A CLIP of “cult mom” Lori Vallow’s performance in The Wheel Of Fortune has reappeared on the Netflix show Sins of Our Mother.
In the three-part docuseries, Vallow’s former sister-in-law, Annie Cushing, reflects on how the “cult mom” tended to etherealize everything, including her appearance on the game show.
Vallow appeared on The Wheel of Fortune about 19 years ago. On the game show, she tells the host that her son Colby, now 26, was seven at the time and daughter Tylee was one.
Cushing told the Netflix show, “I think she always had this tendency to be super cerebral… She told the story in such a way that God told her she was going to be on the Wheel of Fortune.”
“She had to have that extra validation, no, she heard from God,” Cushing said.
Vallow gushes about her family on the show, saying, “We like to do all kinds of sports on our three mornings.”
And she adds that her “wonderful husband Joseph [Ryan]’ was at home watching the show with her ‘two beautiful children’. Ryan was Vallow’s third husband.
Vallow won $17,500 on the show.
Vallow, 48, was due to be tried in January for the murders of her two children, Tylee and seven-year-old JJ, both of whom were found buried in shallow graves in June 2020.
Her fifth husband, Doomsday author Chad Daybell, was also due to be tried at the same time, but the trial has now been indefinitely postponed until Vallow’s competence can be determined.
The twisted saga began in September 2019 when Vallow’s two children, JJ and Tylee, went missing just weeks apart.
Tylee was last seen on September 8th on a family trip to Yellowstone National Park, and JJ disappeared on September 22nd in Rexburg, Idaho.
Lori had maintained for several months that her children were safe and living with family members in Arizona, but refused to reveal where or with whom and ignored a court order to produce the children for authorities.
Investigators would then make a horrifying discovery on June 9, 2020, shortly after serving a search warrant at Chad Daybell’s Salem, Idaho, home.
In the backyard of the property, police found two human remains buried in shallow graves, which were soon confirmed to be Tylee and JJ.
Tylee’s remains had been dismembered and cremated, while JJ was found buried in his red pajamas and wrapped in plastic bags with his mouth, arms and wrists covered with duct tape.
Chad Daybell was taken into custody the same day and both he and Lori were later indicted by a grand jury on a number of charges related to the children’s deaths, including first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder.
Lori’s devoted brother Alex Cox is also believed to have been involved in her murders, but evaded charges after his sudden death in December 2019, which was reportedly the result of “natural causes” triggered by high blood pressure and blood clots in his lungs.
Months earlier, during an argument, Cox had also shot and killed Lori’s fourth husband, Charles Vallow.
The shooting was initially believed to be self-defense, but the case was reopened after Tylee and JJ were found dead and police now believe Cox shot Charles on Lori’s orders.
Prosecutors alleged that Lori wanted JJ and Tylee dead because – with encouragement from Daybell – she believed they were possessed by “dark spirits” and therefore needed to be purged.
Chad Daybell’s wife Tammy also died during the month-long saga.
Her death, initially ruled as the result of a “heart event,” occurred in October 2019, just two weeks before Vallow and Chad Daybell tied the knot in Hawaii.
Authorities now consider her death suspicious as court documents state that Cox attempted to shoot Tammy in the days leading up to her eventual death.
Tammy’s body was exhumed, but the results of her second autopsy were not released to the public. Cox died a day before the exhumation.
Vallow and Daybell have both pleaded not guilty to all charges and could face the death penalty if convicted.
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