Lori Vallow Daybell to face murder conspiracy charge in death of husband

Jun 29, 2021, 4:12 PM | Updated: Apr 3, 2023, 5:48 pm

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Lori Vallow Daybell, who faces murder charges in the deaths of two children in Idaho, now faces a charge of conspiracy to commit murder out of Arizona in the death of her fourth husband. 

The conspiracy involving the husband of Lori Vallow

A grand jury indicted Lori Vallow Daybell in the death of Charles Vallow in July 2019. The charge, conspiracy to commit murder, alleges Lori Vallow conspired with her brother, Alex Cox, to kill her then-husband. 

According to a news release from the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, Cox called 911 on July 11, 2019 to report he shot and killed Charles Vallow, who died at the scene. Cox himself died in November 2019. 

Death, a wedding, and two missing kids

Lori Vallow Daybell married Chad Daybell in Hawaii on Nov. 5, 2019. At that time, Lori Vallow Daybell’s children, Tylee Ryan, 16, and JJ Vallow, 7, had not been seen since September. Their bodies were found on property belonging to Chad Daybell in July 2020. Earlier this year, prosecutors filed murder charges against both Daybells related to the deaths of the children. 

Shortly afterward, an Idaho judge found Lori Vallow Daybell unfit to stand trial and the justice system transferred her to a mental health facility. 

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Arizona prosecutors argue the conspiracy unfolded when Lori Vallow Daybell made an agreement with her brother “that at least one of them or another would engage in conduct constituting the offense of First Degree Murder,” according to the indictment. 

Conspiracy to commit first-degree murder is a class 1 felony under Arizona law. 

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