An Idaho jury within the murder trial of “Doomsday Mother” Lori Vallow Daybell will start deliberating whether or not she murdered her two youngsters after either side delivered closing arguments Thursday afternoon.
The court docket handed the case over to jurors simply after 2 p.m. after each the prosecution and the protection tried one final time to sway them, KUTV reported.
The prosecutor mentioned the case was about “cash, energy and intercourse” and painted Vallow Daybell as a manipulative lady who deliberate to kill her youngsters.
Her protection legal professional mentioned she was a great mom who was deceived by her husband Chad Daybell and blinded by her love for him.
Vallow Daybell, 49, is going through 9 counts together with first-degree homicide, conspiracy to commit first-degree homicide, grand theft by deception and insurance coverage fraud for the September 2019 deaths of her youngsters Tylee Ryan, 16, and Joshua “JJ” Vallow, 7.
The kids had been discovered buried in Daybell’s yard.
She can also be accused of enjoying a job within the homicide of Daybell’s late spouse Tammy Daybell, who died the next month.
Madison County prosecutor Rob Wooden mentioned the mother repeatedly lied about the whereabouts of her children after others observed they had been lacking when each had been really buried in shallow graves in Daybell’s Idaho property.
Wooden once more confirmed the jurors graphic photos of the youngsters’s stays which had been unearthed in June 2020.
Tylee’s physique was burned so severely, health workers had been unable to find out a reason for demise whereas JJ was suffocated, thrown right into a black bag and buried in Daybell’s pet cemetery “like a chunk of trash,” Wooden mentioned.
He mentioned Vallow Daybell manipulated Daybell with intercourse to assist her kill her youngsters to be able to begin a brand new life collectively with out “obstacles,” in keeping with their textual content exchanges.
Nevertheless, her protection legal professional Jim Archibold mentioned Daybell, the writer of apocalyptic writings, was the one who manipulated Vallow Daybell in his closing arguments, in keeping with a neighborhood outlet.
Archibold questioned why Vallow Daybell would have employed a babysitter for JJ or enrolled him at school if she had been planning to kill him every week later and identified that she didn’t take out life insurance coverage insurance policies on the youngsters. He mentioned she lied solely to guard Daybell.
“The one factor that is smart to me is that she didn’t have a plan,” Archibald mentioned. “She wished to be with Chad. They had been clearly having an affair…However there was no plan by Lori to kill her youngsters.”
Daybell can be tried on comparable prices for the youngsters’s murders at a later date.
In an try to dispel the notion that his consumer’s hair being discovered on a chunk of duct tape used to wrap JJ’s physique up was a smoking gun, Archibald mentioned a mom’s hair is commonly discovered on their youngsters.
“I might hope that your hair” is in your youngsters’ pajamas, socks, and blankets, he mentioned, in keeping with KUTV.
The jury’s verdict can be live-streamed on the court docket’s YouTube channel as soon as the jury involves a choice, Choose Steven Boyce introduced earlier this week.