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Jury Convicts Chad Daybell of All Charges in Killings
Idaho Jury Agrees on
Death Penalty for Daybell

Idaho Jury Agrees on Death Penalty for Daybell

Victims' family members tell the court of their lasting pain

(Newser) - A jury in Idaho unanimously decided Saturday on a death sentence for Chad Daybell, who was convicted this week in the deaths of his wife and his girlfriend's two youngest children, ending a grim case that began with a search for the missing children in 2019. Family members read...

Typo Fails to Derail Case Against Chad Daybell

Indictment lists the wrong date of death for 7-year-old Joshua Vallow

(Newser) - A typo in the triple murder indictment of an Idaho man accused of killing his wife and his girlfriend's two children doesn't mean that he should be acquitted of one of the deaths, a judge said Thursday. Prosecutors had been detailing the case against Chad Daybell to jurors...

Prosecutor: Chad Daybell Called His Foes 'Zombies'

Idaho man goes on trial for murders of Tammy Daybell, Joshua Vallow, and Tylee Ryan

(Newser) - In their opening statements Wednesday, prosecutors characterized Chad Daybell as crafting an alternate reality so he could fulfill "his desire for sex, money, and power. When he had a chance at what he considered his rightful destiny, he made sure no person and no law would stand in his...

Lori Daybell Sentenced to Life Without Parole
Lori Vallow Daybell
Learns Her Fate

Lori Vallow Daybell Learns Her Fate

She gets life with no parole for murders of 2 children, conspiracy to murder husband's ex-wife

(Newser) - A parent killing their own children "is the most shocking thing really that I can imagine," Judge Steven W. Boyce said Monday, sentencing Lori Vallow Daybell to life in prison with no hope of parole for the murders of her two youngest children. Vallow Daybell, who was found...

'Doomsday Mom' Guilty in 3 Murders
'Doomsday Mom'
Guilty in 3 Murders

'Doomsday Mom' Guilty in 3 Murders

Lori Vallow Daybell convicted in Idaho of murdering two of her children, conspiring in killing of husband's first wife

(Newser) - A jury in Idaho has convicted Lori Vallow Daybell —the so-called "doomsday mom"—of murdering her two youngest children. She also was convicted of conspiring in the murder of Tammy Daybell, her husband's first wife, reports CNN . Husband Chad Daybell is accused in the murders as...

Lori Vallow Wept as Jury Saw Photos of Kids' Remains

Her defense team had asked if she could leave the courtroom; request was denied

(Newser) - Jurors in the triple murder trial of a woman accused in the deaths of her two children and a romantic rival were shown gruesome photographs of the slain children Tuesday afternoon, as the grandfather of one of the kids sobbed in the back of the courtroom, the AP reports. Seven-year-old...

3 Years After Arrest, Judge Won't Dismiss Lori Vallow Case

Murder trial will open on April 3

(Newser) - Almost exactly three years after she was arrested in Hawaii in connection with the disappearance of her two children, a judge in Idaho has rejected Lori Vallow's motion to have her murder case dismissed for the lack for a speedy trial. Judge Steven Boyce ruled Monday that the trial...

Lori Vallow's Son Accused of Sexual Assault
Charges Against
Lori Vallow's Son Dropped

Charges Against Lori Vallow's Son Dropped

Colby Ryan had been charged with sexual assault in Arizona

(Newser) - Update: Sexual assault charges against the only surviving son of murder suspect Lori Vallow have been dropped. Colby Jordan Ryan, 26, was arrested in Arizona earlier this month after his estranged wife accused him of rape, NBC reports. "This office has filed a motion to dismiss without prejudice, which...

Idaho Will Seek Death Penalty for Lori Vallow

She's charged in murders of her two children, husband's first wife

(Newser) - Prosecutors in Idaho have confirmed that they will seek the death penalty for Lori Vallow if she is found guilty of any of the first-degree murder or conspiracy to commit first-degree murder charges against her. Vallow and husband Chad Daybell face multiple charges in the deaths of Vallow's two...

