VALLOW DAYBELL CASE

Chad Daybell daughter says her mother’s health was declining before she died

May 20, 2024, 5:10 PM | Updated: 5:21 pm

one of chad daybell and tammy daybell's children, daughter Emma Murray takes the stand...

Chad Daybell's daughter Emma Murray takes the stand as the defense in the Chad Daybell murder trial began presenting its case Monday. (Judge Steven W. Boyce via YouTube)

(Judge Steven W. Boyce via YouTube)

BOISE — Eager spectators in the Chad Daybell murder trial packed the court Monday fuller than it has been in the six weeks of trial so far, spilling into the hallways where they sat playing the livestream of the testimony on their phones and eating boxed lunches, all in anticipation of what Daybell’s children would say.

The crowds continued to occupy the fourth floor throughout the day, transforming the quiet county building into a kind of dishevelled emergency shelter for murder trial spectators.

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The defense began presenting its case with its first two witnesses, Chad Daybell’s children Emma Murray and Garth Daybell.

Emma Murray worked with her mother, Tammy Daybell, at the same elementary school and lived nearby with her husband. Garth Daybell, visibly nervous and self-described as “pretty shy,” wore a similar haircut, shirt and tie as his father, with a sweater over top. He lived in the house with his parents when his mother died.

The testimony covered a wide range of topics Monday, peppered by objections from state prosecutors.

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Chad Daybell daughter says her mother’s health was declining before she died