Lori Vallow, Idaho mother convicted in death of 2 children, indicted on new charge of conspiracy to murder
A woman convicted last week in Idaho of the deaths of her two children and a romantic rival has been indicted for a second time in Arizona, this time on charges that she conspired to kill her niece’s ex-husband.
Lori Vallow was found guilty last week of conspiring to kill and killing her two youngest children, 7-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow and 16-year-old Tylee Ryan, as well as conspiring to kill Tammy Daybell, her fifth husband’s former wife. The case included bizarre claims that she called her son and daughter zombies and said she was a goddess sent to herald the biblical apocalypse.
She already faced a separate felony case in Arizona after a grand jury in 2021 indicted her for conspiring to kill her fourth husband, Charles Vallow.
Another indictment in Arizona was unsealed this month charging Lori Vallow with conspiring to murder Brandon Boudreaux.
Charles Vallow was shot and killed by Vallow’s brother, Alex Cox, on July 11, 2019. Police say Cox shot at Boudreaux on October 2, 2019, but missed.
The Maricopa County, Arizona, district attorney’s office on Wednesday confirmed the indictment charging Lori Vallow in the attempted shooting of Boudreaux. The allegation was first reported by Phoenix television station Fox10.
Under Arizona law, charges are generally sealed until a defendant is served with the document. Lori Vallow cannot be extradited and serve time in Arizona until she is sentenced in the Idaho case, which is expected to happen later this year.
Daybell, her fifth husband, is awaiting trial on the same charges that Vallow was convicted of.
A member of the jury that convicted her, Saul Hernandez, said in an interview broadcast on ABC’s “Good Morning America” Wednesday that deliberations took two days because he was not initially convinced they had the evidence to convict Lori Vallow.
But after reviewing the evidence the other day, he said, he agreed she was guilty.
Hernandez said he was “disgusted” by the photos prosecutors presented of Lori and Chad Daybell dancing at their wedding on a beach in Hawaii.
“I just couldn’t believe how anyone could be so happy when your kids are in the ground and the person who was the key to all of this is sitting across from you and smiling at you and dancing with you on the beach,” he said.
As more evidence and testimony was shared, Hernandez said it became harder for him to look at Lori Vallow.
“You know when you grow up you talk about good and evil, God and evil,” Hernandez said. “And I think for the first time in my life I put a face on evil.”