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Lori Vallow – update: Juror says ‘doomsday cult mom’ case meant he could ‘put a face to evil’

Vallow convicted of the murders of her own children Tylee Ryan and JJ Vallow and conspiracy to murder husband’s first wife Tammy Daybell

Oliver O'Connell,Rachel Sharp
Thursday 18 May 2023 18:04 BST

Lori Vallow trial: ‘Cult mom’ convicted of murders of children and Chad Daybell’s wife

The lone holdout juror in Lori Vallow’s murder trial has revealed why he changed his mind to convict the mother last week.

Saul Hernandez sat down with Good Morning America on Tuesday, four days after Vallow was found guilty of first-degree murder, conspiracy and grand theft over the deaths of her daughter Tylee Ryan, 16, son Joshua “JJ” Vallow, seven, and of conspiracy to murder Tammy Daybell, 49, her new husband Chad Daybell’s first wife, at Ada County Courthouse in Boise, Idaho.

Mr Hernandez said when the jury began deliberating, he was the only one unconvinced that the prosecution had proved its case.

But over the course of just seven hours of deliberation, Mr Hernandez said it became clear to him that Vallow is guilty.

During the trial, he said he found it “hard to look at” Vallow as more and more gruelling evidence emerged.

“Growing up, we’re taught good and bad, God and evil, and I think for the first time in my life, I put a face to evil,” he said.

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PICTURED: Lori Vallow appears to smirk in new mugshot after murder conviction

Rachel Sharp16 May 2023 14:00
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Vallow to be prosecuted for attempted murder of niece’s husband

The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office in Arizona has announced that in addition to pursuing charges against Lori Vallow over the murder of her fourth husband Charles Vallow, they also plan to prosecute her in the attempted murder of Brandon Boudreaux.

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Lori Vallow faces charge for attempted murder of niece’s husband Brandon Boudreaux

Friday’s verdict not an end to sprawling case as attempted murder charge looms in Arizona

Oliver O'Connell16 May 2023 15:30
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Alex Cox: Lori’s brother and alleged accomplice will never face justice

Was he an equal co-conspirator or — as he feared shortly before his own sudden death — the “fall guy”?

Rachel Sharp reports.

Lori Vallow had two alleged murder accomplices. One will never face justice

Alex Cox can never be brought to justice as he dropped dead as the net closed in on the doomsday cult killings. So was he an equal co-conspirator or was he – as he feared – Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell’s ‘fall guy’? Rachel Sharp reports

Oliver O'Connell16 May 2023 16:30
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Now that Lori Vallow has been convicted, what happens next?

The verdict may mark the culmination of a chilling case that spans bizarre cult beliefs, missing children, murder and mystery deaths, but the saga is still far from over.

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Oliver O'Connell16 May 2023 17:30
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Bizarre moments from Lori Vallow’s murder trial

Beyond the trial testimony, there was also some bizarre happenings taking place inside the courtroom.

Bizarre moments from Lori Vallow’s murder trial

Bizarre details about the cult beliefs which led to murder came to light at trial. But, beyond the testimony, there were also some bizarre happenings taking place inside the courtroom, Rachel Sharp reports

Oliver O'Connell16 May 2023 18:30
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Vallow’s nephew-in-law says she’s not ‘inherently evil’ as she faces new charges

Lori Vallow’s nephew-in-law has spoken out following her murder conviction to say that he believes people “are not inherently good or evil” as she faces new charges for his own attempted murder.

Brandon Boudreaux released a lengthy statement in which he called for “forgiveness” for the doomsday cult mom.

Rachel Sharp reports.

Lori Vallow nephew-in-law speaks as she faces new charges for his attempted murder

Brandon Boudreaux called for ‘forgiveness’ for the doomsday cult mom who was found guilty of murdering her two children Tylee Ryan, 16, and Joshua “JJ” Vallow and conspiring to murder Tammy Daybell

Oliver O'Connell16 May 2023 19:30
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Voices: Lori Vallow never tried to convince us she was innocent

Megan Sheets writes:

What began as a small-town search for two missing children in the fall of 2019 quickly exploded into an unimaginable saga with too many twists and turns to count, including the exposure of at least five mystery deaths, a doomsday cult preparing for the end of times and a joyful beach wedding between that cult’s two recently-widowed leaders. The world watched as Lori’s portrait transformed from devoted mother-of-three to accused child abandoner to murder suspect — and now, convicted killer.

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Lori Vallow never tried to convince us she was innocent

For all of the twists and turns that preceded it in Lori’s spectacular story, this verdict comes as little surprise

Oliver O'Connell16 May 2023 20:30
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Vallow was indicted over Boudreaux murder conspiracy over one year ago

Lori Vallow was indicted by a grand jury in Maricopa County for conspiracy to commit the murder of Brandon Boudreaux more than a year ago, Justin Lum of Fox 10 Phoenix reports.

Vallow was charged on 24 February 2022 under the late Allister Adel, who was the county attorney at the time, Lum reports.

Per to the indictment, Vallow and her late brother Alex Cox agreed that “at least one of them or another would engage in conduct constituting the offence of first-degree premeditated murder” on 2 October 2019.

Gilbert Police Department says Cox shot at Mr Boudreaux outside his home from the back of a jeep.

This is the third time that Cox is named as a co-conspirator in a grand jury indictment of Vallow.

First in the murder charges for which she was convicted in Idaho; second on the murder conspiracy charge in the death of Charles Vallow in Chandler, Arizona, and now third in the attempted murder of Mr Boudreaux.

Here’s more detail about the alleged plot to kill Mr Boudreaux:

Lori Vallow faces charge for attempted murder of niece’s husband Brandon Boudreaux

Friday’s verdict not an end to sprawling case as attempted murder charge looms in Arizona

Oliver O'Connell16 May 2023 21:09
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Full timeline of the Lori Vallow case

Rachel Sharp compiled a timeline of the tragic and bizarre case:

Oliver O'Connell16 May 2023 21:30
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Vallow indictment over Boudreaux murder conspiracy revealed

Lori Vallow was indicted by a grand jury in Maricopa County for conspiracy to commit the murder of Brandon Boudreaux more than a year ago, Justin Lum of Fox 10 Phoenix reports.

Vallow was charged on 24 February 2022 under the late Allister Adel, who was the county attorney at the time, he reports.

Per to the indictment, Vallow and her late brother Alex Cox agreed that “at least one of them or another would engage in conduct constituting the offence of first-degree premeditated murder” on 2 October 2019.

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Lori Vallow’s indictment over Brandon Boudreaux murder conspiracy revealed

Officials in Arizona announced they would pursue charges over attempt on Boudreaux’s life but existence of indictment was previously not known

Oliver O'Connell16 May 2023 22:00

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