The defense in the murder trial of “doomsday cult mother” Lori Vallow rested their case Tuesday after calling without presenting any witnesses.
Shortly after Idaho prosecutors dropped the state’s case in the Ada County courthouse in Boise, Ms. Vallow’s attorney, Jim Archibald, told the court that after consulting with his client, he was ready to move forward. with closing arguments.
“After consulting with my client, we don’t believe the state has proven its case, so the defense rests,” Archibald said.
Ms. Vallow is charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy, and grand theft in the deaths of her daughter Tylee Ryan, 16, her son Joshua “JJ” Vallow, 7, and her new husband’s first wife, Chad. Daybell, Tammy, 49.
The state has called about 60 witnesses during the five weeks of the trial, while the defense called none, according to CourtTV, t
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