Lori Vallow is awaiting trial in her death penalty murder case accused of killing her two children, Joshua “JJ” Vallow, 7, and daughter Tylee Ryan, 17, along with Tammy Daybell, the former wife of her husband Chad Daybell to have. He is also charged in the case. A judge ordered them to be tried together in 2023, according to the court order.
Read the full order here.
Vallow, 49, who was dubbed the “Doomsday Mom” in the high-profile case, was a pageant queen and Mormon mother who lived with Daybell in Rexburg, Idaho, on a property where the bodies of their two children were found on Sept. 9, 2020, so the New York Post.
Her surviving son, Colby Ryan, 26, recently faced an update on his own case. He had been jailed on rape allegations. This case was dismissed. However, a judge told East Idaho News that the case was still open. Read more about the case here.
Vallow is also charged with conspiring to murder her former husband, Charles Vallow. Alex Cox shot and killed Charles Vallow, claiming the killing was in self-defense, police said. Cox later died and police said his cause of death was natural.
The case is gaining renewed interest after the Netflix documentary Sins of Our Mother. It was released on Wednesday September 14, 2022.
Here’s what you need to know:
Vallow faces the death penalty in the murder case, and a judge issued a decision granting prosecutors’ request to move their case from October 2022 to January 2023.
“This is a death penalty case. The volume of discovery is extraordinary. The defendant’s defense team was only recently fully assembled and has raised concerns about its ability to fully prepare to defend his client in October,” Judge Steven Boyce wrote in the 12-page ruling.
The verdict was issued in May 2022. Vallow’s former attorney was removed from the case in December, according to East Idaho News. Vallow and Daybell will be tried together, East Idaho News reported. Your new attorney is Jim Archibald.
According to East Idaho News, which attended hearings in her case, Vallow’s attorneys discussed her mental health in a filing her legal team filed in May 2022.
“Lori Vallow Daybell’s mental health is extremely complex and fragile, and she has the potential to be hospitalized again in the near future,” Vallow’s attorneys said, according to the news outlet. “None of the experts employed by the court and the Idaho State Department of Health and Welfare allege that she simulated or made up her mental illness. She understands that she will undergo further mental health testing as a defense team-licensed neuropsychologist will meet with her next month.”
The lawyers’ statement came in response to a request from prosecutors to postpone the trial date, which a judge had agreed to, according to the news outlet. The news agency reported that Vallow understood that postponing the trial date would give her attorneys additional time to prepare a defense against the charges against her.
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