In the Lori Vallow Daybell criminal hearing, the government has called about four dozen witnesses in the last four weeks.
Chad Daybell and Vallow Daybell are accused of killing her two children, 7-year-old Joshua Jaxon “JJ” Vallow and 16-year-old Tylee Ryan, in the first degree.
To be found guilty of first-degree murder, the jury will have to decide that they killed Vallow Daybell’s children or asked, told, or told someone else to kill them.
They are also charged with planning to kill the two children and Chad Daybell’s ex-wife, Tammy Daybell.
Witnesses said that Chad and Lori Daybell, who had been seeing each other for months, got married on a beach in Hawaii two weeks after Tammy Daybell’s body was buried in a graveyard in Utah.
The Trial for Lori Vallow Daybell Started at the Beginning of April
The trial for Lori Vallow Daybell started at the beginning of April and could go on for another three weeks. Thursday is the day of Chad Daybell’s hearing. He is also charged with first-degree murder in Tammy Daybell’s death.
According to the indictment made by prosecutors from Madison and Fremont counties, the authorities think that Vallow Daybell’s brother Alex Cox also planned to kill JJ, Tylee, and Tammy Daybell. Cox died in 2019 from a natural cause.
Vallow Daybell is also being charged with a crime because she and her brother are said to have planned to kill her fourth husband, Charles Vallow.
Check this story for the latest news about the trial of Vallow Daybell.
Investigators said they found JJ’s body wrapped in duct tape. They also found a piece of hair on a piece of duct tape during their search.
Keeley Coleman, a DNA analyst who works for Bode Technology, a private lab that helps the police, said in her statement on Monday that the hair sample came from Vallow Daybell. Coleman was sent a sample of hair, which he then checked for the police.
Coleman said that the hair sample was checked against the DNA of Vallow Daybell, Tylee Ryan, and Melanie Gibb, who used to be a friend of Vallow Daybell.
Coleman said that most of the DNA samples they test in criminal cases are only part of a full profile. When evidence gets old, it usually leaves behind only a partial sample, which is missing part of the DNA makeup.
In her statement last week, Idaho State Police Forensic Biologist Katherine Dace said that she took a hair sample from the duct tape that was on JJ’s body and sent it to a lab.
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