‘Cult mom’ Lori Vallow sentenced to life in prison for murders of two children and Chad Daybell’s wife

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Lori Vallow, known as the “Cult mom”, has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for the murders of her two youngest children and for conspiracy to kill her husband’s ex-wife. The case has shocked and disturbed America, but now it seems to have reached some sort of conclusion. Vallow, once seen as a loving mother, was convicted of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, and grand theft in May. She was also found guilty of conspiring to murder her husband’s ex-wife. The judge handed down five life sentences for each murder charge, as well as a 10-year sentence for grand theft. This is the harshest possible sentence after the death penalty was taken off the table.

Vallow’s children, Tylee Ryan and Joshua “JJ” Vallow, disappeared in September 2019. Vallow refused to disclose their whereabouts to authorities or to her family members. One month later, her husband’s ex-wife, Tammy, died suddenly. At the time, her death was classified as natural causes. These events followed the death of Vallow’s fourth husband, who was shot dead by her brother in July 2019. With Vallow’s children and both of their spouses now out of the picture, she and her new husband began a new life together, even traveling to Hawaii for a fairytale wedding. However, concerns grew as months passed without any signs of life from the children, leading authorities to exhume Tammy’s body. The subsequent autopsy revealed that she died from asphyxiation.

In June 2020, Tylee and JJ’s remains were found on Vallow’s husband’s property in Idaho. JJ had been smothered with a plastic bag taped over his face, while Tylee’s body was dismembered and charred. The trial lasted six grueling weeks, during which the jury heard disturbing details about Vallow’s doomsday cult beliefs and saw graphic images of the murdered children’s remains. Over 60 witnesses were called by the state to present its case, arguing that Vallow was motivated by her cult beliefs, her feelings for her husband, and financial greed. Vallow did not present a defense and did not testify in her own defense.

During her sentencing, Vallow made a bizarre statement claiming that her victims were “happy” in heaven and that no one was murdered. She cited her communications with Jesus Christ and other people in heaven as evidence. However, her statements were met with horror and disbelief by her victims’ family members, who described her as a “monster” and detailed the devastating impact her actions have had on their lives. Vallow’s grandmother spoke of her confusion and pain over Vallow murdering the child she had chosen to adopt. Another family member described the fear and agony of not knowing where the children were for 319 days until their remains were found buried like animals.

The judge ultimately sentenced Vallow to life in prison without parole, agreeing with the state’s request for the maximum sentence. Although Vallow will spend the rest of her life behind bars, her legal troubles are not over yet. She is expected to be extradited to…

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