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Idaho rests case in Chad Daybell trial

May 16, 2024, 11:50 AM | Updated: 4:13 pm

Chad Daybell appears during a court hearing in St. Anthony, Idaho, Aug. 4, 2020. On the first day o...

FILE - Chad Daybell appears during a court hearing in St. Anthony, Idaho, Aug. 4, 2020. (John Roark/The Idaho Post-Register via Associated Press)

(John Roark/The Idaho Post-Register via Associated Press)

Listen at 5:15 p.m.👇  on Thursday, we’ll speak with the news director of East Idaho News, Nate Eaton, for insight.

 

BOISE, Idaho — Prosecutors in Idaho have rested their case against Chad Daybell, the Deseret News’ Emma Pitts reported live from the courtroom on Thursday.

Read: KSL NewsRadio’s coverage of the Chad Daybell case

The state of Idaho charged Daybell with the first-degree murder of his late wife Tammy Daybell. He also faces first-degree murder charges for the deaths of Lori Vallow Daybell’s children, Tylee Ryan and JJ Vallow.

Daybell is currently married to Vallow Daybell. In 2022, a jury convicted Vallow Daybell of murdering her children and conspiring to murder Tammy Daybell.

The state decided to rest after spending the morning with its last witness, Canyon County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Doug Hart.

Hart previously worked as an agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation and investigated the disappearances of Tylee and JJ starting in November 2019.

Pitts reported from the courtroom that Hart’s testimony focused on messages sent from Daybell and Vallow Daybell before and after Tammy Daybell and the children’s deaths.

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Idaho rests case in Chad Daybell trial