Lori Vallow trial: ‘cult mother’ convicted of child murders and wife of Chad Daybell
“Doomsday cult mother” Lori Vallow has been found guilty of the first-degree murder of her two children and conspiracy to murder the late wife of her husband Chad Daybell.
The jury of seven men and five women reached a verdict at about 11:45 am Friday after nearly seven hours of deliberations at the Ada County Courthouse in Boise, Idaho.
Vallow, 49, was convicted of first-degree murder, conspiracy and grand theft in 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, their remains were found buried on Daybell’s property. Tammy died a month after her disappearance in October 2019.
For six weeks, prosecutors argued that Vallow conspired with Daybell and his brother Alex Cox to kill the three victims, motivated by greed and his doomsday cult beliefs.
Following the verdict, the Maricopa County District Attorney’s Office announced that it has filed a request to extradite Vallow to Arizona, where he 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 his niece.
Profile: Lori Vallow
Lori Vallow is a mother of three, former game show contestant, queen of the Mrs Texas pageant, and cult following.
An Idaho court has now determined that she, too, is a murderer.
Oliver O’Connell13 May 2023 21:45
One of Vallow’s alleged accomplices will never face justice
Lori Vallow has finally been held to account for the murders of her children and her role in the conspiracy to murder her husband’s late wife.
Chad Daybell is expected to face trial in 2024, but Alex Cox, who died suddenly in December 2019, will never face a jury despite evidence indicating he physically carried out at least two of the murders.
Oliver O’Connell13 May 2023 21:00
Key evidence: Video shows Vallow’s response to demand to produce missing children
Body camera footage shows the cold response of Lori Vallow sunbathing to police officers handing her papers to present her missing children.
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Oliver O’ConnellMay 13, 2023 20:15
ICYMI: Defense closing argument throws Chad Daybell under the bus
In Ada County court in Boise, Idaho, on Thursday, Ms. Vallow’s attorney, Jim Archibald, tried to present her as a hard-working “good mom” whose life suddenly changed when she met Mr. Daybell.
“One year after meeting Chad, four people have died,” Archibald said.
Oliver O’ConnellMay 13, 2023 7:30 p.m.
ICYMI: Prosecution closing argument says Vallow manipulated others into killing
In Ada County court in Boise, Idaho, on Thursday, prosecutor Rob Wood presented the state’s case against the mother of three, placing her firmly front and center in a plot to kill her son JJ Vallow, 7, daughter Tylee Ryan, 16, and Tammy Daybell, 49, and then steal their money.
“Lori Vallow is the one that ties all of this together,” she said.
Oliver O’Connell13 May 2023 18:45
Voices: Lori Vallow never tried to convince us she was innocent
What began as a small-town search for two missing children in the fall of 2019 quickly exploded into an unimaginable saga with too many twists and turns to count, including the exposure of at least five mysterious deaths, a doomsday cult that prepares for the end of time and a joyous beach wedding between the two recently widowed leaders of that cult. The world watched Lori’s portrait transform from devoted mother of three to accused child abandoner to suspected murderer, and now, convicted murderer.
Oliver O’Connell13 May 2023 18:00
Watch: NewsNation Host Surprised by Guilty Verdict in Tammy Daybell Conspiracy Charge
Oliver O’ConnellMay 13, 2023 5:30 p.m.
Vallow’s family reacts to his murder conviction
Lori Vallow’s family and the family of her sister Summer Shiflet have issued a joint statement following the announcement of the verdict in her trial.
Oliver O’Connell13 May 2023 17:00
Vallow to face trial for attempted murder of Brandon Boudreaux
The Maricopa County District Attorney’s Office in Arizona announced that in addition to charging Lori Vallow with the murder of her fourth husband, Charles Vallow, they also plan to prosecute her for the attempted murder of Brandon Boudreaux.
Oliver O’ConnellMay 13, 2023 4:30 p.m.
Tammy Daybell’s parents and family react to Vallow conviction
Tammy Daybell’s parents and family released the following statement after Vallow’s conviction for conspiracy to murder her husband’s late wife:
Oliver O’Connell13 May 2023 16:00