DAILY AUDIO & TWITTER FEED: Vallow Daybell found guilty on all charges

Published: Apr. 12, 2023 at 5:49 PM CDT|Updated: May. 12, 2023 at 2:06 PM CDT
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Lori Vallow Daybell has been found guilty on all charges.

A jury in Idaho unanimously found Vallow Daybell guilty of two counts of first-degree murder, three counts of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and one count of grand theft in the deaths of her children, Tylee and JJ Ryan, and the death of her current husband’s previous wife, Tammy Daybell.

The jury began deliberating around 3:15 p.m. Thursday afternoon and resumed Friday morning, reaching a verdict around noon.

The prosecution rested Tuesday. The defense rested without calling witnesses or presenting evidence.

Click HERE to read more about recent events in the trial.

Vallow Daybell’s criminal charges:

  • GUILTY: First-degree murder (of her son JJ Vallow).
  • GUILTY: Conspiracy to commit first-degree murder (in the death of her son JJ Vallow).
  • GUILTY: First-degree murder (of her daughter Tylee Ryan).
  • GUILTY: Conspiracy to commit first-degree murder (in the death of her daughter Tylee Ryan).
  • GUILTY: Conspiracy to commit first-degree murder (in the death of Tammy Daybell. Lori married Tammy’s husband, Chad Daybell, shortly after Tammy’s death).
  • GUILTY: Grand theft.

(KPLC) - Lori Vallow Daybell, infamously dubbed the “Doomsday Mom,” is currently on trial for her alleged role in the murder of her two youngest children, Tylee Ryan and JJ Vallow, and her husband’s previous wife, Tammy Daybell.

Vallow Daybell and Chad Daybell, her current husband, were indicted in May 2021 on murder and conspiracy charges in three deaths. Chad Daybell is being tried separately.

Opening arguments in the trial began Monday, April 10, at the Ada County Courthouse in Boise, Idaho.

Kay Woodcock, a Lake Charles native and the grandmother of JJ Vallow, was the first witness to testify. She said it was in 2019 that Vallow Daybell’s attitude began to shift, and it became apparent Vallow Daybell “didn’t want [JJ] anymore.”

Woodcock testified that Lori initially was a “doting mom,” and she saw no problems. She told the court she became worried about JJ’s well-being after her brother Charles Vallow was shot to death in 2019 and she could not get in touch with Lori or JJ.

According to Woodcock, she and her husband became so concerned they hired a private investigator and put out a $20,000 reward for information about JJ’s disappearance.

JJ was 7 when he and Tylee, his 17-year-old sister, were last seen alive in September of 2019. Their bodies were found buried on Chad Daybell’s Idaho property in June 2020.

The trial is expected to last up to 10 weeks.

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