The state of Idaho on Monday stated it could search the demise penalty for Lori Vallow, who’s charged with homicide within the deaths of her two youngsters.
A courtroom doc stated the state would search the demise penalty if Vallow is convicted of any of the first-degree homicide or conspiracy to commit first-degree homicide counts in opposition to her. The state stated eight accusations in opposition to Vallow, linked with the deaths, can be thought of as aggravating circumstances.
Vallow final month pleaded not responsible to the homicide fees in opposition to her.
Vallow and her husband, Chad Daybell, have been indicted final yr on first-degree homicide fees and different counts within the deaths of her youngsters, Tylee and Joshua, who have been 16 and seven after they have been final seen in September 2019. In addition they face fees associated to the demise of Daybell’s first spouse, Tammy Daybell.
Tylee was final seen on Sept. 8, 2019. Police have been capable of finding a photograph from that day of Tylee on a visit to Yellowstone Nationwide Park with Vallow, Joshua and Vallow’s brother Alex Cox, in response to authorities.
Joshua, who had particular wants, was final seen alive on Sept. 23, 2019, at Kennedy Elementary College in Rexburg. When police went to Vallow’s dwelling to conduct a welfare examine on the prompting of his grandmother that November, Joshua was nowhere to be discovered.
Vallow and Daybell had by no means reported the kids lacking, and they didn’t cooperate with investigators earlier than they fled the state, Rexburg police stated.
They have been present in Hawaii in January 2020, at which level authorities gave Vallow till the top of the month to “physically produce her children.” She didn’t, and he or she was charged with two counts of desertion and nonsupport of dependent youngsters.
In June 2020, Daybell was taken into custody after the stays of Vallow’s youngsters have been discovered on his property.
Vallow was “restored to competency and fit to proceed” to face trial final month, practically a yr after she was declared mentally unfit to face trial on separate fees of concealment of proof. The homicide case on the time was stayed.
Idaho doesn’t enable for an “insanity defense,” but it surely mandates that defendants should be capable to perceive the fees they face.
Daybell has pleaded not responsible to 3 counts of first-degree homicide, conspiracy to commit homicide and two counts of conspiracy. Prosecutors are searching for the demise penalty.
Vallow is charged with two counts of first-degree homicide, conspiracy to commit homicide and two counts of conspiracy.
A number of individuals near Vallow have raised crimson flags about her psychological state and weird doomsday beliefs.