Former Arizona resident and mother convicted of murdering her two children, Lori Vallow, will soon return to Arizona to face new murder charges.
On Wednesday, an extradition warrant signed by Idaho Gov. Brad Little was finalized to bring Vallow, who is currently serving a life sentence in an Idaho prison for murdering her two youngest children, to Arizona. She is facing charges of conspiring to kill her estranged husband as well as her niece’s ex-husband.
Gov. Katie Hobbs made the request in August and at this point there has been no formal date set for the transport of Vallow to Maricopa County. Vallow has not yet entered a plea on the Arizona charges.
Vallow has been indicted in two separate cases in Arizona. One case in Chandler in which prosecutors believe in July of 2019 she conspired with her brother, Alex Cox, to murder her fourth husband, Charles Vallow.
At the time Lori Vallow lived in Chandler with her children, 7-year-old JJ Vallow and then-16-year-old Tylee Ryan. At the time Vallow was estranged from her husband Charles. In Lori Vallow’s divorce filings she wrote that she was a goddess sent to lead in the Biblical apocalypse. Investigators believe Lori Vallow wanted her husband dead so she could collect $1 million in life insurance money and marry Chad Daybell. At the time of Charles Vallow death, prosecutors believe the scene was set up to make it look as if Lori’s husband Charles was a threat and Lori’s brother Alex Cox shot him in self-defense.
There is also an indictment out of Gilbert in which Vallow is accused of scheming to kill her niece’s ex-husband, Brandon Boudreaux. In October 2019 Boudreaux was recently divorced from Lori Vallow’s niece. Gilbert police reports detail that Cox was driving his Jeep in his neighborhood when he shot at. The bullet missed him. It is believed that Lori enlisted her brother Alex Cox to shoot Boudreaux. Cox died a month later of natural causes.
A few months after the death of Lori’s estranged husband Charles Vallow, she moved her two children to Idaho to be closer to her then-boyfriend, Chad Daybell. It is believed at that point Vallow and Daybell plotted and planned to remove all obstacle in their life together.
Shortly after her move to Idaho, Chad Daybell’s then-wife, Tammy Daybell, died of what was initially believed to be natural causes. Authorities were suspicious when Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell were married just two weeks after the sudden death of his wife. Report show that it was later determined Tammy Daybell died of asphyxiated.
Lori Vallow’s two children had also disappearred and their extended family had grown suspicious and worried about the missing children. Vallow created a confusion of lies and stories as to where the children were, all while ignoring law enforcement to report for questioning. After Vallow and Daybell’s bizarre action and lack of response or concern for the missing two juveniles, police eventually intervened and their bodies were later found buried on Chad Daybell’s property.
In May of 2023, Lori Vallow was found guilty of murdering her two children Tylee Ryan and J.J. Vallow, in addition to conspiracy to murder Tammy Daybell. She was sentenced to life in prison and taken to the Idaho Department of Corrections to serve her sentence. Chad Daybell has pleaded not guilty and is awaiting trial in the murders of the two children and his late wife.