Lori Vallow trial – live: ‘Cult mom’ and Chad Daybell’s texts planning for deaths of kids and spouses revealed

Lori Vallow’s trial is not being streamed on court TV. After Idaho case, she faces new trial for murder of husband Charles Vallow in Arizona

Independent, UK/May 6, 2023

B Oliver O'Connell

Week five of “doomsday cult mom” Lori Vallow’s trial has concluded in Ada County Courthouse in Boise, Idaho, where the mother-of-three is accused of killing her two youngest children and her new husband Chad Daybell’s first wife.

The 49-year-old is charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy, and grand theft over the deaths of her daughter Tylee Ryan, 16, son Joshua “JJ” Vallow, 7, and Mr Daybell’s wife Tammy, 49.

Tylee and JJ were last seen alive in September 2019. In June 2020, their remains were found buried on the Daybell property. Tammy died one month after their disappearance in October 2019.

Friday’s testimony included a detailed look at text messages between Ms Vallow and Mr Daybell that spanned their affair, referred to their spouses and children as “obstacles”, and grew increasingly romantic following her husband’s death as she ignored his son’s pleas for more information.

On Thursday, jurors had heard how Ms Vallow and Mr Daybell made an eerie prediction about her brother Alex Cox’s sudden death. Ian Pawlowski, Ms Vallow’s niece’s husband, testified that his wife Melani “had been told by Chad and Lori that there was going to be a spiritual attack that day”.

Lori Vallow’s chilling internet searches and trove of burner phones revealed

Chilling internet searches have revealed that “doomsday cult mom” Lori Vallow shopped for life insurance policies for her children two months before they were murdered and buried on her new lover Chad Daybell’s property.

FBI analyst Nicole Heideman took the stand at Ms Vallow’s murder trial in Ada County Courthouse in Boise, Idaho, on Monday to testify about the shocking discoveries on the 49-year-old’s cellphones, email addresses and online search history.

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