Grand Jury Indictment Returned on Lori Vallow Daybell in Death of Charles Vallow, Estranged Husband

On June 24, 2021, a Maricopa County Grand Jury charged Lori N. Vallow with one count of Conspiracy to Commit First Degree Murder, a CLASS 1 FELONY Dangerous, in the death of Charles Vallow.

The indictment states, “Lori N. Vallow, on or about July 11, 2019, with the intent to promote or aid the commission of an offense, to-wit: First Degree Murder, agreed with Alexander Cox that at least one of them or another would engage in conduct constituting the offense of First Degree Murder.”

On July 11, 2019, Alexander Cox (Brother of Lori Vallow) called 911 and reported that he had shot and killed his brother-in-law, Charles Vallow. Charles Vallow died at the scene of the shooting. Vallow was fatally shot about two years before she was indicted in Idaho for murder in the death of her two children. Alexander Cox died in December of 2019.

“Complex, difficult cases of this nature take time to properly investigate and solve. I appreciate the tremendous number of hours the dedicated officers of the Chandler Police Department have invested, and my office is equally committed to bringing those responsible for Charles Vallow’s death to justice” stated County Attorney Allister Adel.

As with any charged crime, the County Attorney’s Office is committed to ensuring the due process rights of a defendant, while ensuring the rights of victims are protected and those who commit crimes are held accountable for their actions.

Vallow Daybell and Daybell were each indicted by an Idaho grand jury on charges of conspiracy, murder and grand theft in connection with the deaths of Vallow Daybell’s two youngest children, 7-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow and 17-year-old Tylee Ryan. The children were missing for many months starting in 2019 until last year when authorities found their bodies buried on Chad Daybell’s property.

In addition, Chad Daybell has been charged with one count of murder and insurance fraud in connection with the death of his late wife, Tammy Daybell, who died just weeks before his marriage to Lori.

If convicted in Idaho, the Daybells could face life in prison or the death penalty.


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