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Doomsday 'Prophet' Chad Daybell Sentenced for Murder of Wife and Stepchildren

Chad Daybell Sentenced to Death for Killing Wife, Children
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Chad Daybell was sentenced to death after a jury convicted him of murder and conspiracy to commit murder, authorities said.

Jun. 3 2024, Published 12:03 p.m. ET

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After a lengthy trial, Chad Daybell was found guilty of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder in the killings of Tammy Daybell, Joshua “JJ” Vallow and Tylee Ryan. He was sentenced to death.

On May 30, a jury returned guilty verdicts for first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, as well as insurance fraud, according to NBC News.

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JJ, 7, and Tylee, 16, were found buried on Daybell’s property in Idaho nine months after their disappearance. Ryan’s remains were dismembered and charred, while JJ was in a plastic bag, as Front Page Detectives previously reported.

Meanwhile, Tammy Daybell died weeks before her husband, Chad Daybell, married Lori Vallow Daybell, and her death was initially ruled natural.

However, her body was exhumed after police started searching for the two missing children, and Chad Daybed and Lori fled to Hawaii.

During Chad Daybell’s trial, prosecutors portrayed him as deeply immersed in apocalyptic beliefs, saying he was fixated on the notion of an impending doomsday.

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Prosecutors also highlighted his use of terms like “zombies” and “dark spirits” to refer to others, painting a disturbing picture of his mindset and actions.

After the guilty verdict, several family members read impact statements, including Tammy’s father, who said he was left feeling “angry.”

“It destroys me to know Tammy was treated the way she was,” her father, Ron Douglas, said, according to NBC News.

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Lori Vallow Daybell was found guilty of the murders last year and she was sentenced to life in prison.

Since then, she has been extradited to Arizona to stand trial for conspiracy in the death of her fourth husband, Charles Vallow, and the attempted murder of her niece’s ex-husband, Brandon Boudreaux.


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