Tammy Daybell’s aunt to speak at Lori Vallow Daybell’s sentencing

Posted at 2:15 PM, July 20, 2023 and last updated 9:43 PM, July 20, 2023


BOISE, Idaho (Court TV) – Weeks before Lori Vallow Daybell‘s sentencing, the judge has approved a new victim representative for Tammy Daybell, according to court documents obtained by Court TV.

Lori’s sentencing is scheduled for July 31.

She was convicted on May 15 of murdering her two youngest children, Tylee Ryan and JJ Vallow, and conspiring to kill Tammy Daybell, the first wife or her fifth husband, Chad Daybell.

Vicki Hoban

In an exclusive interview with Chanley Painter, Tammy Daybell’s aunt Vicki Hoban talks about Chad Daybell. (Court TV)

Vicki Hoban, Tammy’s aunt, was one of four people who initially asked to speak at Lori’s sentencing, but were denied. 

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On July 19, Judge Steven Boyce reversed his prior ruling after learning that Hoben is the biological sister of Tammy’s mother, Phyllis Douglas, who passed away in June.

The judge approved Hoban’s latest request to join the ranks of the following family members approved in a previous order:

  • Colby Ryan, Lori’s oldest child and victims’ brother
  • Summer Shiflet, Lori’s sister and Tylee’s representative
  • Kay Woodcock, JJ’s grandmother and representative

Lori’s uncle Rex Conner, Larry Woodcock and Brandon Boudreaux were also told they would not be allowed to speak at Lori’s sentencing.

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