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Live updates: Lori Vallow jury selection for triple murder trial continues into third day

A video screengrab shows Lori Vallow Daybell.

Lori Vallow Daybell smiled in court several times during an Aug. 16, 2022 pretrial hearing. (Image via Law&Crime Network)

The triple murder trial for Lori Vallow Daybell, 49, a “doomsday cult”-connected mother of two dead children and two dead ex-husbands continues with a third day of jury selection on Wednesday.

Vallow and her fifth and current husband, Chad Daybell, 54, stand accused of murder over the 2019 deaths of Joshua “JJ” Vallow, 7, and Tylee Ashlyn Ryan, 17. The children disappeared on different dates in September of that year. Vallow was initially arrested in Hawaii in February 2020 on charges of child desertion. Daybell was arrested later that year after the children’s bodies were found buried at his property. The two defendants were indicted for the murder of Vallow’s children and Daybell’s first wife, Tammy Daybell, 49, in May 2021. Initially being prosecuted as husband-and-wife co-defendants, the couple’s cases were recently severed and will be tried separately.

The goal for jury selection in the case is to obtain 12 jurors and six alternates. The trial is being overseen by Seventh District Judge Steven Boyce, who explained to potential jurors on Monday that the case is expected to last as long as eight weeks.

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Law&Crime correspondent Gigi McKelvey will provide rolling updates as the case progresses Wednesday and throughout the trial:

6:05 P.M. – Brand New Courtroom Sketches

A sketch from the courtroom appears to show Lori Vallow Daybell wiping away a tear (Courtroom Sketch Artist).

This image from the courtroom show ‘Doomsday Cult’ mom talking with her attorney, R. James Archibald (Courtroom Sketch Artist).

5:30 P.M. – Lori’s Behavior This Afternoon


4:30 P.M. – Charges, Graphic Photos & Being Fair

3:00 P.M. – Trial & Time Commitment


1:30 P.M. – Last Morning Juror

12:00 p.M. – Media Coverage Of The Case

10:30 A.M. – Lori’s Behavior This Morning

9:00 A.M. – Jury Selection Continues

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