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Murder Trial For Accused 'Doomsday Mom' Lori Vallow Beginning In Idaho Amid New DNA Revelation That Could Upend Case

Source: MEGA

Apr. 3 2023, Published 10:05 a.m. ET

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Jury selection is beginning for an Idaho woman charged with murdering her two children and a former husband. But her current husband's murder trial has been postponed.

Lori Vallow Daybell is charged with killing Tyree Ryan, 16, and Joshua “JJ” Vallow, 7. Husband Chad Daybell is charged as well.

But at a March 30 hearing, Ada County Judge Steven Boyce said new DNA tests from a crime scene could lead to speculation that hinder the fairness of a trial for both defendants.

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“What I'm absolutely not willing to do is engage in any speculation about what this new DNA evidence may end up revealing," KBOI-TV quoted Boyce as saying.

Vallow has been dubbed a “doomsday mom” because she met her current husband at a “preppers” convention in 2018, KSAZ-TV in Phoenix reported.

Former husband Charles Vallow claimed in divorce papers that Lori Vallow called herself an “exalted goddess” under Mormonism.


JJ Vallow's grandparents are traveling from Louisiana to testify. They hope to attend each day of the trial.

“It’s the accumulation of four years of us living this every day,” Larry Woodcock told Utah's KSL-TV.

Boyce removed any possibility of a death penalty for Vallow Daybell in a ruling within the last two weeks.


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