Woman suspected in deaths of her 2 children, husband's ex-wife claims she has alibis

Woman suspected in deaths of her 2 children, husband’s ex-wife claims she has alibis

(As originally published with a gallery of photos, including the children, Sat, January 7th 2023, 3:00 PM EST)

BOISE, Idaho (TND/KBOI) — A woman in Idaho awaiting trial for the murders of her two children claimed she has alibis, according to court documents.

KBOI reports those records – in a case that made national headlines – were released on Jan. 5.

Lori Vallow Daybell claimed she was at home in her apartment — possibly with other people, including her husband — in 2019 when Tylee Ryan, 17, and Joshua “J.J.” Vallow, 7, disappeared.

That happened a month after they moved to Idaho with their mother.

Over the next few months, Chad Daybell’s wife Tammy suddenly died, Lori married Chad — her fifth husband — as there was a nationwide search for the children, and the newly married couple was wanted for questioning, only to be found in Hawaii.

Then, Lori was arrested and returned to Idaho, Chad was arrested in Idaho, and the buried remains of Lori’s children were found on Chad’s property.

They were both indicted on first-degree murder charges in the deaths of her children, and he was charged in the murder of his ex, Tammy.

Court documents also showed Lori claimed she was in Hawaii when her husband’s ex, Tammy Daybell, died.

Woman suspected in deaths of her 2 children, husband's ex-wife claims she has alibis
Lori Vallow Daybell sits in a police car after a hearing at the Fremont County Courthouse in St. Anthony, Idaho, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022. (East Idaho News/Tony Blakeslee/East Idaho News via AP, Pool)

In the meantime, Lori was charged with conspiracy in Arizona after police said her brother, Alex Cox, shot her fourth husband Charles Vallow to death. Cox later died of what turned out to be “natural causes.”

In another twist, Lori’s relatives told investigators they became suspicious because she believed a demon had overcome her estranged spouse. Documents from police in Arizona also revealed sordid details of Lori and Chad’s cult-like belief system of “zombies” and “vibrations.”

The two were supposed to be tried together last October, but that was delayed when Lori spent 10 months in a state health facility. In November, she was found competent to stand trial.

Next, they have hearings scheduled for Jan. 19. One item to be discussed is a motion stating Vallow should not be eligible for the death penalty.

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