In a chilling case that has gripped the nation, Idaho mother Lori Vallow Daybell has been found guilty on all charges, including the murder of her two children and conspiracy to murder her new husband’s first wife. The verdict comes after the jury deliberated for six hours over two days.
Vallow Daybell, infamously known as the “doomsday mom,” was convicted of first-degree murder of her children – seven-year-old J.J. Vallow and sixteen-year-old Tylee Ryan. Prosecutors argued that Lori and her husband, Chad Daybell, were motivated by a twisted mix of money, power, sex, and doomsday beliefs in their violent acts.
The children’s remains were discovered on a property belonging to Chad Daybell after a prolonged search. The couple allegedly believed their children had become “zombies” and killed them based on these beliefs.
During the trial, the defense chose to blame Chad Daybell, a doomsday author, for the deaths. However, the jury found Lori guilty on all counts. The next step will be sentencing, scheduled for approximately three months from now. Given the gravity of the charges, Lori could face a life sentence without the possibility of parole.
Meanwhile, Chad Daybell is also set to face trial next year, charged with murder, conspiracy, and grand theft. As this disturbing saga unfolds, it serves as a grim reminder of the dark depths to which humanity can descend.