Idaho Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty for Chad Daybell

They cite his 'utter disregard for human life'

(Newser) - Prosecutors in Idaho want Chad Daybell to join the eight prisoners on the state's death row. In documents filed Thursday, prosecutors said they will seek the death penalty if Daybell is found guilty of crimes including the first-degree murders of wife Tammy Daybell and the two children of Lori...

Lori Vallow Charged in Another Death

That of her fourth husband, Charles Vallow

(Newser) - Lori Vallow, the so-called "doomsday mom" charged in the murders of her two children, is now also charged in the death of a former husband. Vallow's brother, Alex Cox, fatally shot Charles Vallow in 2019 soon after the man filed for divorce from his sister. (Cox died later...

Judge Orders Lori Vallow Committed to Mental Health Facility
Judge Orders
Lori Vallow

Judge Orders Lori Vallow Committed

In an attempt to 'restore competency' after she was declared unfit for trial

(Newser) - After Lori Vallow was found unfit to stand trial for one of the charges against her, a judge on Tuesday ordered her committed to a mental health facility, putting her trial for the murders of her two children on hold. She will receive treatment for no more than 90 days,...

Lori Vallow Found Unfit to Stand Trial

Meanwhile, charges are submitted against her in the death of her former husband

(Newser) - Lori Vallow, charged this week with killing her two children , has been found incompetent to stand trial on previous charges related to the deaths. She and husband Chad Daybell pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to destroy, alter, or conceal evidence after the remains of 7-year-old Joshua "JJ" Vallow and...

Daybell, Vallow Charged With Killing 2 Kids

Daybell has also been charged with murder of former wife

(Newser) - Lori Vallow and husband Chad Daybell have been indicted on murder charges in the deaths of Vallow's two children, whose bodies were found on Daybell's Idaho property almost a year ago. Vallow and Daybell were indicted on charges of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, and grand...

Cops: We Know for Certain How Lori Vallow's Husband Died

Third husband Charles Vallow died of natural causes, Phoenix police confirm

(Newser) - Lori Vallow did not kill her third husband. That was the word Tuesday from authorities in Arizona, who'd reopened an investigation into Joseph Ryan's 2018 death of an apparent heart attack. Ryan's sister had turned over a recording, made six months after Ryan's death, in which...

Death of Lori Vallow's 3rd Husband Being Looked At, Again

After recording in which she allegedly said she thought about murdering him is released

(Newser) - The death of Lori Vallow Daybell's third husband is under renewed scrutiny. East Idaho News last week publicized a 2018 recording, made six months after Joseph Ryan died of an apparent heart attack, in which Daybell allegedly said she "was going to murder" Ryan but ultimately changed her...

Judge Decides How to Try Lori and Chad Daybell

The Idaho couple can be tried together in the deaths of her 2 children

(Newser) - Chad and Lori Daybell won't be tried separately. A judge ruled Thursday that the Idaho couple—who face similar charges in connection with the deaths of her two children—can have their trials combined, East Idaho News reports. This after Chad's lawyer, John Prior, and Special Prosecutor Bob...

Chad Daybell Hears Wife With Police on Recording

Lori Vallow told officers she just looks 'like a suspect'

(Newser) - A courtroom that included her husband, Chad Daybell, heard Lori Vallow tell police officers on a recording made last November, "I look like a suspect, but I'm a good person." The officers had come to the couple's home in Rexburg, Idaho, to ask about their two...

New Charges Against Lori Vallow Suggest 'She Knew'

She's hit with 2 counts of conspiracy to conceal evidence

(Newser) - Monday brought two small developments in the case of Lori Vallow's dead children: Vallow was hit with two counts of conspiracy to commit destruction, alteration, or concealment of evidence. East Idaho News reports those charges came hours after police in Rexburg, Idaho, served a search warrant at the Salem...

Inside Lori Vallow's Relationship With Chad Daybell

Lori Vallow's former best friend describes them as 'like gasoline and fire'

(Newser) - Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell are suspected in the deaths of two of Vallow's children—and many stories have come out describing the couple as being obsessed with "end times," "doomsday," or "apocalyptic" prophesies. Now, Vallow's former longtime best friend is talking to...

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