
Lori Vallow’s family and the family of her sister Summer Shiflet have issued a joint statement following her conviction on a murder charge.
Vallow was found guilty of the first-degree murder of their children, Tylee Ryan and JJ Vallow, and the charge of conspiracy to commit the first-degree murder of Tammy, the late wife of her husband Chad Daybell.
Born Lori Cox, Vallow is one of four siblings, the others being Summer, Adam Cox, and their alleged co-conspirator Alex Cox.
Her initial support for Vallow in the early days of finding the children waned when the bodies of Tylee and JJ were discovered in shallow graves on Mr. Daybell’s property outside of Rexburg, Idaho, in June 2020.
Oliver O’ConnellMay 14, 2023 4:00 p.m
Watch: The family remembers Tylee Ryan and JJ Vallow
Oliver O’ConnellMay 14, 2023 3:35 p.m
Vallow is charged with the attempted murder of Brandon Boudreaux
The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office in Arizona has announced that in addition to indicting Lori Vallow for the murder of her fourth husband, Charles Vallow, they also plan to prosecute her for the attempted murder of Brandon Boudreaux.
Oliver O’ConnellMay 14, 2023 3:15 p.m
Vallow has been convicted of murder – what happens next?
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What new evidence was presented during Lori Vallow’s trial?
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Who were the main protagonists and witnesses in Lori Vallow’s trial?
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Oliver O’ConnellMay 14, 2023 10:45 am
Vallow is set to be extradited to Arizona, prosecutors say after the Idaho trial
Convicted child killer Lori Vallow is expected to be extradited to Arizona after being convicted of murdering her two youngest children in Idaho.
She was also found guilty of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder in the death of the first wife of her husband, doomsday preacher Chad Daybell, Tammy, 49.
Following the verdict, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office announced that they had filed a request for Vallow’s extradition to Arizona, where she faces charges of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder in the death of her former husband, Charles Vallow.
Oliver O’ConnellMay 14, 2023 08:45
Since Vallow is silent, the only version of events is the one told by the state of Idaho
Lori Vallow remained silent when authorities wanted to know the whereabouts of her missing children, JJ Vallow and Tylee Ryan.
She didn’t want to say anything when her remains – Tylee hacked to pieces and burned, JJ still in his red pajamas – were found in shallow graves on the property of her new husband, Chad Daybell.
She refused to answer when confronted with her distraught surviving child, her sister and other loved ones who made heartbreaking phone calls in prison begging her to tell them the truth.
She even remained silent for the next three years as she faced new charges in the murders of her fourth husband, Charles Vallow, and Mr. Daybell’s first wife, Tammy Daybell, spent time in a psychiatric facility, and had her case dealt with by her alleged co -partner was separated -conspirator.
And even now, as she faces the prospect of spending the rest of her life behind bars, she remains silent.
Oliver O’ConnellMay 14, 2023 6:45 am