A witness in the trial for Doomsday mom Lori Vallow claimed the “cult mom” complained about her son having an “evil spirit in him,” according to authorities.
On Thursday, a former friend of Daybell, the Idaho mother accused of murdering her two children and conspiring to kill her fifth husband’s first wife, testified about comments that Lori made to her about her slain children before they were reported missing, People reported.
Melanie Gibb took the stand and testified that Vallow believed people existed on a scale of “light” and “dark,” adding that people that “signed contracts” with Jesus Christ being light and those who “signed contracts” with Satan as dark, officials said.
Gibb stated that Lori told her in September 2019 that her son, J.J. Vallow, 7, became “dark” that month and her daughter Tylee Ryan, 16, had become dark earlier that year, People reported.
In November 2019, the children were reported missing and never seen alive again.
Gibb told the courtroom that she visited Lori in Rexburg, Idaho, in September 2019 and she allegedly told her that her husband, Chad Daybell, told her the day before that J.J. had an “evil spirit in him,” according to People.
Lori also allegedly told Gibb that J.J.’s behavior had become more “difficult” and J.J., who had autism, had told Lori, “I love Satan,” officials said.
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While on the stand, Gibb also testified that in her September 2019 visit that Lori told her Tylee, who was not home at the time, was attending Brigham Young University, even though she never attended that school, People stated.
Gibb previously appeared on Dateline NBC and said, "I saw him (Chad) as the hand, and her (Lori) as the puppet on that hand. They were both like gasoline and fire — equally destructive to each other."
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Lori is charged with murdering J.J. and Tylee, who were found on a property belonging to Chad, as Front Page Detectives previously reported.
Vallow has pleaded not guilty to the charges and if convicted, she faces life in prison.
The trial against Lori Vallow is ongoing.
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