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Woman Serving Life Sentence for Killing Kids in Idaho Faces New Charges in Arizona

Lori Vallow Daybell, currently serving a life sentence in an Idaho prison for the murders of her two youngest children and another woman, is now facing additional charges in Arizona related to a separate slaying. The Maricopa County Sheriff, Paul Penzone, revealed that Vallow Daybell has been brought to an Arizona jail to answer charges linked to a conspiracy to kill her estranged husband and her niece’s ex-husband.

Transition from Idaho to Arizona Charges

Video footage shared by the sheriff’s office shows Vallow Daybell being transferred to the Arizona jail from Idaho, where she was convicted for the gruesome murders. Clad in a blue jumpsuit, she is later seen in an orange jailhouse uniform as her mugshot is taken. The charges in Arizona involve a complex web of crimes, including conspiracy to kill individuals connected to her personal life.

Woman Serving Life Sentence for Killing Kids in Idaho Faces New Charges in Arizona
Source: KGNS

Troubling Past: Idaho Murders and Relationship with Chad Daybell

In 2019, Lori Vallow Daybell lived in a Phoenix suburb with her two children, Joshua “JJ” Vallow and Tylee Ryan. The unsettling events began unfolding after the murder of her estranged husband, Charles Vallow, who was shot and killed by Vallow Daybell’s brother, Alex Cox. Although Cox claimed self-defense and was never charged, suspicions arose around the circumstances of Charles Vallow’s death.

After Charles Vallow’s demise, Vallow Daybell and her children moved to Idaho, where she became romantically involved with Chad Daybell. Prosecutors allege that the couple plotted to eliminate any hindrance to their relationship, leading to the disappearance of Vallow Daybell’s two children and the death of Chad Daybell’s wife, Tammy Daybell.

Family Tragedy Unfolds: Children’s Murders and Asphyxiation of Tammy Daybell

The investigation intensified as the extended family raised concerns about the missing children. Authorities discovered the bodies of JJ and Tylee buried in Chad Daybell’s yard. Simultaneously, suspicions grew surrounding the death of Tammy Daybell, initially believed to be of natural causes. Authorities later determined that Tammy had been asphyxiated, leading to the filing of murder charges against Chad Daybell.

Woman Serving Life Sentence for Killing Kids in Idaho Faces New Charges in Arizona
Source: NY 1

Arizona Indictment: Conspiring to Kill

The latest indictment in Arizona charges Lori Vallow Daybell with conspiring to kill not only her estranged husband, Charles Vallow but also her niece’s ex-husband, Brandon Boudreaux. Boudreaux reported an attempted shooting, claiming someone in a Jeep, matching the description of one owned by Charles Vallow before his death, had shot at him outside his home.

Jim Archibald, who represented Vallow Daybell in the Idaho trial, clarified that he is not representing her in the Arizona case. However, he has communicated with public defenders in Phoenix who will assign her an attorney for the new set of charges. The legal proceedings are set to unfold against the backdrop of an already complex and troubling narrative involving multiple murders, disappearances, and a web of conspiracy.

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