Prosecutors seek death penalty for Lori Vallow Daybell

Posted at 4:34 PM, May 3, 2022 and last updated 2:10 AM, December 13, 2022

FREMONT COUNTY, Idaho (KSTU) — Prosecutors in the case against Lori Vallow Daybell are reportedly seeking the death penalty.


East Idaho News reported Monday that the prosecuting attorneys from Fremont and Madison counties filed motions that say they’ll seek capital punishment as a sentencing option if Lori Vallow Daybell is convicted of “any of the counts of first degree murder and/or any of the counts of conspiracy to commit first degree murder.”


Chad Daybell, her husband, already faces the death penalty. The two are charged with murdering two of Lori’s children, Tylee Ryan and J.J. Vallow.

In late 2020, a judge said the married couple would be tried together. However, since then, Chad waived his right to a speedy trial, but Lori did not.

A separate motion from the prosecution asks Judge Steven Boyce to move Lori’s trial, which is scheduled for October, to January, when Chad’s trial is scheduled.

This story was originally published May 2, 2022 by KSTU in Salt Lake City, an E.W. Scripps Company.

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