Lori Vallow’s ‘victim list’ grows after cult mother faces new charges of conspiring to murder another relative
Convicted cult mother Lori Vallow’s victim list has grown after she was accused of a new plot to murder her nephew-in-law.
Vallow, 49, was found guilty of first-degree murder, the deaths of her children JJ, seven, and Tylee Ryan, 16, and conspiracy to kill her husband’s wife.
Vallow does not face the death penalty but a life sentence.
A sentencing hearing is expected in about three months.
Meanwhile, Vallow was indicted by a Maricopa County grand jury on other counts.
She is accused of plotting to murder her niece’s ex-husband, Brandon Boudreaux.
This charge occurred in February 2022 Fox 10 Phoenixbut was only recently published.
Gilbert police, Arizonabelieve Vallow and her brother Alex Cox – who died in December 2019 – conspired to kill Boudreaux, who was formerly married to Vallow’s niece.
Boudreaux was shot by someone in a gray Jeep Wrangler in October 2019.
Vallow and Cox were seen on surveillance footage of a gray Jeep Wrangler in Idaho at the time of the shooting.
In addition, authorities have digital evidence linking Cox to the Gilbert area near the shooting, Fox 10 Phoenix reported.
Vallow is also facing another murder trial in Arizona for conspiring to murder her fourth husband, Charles Vallow.
“THROW LIKE GARBAGE”
More than 60 witnesses testified during the seven-week murder trial, including Vallow’s sister, Summer Shiflet, who made some of the most damning testimonies against her.
However, Shiftlet’s testimony on behalf of the prosecution highlighted the lack of support Vallow received from her family in the courtroom. NewsNation reported.
No member of her family attended the trial, nor was she seen to support them.
This was in stark contrast to the victims’ families, who were present for most of the trial.
The difference between the endorsements was noted by the jury, NewsNation reported.
The jury was played a prison phone call between Vallow and her sister that moved Shiflet to tears while the “cult mother” remained stoic.
In court, Shiflet said she initially trusted Vallow’s claim that she knew where her children were because the sisters had a close relationship.
But Shiflet’s attitude changed after the bodies were found. She testified that she felt “lied to”. KSL reported.
“I don’t know how to throw them out like trash,” Shiflet said during the June 2020 call.
VALLOW’S CHILDREN DISAPPEAR
On September 8, 2019, Tylee and JJ took a trip to Yellowstone National Park.
According to police, this was the last time anyone saw Tylee.
Vallow picked JJ up from elementary school, claiming to officials that she would homeschool him.
JJ was last seen on September 22, 2019.
While Vallow’s children were missing, the mother claimed that Tylee and JJ are safe and living with family members in Arizona.
The children’s bodies were found on June 9, 2020 in the backyard of Chad Daybell’s home in Salem, Idaho.
Daybell, 54, is Vallow’s fifth husband and the author of over two dozen books on near-death and doomsday events.
Vallow and Daybell were formally charged with first-degree murder on May 25, 2021 in connection with the deaths and disappearance of Tylee and JJ.
Daybell was also charged with the murder of his former wife, Tammy, who died in suspicious circumstances in October 2019.
Vallow and Daybell pleaded not guilty to all charges.
There will be a separate process for Daybell, but the date has not yet been set.