Lori Vallow trial: ‘Cult mom’ convicted of killing Chad Daybell’s wife and children
“Doomsday cult mom” Lori Vallow was found guilty of first-degree murder of her two children and conspiracy to kill her husband Chad Daybell’s deceased wife.
The jury of seven men and five women reached the verdict at about 11:45 a.m. on Friday after nearly seven hours of deliberations at the Ada County Courthouse, Boise, Idaho.
Vallow, 49, was found guilty of first-degree murder, conspiracy, and grand theft for the deaths of his daughter Tylee Ryan, 16, son Joshua “JJ” Vallow, 7, and Tammy Daybell, 49.
Tylee and JJ were last seen in September 2019. In June 2020, their remains were found buried on the Daybell property. Tammy died a month after their disappearance in October 2019.
Over six weeks, prosecutors argued that Vallow conspired with Mr Daybell and his brother Alex Cox to kill the three victims, motivated by greed and their cult beliefs in the end.
Following the verdict, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office announced they had submitted a request to extradite Vallow to Arizona, where he faces charges of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder in the death of his ex. husband Charles Vallow and the attempted murder of Brandon Boudreaux, who was married to her niece.
What will come next in the wide-ranging investigation of the cult murders at the end?
Lori Vallow’s guilty verdict may mark the end of a chilling case involving strange cult beliefs, missing children, murders and mysterious deaths, but the saga is far from over, WROTE Rachel Sharp.
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Watch: Tammy Daybell remembers those close to her
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Vallow’s family thanked the judge and jury for his conviction
The family of Lori Vallow and the family of her sister Summer Shiflet released a joint statement after she was convicted of murder.
Vallow was found guilty of the first-degree murders of her children, Tylee Ryan and JJ Vallow, and of a charge of conspiracy in the first-degree murder of her husband, Chad Daybell, in the late wife Tammy.
Vallow was born Lori Cox and is one of four siblings, the others being Summer, Adam Cox, and her alleged co-conspirator Alex Cox.
Their initial support of Vallow in the early days of the search for the children was lost when the bodies of Tylee and JJ were discovered in shallow graves on Mr Daybell’s property outside Rexburg, Idaho, in June 2020.
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Watch: Family remembers Tylee Ryan and JJ Vallow
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Vallow will be charged with the attempted murder of Brandon Boudreaux
The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office in Arizona announced that in addition to pursuing charges against Lori Vallow for the murder of her fourth husband, Charles Vallow, they also plan to charge her with the attempted murder of Brandon Boudreaux.
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Vallow is convicted of murder – what happens next?
The guilty verdict may mark the culmination of a chilling case involving strange cult beliefs, missing children, murder and mysterious deaths, but the saga is far from over.
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What new evidence was presented during the Lori Vallow trial?
As the case heads to trial, there are many gaps in public knowledge despite intense media reporting and the cross-jurisdictional nature of the case.
Here are the key revelations from the prosecution’s case against Vallow.
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Who were the key actors and witnesses in the Lori Vallow trial?
Here are the key players in the broad case:
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Vallow will be extradited to Arizona, prosecutors announced after the trial in Idaho
Convicted child killer Lori Vallow is expected to be extradited to Arizona after she is sentenced for killing her two youngest children in Idaho.
She was also found guilty of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder in the death of her husband doomsday preacher Chad Daybell’s first wife Tammy, 49.
After the verdict, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office announced that they had submitted a request to extradite Vallow to Arizona, where he faces charges of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder in the death of his ex-husband Charles Vallow.
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With Vallow silent, only the state of Idaho’s version of events is being told
Lori Vallow remained silent when authorities demanded the whereabouts of her missing children, JJ Vallow and Tylee Ryan.
She won’t speak when their bodies are found – Tylee hacked and burned, JJ still in her red pajamas – in the shallow graves of her new husband Chad Daybell.
He refused to give any answers when confronted by his distraught surviving son, brother and other loved ones as they begged him to tell them the truth about the harrowing jailhouse phone calls.
She continued to remain silent for the next three years as she was hit with new charges of murdering her fourth husband, Charles Vallow, and Mr Daybell’s first wife, Tammy Daybell, spent time in a psychiatric facility and cut his case from his alleged accomplice. -conspiracy.
And now, even as he looks at the possibility of spending the rest of his life behind bars, he remains silent.
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