Cult Crimes

A group of people, typically religious or spiritual, who have committed acts of violence or murder. They may often be characterized by their extreme beliefs, charismatic leaders and a willingness to use violence to achieve their goals.


The jury is showed video clips of Lori Vallow Daybell at a Burger King on the same day her brother, Alex Cox, shot and killed her estranged husband, Charles Vallow. Data shows Lori had Charles' phone with her on the day he was shot.
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split screen of chad daybell and Zulema Pastenes in court
Former alleged cult member, Zulema Pastenes, testified that Chad Daybell mentioned that JJ Vallow
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Melani Pawlowski takes the stand and said some of the detectives covering the case were labeled 'dark,' by Chad Daybell, saying law enforcement were corrupt. Jurors hear phone recordings between Ian Pawlowski, Melani, Chad and Lori Vallow.
Lori Vallow's niece testifies.
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Jurors viewed crime scene photos from Chad Daybell's property and body cam footage of the welfare check conducted in Lori Vallow's apartment. An investigator speaks about the discovery of Tylee and JJ's remains on Daybell's property.
FBI Special Agent Steve Daniels talks about finding the bodies of JJ Vallow and Tylee Ryan on Chad Daybell's property. A picture showing Tylee wearing a necklace matches one recovered from the fire pit on Daybell's property.
Julie Grant with a picture of the Woodcocks on the monitor.
Chad Daybell’s mother, Shelia Daybell, and sister-in-law, Heather Daybell, testified on Thursday. Heather stated that
The jury sees police bodycam video of investigators talking to Lori Vallow. Investigators conducted a welfare check on JJ Vallow and Tylee Ryan after a call from Kay Woodcock, JJ's grandmother.
Chad Daybell's sister-in-law testifies.
Chad Daybell's mother on the stand
Kay Woodcock on the stand
Matt Daybell, Chad Daybell's younger brother, made an appearance in the courtroom and sat next to Larry and Kaye Woodcock and Tammy Daybell's aunt. Matt said he arrived to show support to Larry, Kay and Tammy's aunt.
Daybell neighbor testifies.