Lori Vallow Daybell has been sentenced to multiple life terms in prison without parole for murdering her children and conspiring to kill a romantic rival, Chad Daybell’s previous wife. The trial revealed shocking details of dark beliefs and a love affair turned deadly.
Judge Steven Boyce Hands Down Harsh Sentences to Lori Vallow Daybell for Murder and Conspiracy
In a significant verdict on Monday, Judge Steven Boyce sentenced Lori Vallow Daybell to multiple fixed life terms in prison with no possibility of parole. The sentence comes as a result of her conviction for murdering her two children, Tylee Ryan and Joshua Jaxon “JJ” Vallow, and conspiring to murder her romantic rival, Tammy Daybell. The judge emphasized that Vallow Daybell will serve these prison terms consecutively to ensure accountability for each death.
Vallow Daybell, 50, was found guilty of first-degree murder and conspiracy charges in May, with the jury agreeing with prosecutors that she sought to eliminate her children as part of a plan to start a new life with Chad Daybell. The trial revealed Vallow Daybell’s involvement in disturbing acts, as her children were found “burned, mutilated, and dismembered, and buried like animals.”
Arcane religious beliefs about “dark energy” and the “end times” seemed to motivate Vallow Daybell, in addition to her desire to pursue a relationship with Chad Daybell. Throughout the trial, her defense claimed she had transformed spiritually and communicated with her deceased children and others in the afterlife.
The case presented a love affair that turned deadly, with Lori Vallow Daybell and Chad Daybell conspiring to justify their crimes using fantastical beliefs. Their entwined relationship led to plotting the deaths of close relatives to profit from insurance payouts and Social Security benefits.
While the trial was full of shocking moments, Judge Boyce highlighted the lack of remorse shown by Vallow Daybell for her actions. Victim-impact statements from relatives of Tylee, JJ, and Tammy Daybell further underscored the devastating impact of her deeds on their lives.
The sentencing serves as a warning of the consequences of heinous crimes and the importance of holding individuals accountable for their actions. Lori Vallow Daybell’s fate has been sealed with consecutive life terms in prison, leaving no chance of parole.