Lori Vallow found guilty of killing her 2 children and husband's late wife
Lori Vallow has been found guilty of killing two of her kids and conspiring to kill her husband's late wife.
Jurors deliberated for seven hours following the more than four-week-long trial in Idaho.
Vallow's plot to kill was all about "money, power, and sex," a prosecutor had told jurors.
"Doomsday" cult mom Lori Vallow was found guilty of killing her two youngest children and conspiring to kill her husband's former wife of nearly three decades.
After deliberating for seven hours, a Boise, Idaho, jury found the mom on guilty on all charges of conspiracy, murder, and grand theft in the killings of her kids, 7-year-old JJ Vallow and 16-year-old Tylee Ryan, and her husband Chad Daybell's late wife, 49-year-old Tammy Daybell.
Vallow, 49, faces up to life behind bars. Wearing all black, she appeared stone-faced with a blank stare as the clerk read out the verdicts.
"We are very pleased with the jury's verdict and want to thank them, as well as the alternates for their service over the last six weeks during this trial," the prosecuting attorneys said in a statement, per Law and Crime. The prosecutors declined to make any further statements given the pending litigation against Chad Daybell.
The guilty verdict follows a more than four-week-long trial in which prosecutors said Vallow conspired with Chad Daybell — her fifth husband and author of doomsday novels — to kill in a case that was all about "money, power, and sex."
Chad Daybell, 54, will be tried separately for the same crimes. He has pleaded not guilty.
During Vallow's trial, jurors were shown gruesome photos of the children's remains, and prosecutors detailed how when police found them buried on Chad Daybell's property in June 2020, Tylee's hands had been cut off and JJ had been bound with duct tape.
Prosecutors alleged that Vallow and her husband killed Tammy Daybell in October 2019. The slain children were last seen alive in September 2019.
Prosecutors alleged during the trial that Vallow became radicalized in her bizarre religious beliefs, using them as a weapon in the plot to kill her kids.
Meanwhile, Vallow faces even more legal troubles.
She is also awaiting trial in Arizona on charges that she conspired with her now-dead brother to kill her late husband, Charles Vallow, in July 2019.
Evidence presented at trial shows that Vallow and Daybell communicated about their magical spiritual powers, and ridding the two children and others in their circle of evil spirits.
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