Lori Vallow has been charged in Arizona with conspiring to murder a fourth person
An Arizona grand jury has indicted Lori Vallow, the so-called “doomsday mom” who was recently convicted of the 2019 murders of two of her children and her husband’s first wife, in the attempted murder of her niece’s former husband in October 2019 .
The February indictment was quashed after an Idaho jury found Vallow guilty on May 12 of the September 2019 murders of seven-year-old JJ Vallow and 17-year-old Tylee Ryan, committing himself to the murders of the two children and the first Wife of her husband Chad Daybell, Tammy Daybell, in October 2019.
Authorities in Gilbert, Arizona, believe Vallow conspired with her brother Alex Cox to shoot and shoot her niece’s ex-husband, Brandon Bordeaux, on October 2, 2019, just weeks before Tammy’s death FOX 10 Phoenix first reported.
Bordeaux, who testified against Vallow in the Idaho murder trial, told investigators that someone in a gray Jeep Wrangler parked in his driveway tried to shoot him as he was driving home from the gym that morning, according to FOX 10
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Video footage obtained by investigators appears to show Vallow and Cox loading a tire onto the back of a gray Jeep Wrangler.
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Bordeaux testified that his wife, Melanie Gibb, was close to Vallow and looked at her like a mother figure. Vallow invited Gibb to religious fireside chats, to which Bordeaux was not invited. FOX 10s Justin Lum reported from the Ada County courtroom last month.
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Little did Bordauex know at the time that the alleged attempt on his life would be one in a series of bizarre murders and attempted murders involving Vallow and Chad Daybell across Arizona and Idaho, where she was living with Daybell in 2019 prior to her marriage and arrest.
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The couple first met at a Preparing a People conference in 2018 and shared a belief that they were married in a past life. They also believed that people emit spirits, light or dark — sometimes so dark that certain people could be considered zombies, Vallow prosecutor Lindsey Blake said at the Vallow murder trial, according to Lum.
The murders began in July 2019 when Alex Cox allegedly shot at Lori Vallow’s ex-husband, Charles Vallow, dies in Arizona calling for self-defense. Two months later in September 2019, Tylee and JJ went missing for months. Cox died later that same year in December 2019 from an apparent blood clot.
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On Oct. 9, 2019, a masked gunman showed up outside Tammy Daybell’s home as she was returning home from work and fired multiple times, Blake said at Vallow’s trial, according to Lum. Ten days after the initial attack, on October 19, 2019, Tammy died of asphyxia, although a coroner initially listed cardiac arrest as the cause of death.
Blake argued that Vallow would have done anything to get Tammy Daybell out of the picture and have Chad Daybell “all to himself,” Lum reported.
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Bordeaux alerted police to the death of Tammy Abell and also alerted them to the disappearance of JJ and Tylee.
Vallow and Chad Daybell married in Hawaii in November 2019, while Vallow’s two children are still missing.
In June 2020, investigators found the bodies of JJ and Tylee buried at Chad Daybell’s property in Rexburg, Idaho. JJ had been wrapped in plastic and was choking on a plastic bag placed over his dead. As prosecutors revealed to Tylee during the trial, it is unclear how Tylee died as her body was dismembered and the remains cremated before she was buried.
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Authorities arrested Vallow in February 2020 in Hawaii and Daybell in June 2020 in Idaho.
The couple were charged in late May 2021 on multiple counts, each of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and grand theft by deception, and first-degree murder in connection with the deaths of Tylee, JJ and Tammy Daybell, officials announced at the time. Arizona officials In June 2021, Vallow was also charged with the July 2019 murder of her ex-husband, Charles Vallow.