Jury selection continued in Boise April 5, as the so-called “Doomsday Mom” awaits trial on charges of killing her two children.
Dave Leroy, who served as Ada County Prosecutor in the 1970s and went on to become Idaho Attorney General, said Vallow’s extreme religious beliefs could come up. She reportedly thought she could see dark spirits.
"By the same token,” Leroy continued, “the defense can bring up the concept of zombies to suggest perhaps Lori was under the undue influence of other people."
- 'Doomsday Mom' Lori Vallow Found Guilty of Murdering Her Children, Conspiring to Kill Husband's First Wife
- Murder Trial For Accused 'Doomsday Mom' Lori Vallow Beginning In Idaho Amid New DNA Revelation That Could Upend Case
- 'Doomsday Mom' Court Drama: Defense for Lori Vallow Files Notice After Murder Convictions
In the search for a 42-person jury pool, 30 people passed preliminary review as of the evening of April 4. The final jury will have 12 members and six alternates.
Attorneys and the judge are asking prospective jurors one-by-one how much they know about the nationally-publicized murder case. Prosecutors reportedly feel “rushed” by the selection process.
KTVB reported one dismissed jury candidate asked, "Wouldn't a mother know where her kids were?”
Vallow reportedly stayed silent about the whereabouts of her children for months before their bodies were found.
Other dismissed jury candidates cited family needs and potential financial loss from hearing the trial. Three candidates did not show up for questioning.
Become a Front Page Detective
Sign up to receive breaking
Front Page Detectives
news and exclusive investigations.