Day 7 of the trial of Lori Vallow Daybell

Lori Vallow appears in a courtroom sketch; his deceased children, JJ Vallow, left, and Tylee Ryan, right, appear inset, April 18, 2023. (Courtroom Pool Cartoonist; Fremont County Sheriff’s Office)

The triple murder trial of Lori Vallow Daybell, 49, mother of two deceased children and two deceased ex-husbands, linked to the “doomsday cult”, continues with a seventh day of testimony in Ada County, Idaho, Wednesday morning.

Vallow and her fifth and current husband, Chad Daybell, 54, are charged with murder in the 2019 deaths of 7-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow and 17-year-old Tylee Ashlyn Ryan. The children disappeared on different dates in September of the same year. Vallow was originally arrested in Hawaii in February 2020 for child abandonment. Daybell was arrested later that year after the children’s bodies were found buried on his property. The two defendants were charged with the murder of Vallow’s children and Daybell’s first wife, Tammy Daybell, 49, in May 2021. Originally prosecuted as husband and wife co-defendants, the couple’s cases have recently been separated and will be judged separately.

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