Idaho man Chad Daybell on trial for 'doomsday plot' killings

Idaho man Chad Daybell on trial for 'doomsday plot' killings
Idaho man Chad Daybell on trial for 'doomsday plot' killings

We show you our most important and recent visitors news details Idaho man Chad Daybell on trial for 'doomsday plot' killings in the following article

Hind Al Soulia - Riyadh - WASHINGTON — Sex, money and "power" led an Idaho man to murder his first wife and two of his second wife's children in a "doomsday plot", prosecutors have alleged.

Chad Daybell is accused of killing ex-wife Tammy Daybell, as well as Joshua "JJ" Vallow, 7, and Tylee Ryan, 16.

The children's mother, Lori Vallow Daybell, was sentenced to life in prison for their murders last year.

Daybell, 55, faces the death penalty if convicted. He has pleaded not guilty.

At the start of Daybell's trial on Wednesday, prosecutors said that he and Ms Vallow believed her children were "dark spirits" and "zombies" and murdered them in 2019, approximately a year after the pair met at a religious event.

Prosecutors claimed the two were having an affair together and came to view Mrs Daybell as a potential obstacle.

"When he had a chance at what he considered his rightful destiny, he made sure that no person, no law would stand in his way," prosecutor Rob Wood said.

"His desire for sex, money and power led him to pursue those ambitions and this pursuit led to the deaths of his wife and Lori's two innocent children."

After a long search, the remains of the children were found buried on Daybell's property in June 2020.

One of the children had been dismembered and burned, while the other was bound.

Mrs Daybell died of asphyxiation in October 2019, 17 days before Daybell married Ms Vallow at a ceremony in Hawaii.

Wood said that jurors will be shown "extended text messages to reveal his mindset and his motivations".

The attorney defending Daybell, John Prior, said expert witnesses would testify that his client's DNA was never found on the children's remains.

Instead, he sought to shift blame to Ms Vallow's brother, Alex Cox, who died in 2019. At the time of his death, police were investigating an incident in which Cox shot dead his sister's fourth husband, Charles Vallow.

"Whenever there was a problem or threat, you will hear testimony that Alex Cox came to the rescue," Prior said, adding that Cox's DNA was found on a piece of plastic alongside one of the children's remains.

Additionally, Prior claimed there was no evidence to suggest that Mrs Daybell's death was the result of foul play.

Daybell has also been charged with conspiracy to commit murder and faces insurance fraud charges stemming from life insurance policies he had taken out.

The judge in the case, Steve Boyce, sentenced Ms Vallow to three consecutive life terms without the possibility of parole in July 2023.

The trial is expected to last approximately nine weeks. — BBC


These were the details of the news Idaho man Chad Daybell on trial for 'doomsday plot' killings for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.

It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at Saudi Gazette and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.

PREV Biden: What’s happening in Gaza is not genocide
NEXT Top French university loses funding over pro-Palestinian protests

Author Information

I am Joshua Kelly and I focus on breaking news stories and ensuring we (“Al-KhaleejToday.NET”) offer timely reporting on some of the most recent stories released through market wires about “Services” sector. I have formerly spent over 3 years as a trader in U.S. Stock Market and is now semi-stepped down. I work on a full time basis for Al-KhaleejToday.NET specializing in quicker moving active shares with a short term view on investment opportunities and trends. Address: 838 Emily Drive Hampton, SC 29924, USA Phone: (+1) 803-887-5567 Email: [email protected]