Lori Vallow Daybell facing new charges in Arizona

Posted at 4:51 PM, May 17, 2023 and last updated 9:37 AM, May 18, 2023


MARICOPA COUNTY, Ariz. (Court TV) – Convicted killer Lori Vallow Daybell is facing new charges in Arizona stemming from a shooting that targeted the man married to her niece.

Lori Vallow Daybell post verdict mugshot

This May 12, 2023 mugshot provided by the Madison County Jail shows Lori Vallow Daybell after she was convicted of murdering her two children and conspiring to kill her fifth husband’s first wife. (Madison County Jail)

Lori was convicted of murder last week in the deaths of her two youngest children, Tylee Ryan and JJ Vallow, as well as conspiracy to commit murder in the death of her fifth husband’s first wife, Tammy Daybell.

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A new indictment seeks to charge Lori with conspiracy in the attempted shooting of Brandon Boudreaux in 2019. The indictment alleges that on Oct. 2, 2019, Lori conspired with her brother, Alex Cox, to murder Boudreaux.

In a news conference on Wednesday, Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell said that having a trial remains important, despite Lori’s conviction in Idaho.

“Holding people accountable for what they’ve done, giving victims a voice, giving victims recognition for what happened. So it’s very important.”

Boudreaux, who was married to Lori’s niece, Melani, in 2019, testified in Lori’s trial in Idaho about a shooting that appeared to target him on October 2, 2019. Boudreaux said he had returned home from the gym to find a Jeep parked near his house. Boudreaux testified that he saw Lori’s brother, Alex Cox, in the jeep and that he saw Alex roll down the window, point a gun in his direction and fire.

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Brandon was not injured in the accident, which occurred as he and his wife were separating. Alex Cox was not charged in the case because he died suddenly before charges could be filed.

Lori is also facing charges in Arizona related to the shooting death of her fourth husband, Charles Vallow, but has not yet entered a plea in the case. She cannot be extradited to Arizona to face charges until she is sentenced in Idaho, the AP reported. That sentencing is expected to be scheduled later this year.

Mitchell said prosecutors had not determined whether the cases would be tried together.