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.

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The genesis of the killing spree may have been triggered by the killing of Charles Vallow, Lori Vallow’s fourth husband. His death would have allowed Lori and Chad Daybell’s relationship to start.
Lori Vallow's fourth husband, Charles Vallow, started getting suspicious about the relationship between Lori and Chad Daybell. Charles Vallow was later shot and killed by Alex Cox, Lori's brother.
In audio played in court, Chad Daybell gave the Patriarchal Blessing given in the LDS faith to Alex Cox, but was not authorized to do so.
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As authorities dig up human remains in the backyard, Chad Daybell's daughter, Emma, supports her father and doesn't believe he's involved in any of the findings.
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Graphic autopsy photos of JJ Vallow and Tylee Ryan were shown. Detective Ray Hermosillo details ghastly discovery made on Daybell's property.
Daybell case detective testifies.
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Julie Grant with a picture of Lori Vallow on the monitor.
The panel discusses Lori Vallow Daybell's relationship with her brother, whose seen as her protector, and how the defense will have experts testify that there is no way to know how Tammy Daybell died.
Court TV speaks with Lori Vallow Daybell's brother Adam Cox and uncle, Rex Conner, about Chad Daybell's defense pointing the finger at Vallow and her brother, Alex Cox.
Chad Daybell's defense attorney, John Prior, delivers his opening statement.
Opening statements start Wednesday in the Doomsday Prophet Murder Trial.
Chad Daybell and his attorney sit at counsel table in court
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After a week of jury selection, a pool of 57 qualified jurors moved forward to the next round.
Larry Woodcock appears in zoom interview
Prosecutors in the Doomsday Prophet Murder Trial claim Chad Daybell killed Tammy Daybell in their marital bed.