BOISE, Idaho - Since cameras are not allowed inside the Boise, Idaho courtroom during the trial of Lori Vallow, the Arizona mother accused of killing her kids, the court in Ada County has made audio recordings of proceedings available.
Lori was once known as an all-American mother and a devout Mormon. How did this persona transform into a murder suspect?
Left: Tylee Ryan & JJ Vallow (Getty) Right: Lori Vallow
She's facing two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of her kids JJ Vallow and Tylee Ryan, followed by two more counts of conspiracy to commit the murders of her children. Prosecutors will also argue that she conspired with her husband, Daybell, in the murder of his first wife Tammy Daybell.
The official start of the trial began April 10 after a week of jury selection.
We will add the files as they become available throughout the trial.
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May 11: Defense pins Lori Vallow as a victim of Chad Daybell's teachings
Lori Vallow painted as a victim by her defense - full audio (May 11)
The prosecution's closing arguments started similar to what we heard in opening statements: the motives of this case are "money, power, and sex." Lead prosecutor Rob Wood said Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell's affair set off events leading to three murders - the victims JJ Vallow, Tylee Ryan, and Tammy Daybell -- and Lori was the leader in all of this with a plan.
May 9: Idaho AG lead investigator testifies
Lori Vallow trial: Full audio of testimony from Idaho AG lead investigator
May 9 marked the 25th day of the trial for the so-called 'Doomsday Mom,' a woman who is accused of murdering two of her children, as being accused of conspiring to kill the wife of her current husband, Chad Daybell. On this day, Idaho Attorney General's Office lead investigator Nicholas Edwards took the stand as the final witness for the prosecution. Edwards, who assisted in the investigation into the death of Chad Daybell's ex-wife, Tammy, testified about texts between Lori and Chad, saying Tammy had two life insurance policies that both paid out to Chad. This is the full audio from today's trial proceedings.
May 8: ‘Death percentages’ detailed by former FBI special agent | Parts 1 & 2
Lori Vallow trial: Full audio detailing text messages by former FBI | Part 1
Lori Vallow trial: Full audio detailing text messages by former FBI | Part 2
May 5: Romantic texts with Chad Daybell
May 4: Lori Vallow trial: Officer testifies against so-called 'Doomsday Mom'
Lori Vallow trial: Gilbert officer testifies
On May 4, which marked the 22nd day of Lori Vallow's murder trial, a Gibert police officer who led an investigation into the attempted murder of Brandon Boudreaux took the stand. Boudreaux is the nephew-in-law of the so-called 'Doomsday Mom.' FOX 10's Justin Lum reports.
May 2: Lori Vallow Trial: Full audio of testimonies from Chad Daybell's neighbors
Lori Vallow Trial: Full audio of testimonies from Chad Daybell's neighbors
Tuesday, May 2 marked the 20th day of Lori Vallow's murder trial. The so-called 'Doomsday Mom' is accused of killing two of her children: JJ Vallow and Tylee Ryan. In today's trial proceedings, neighbors of Vallow's current husband, Chad Daybell, took the stand, and one of the testimonies would lead to a curveball in the trial.
May 2: Full audio of podcast featuring so-called 'Doomsday Mom' Podcast audio featuring Lori Vallow
May 1: Reported moments before Tammy Daybell's death revealed
Full audio: Lori Vallow's hair found on duct tape wrapped around dead son, JJ (May 1)
A piece of Lori Vallow's hair was apparently stuck to a piece of duct tape wrapped around her murdered 7-year-old son's body, a witness testified Monday, according to local reports. "The partial DNA profile matched the DNA profile provided for Lori Vallow Daybell." Utah’s chief medical examiner, Dr. Erik Christensen, and the senior DNA analyst with Bode Technology, Keeley Coleman, FBI special agent Ricky Wright took the stand – retracing the steps of another alleged co-conspirator, Lori’s late brother Alex.
April 28: New details on death of Tammy Daybell
Lori Vallow trial: Full audio of new details on death of Tammy Daybell (April 28)
Week 4 of the Lori Vallow murder trial wrapped up April 28 in Boise, Idaho. The prosecution continues to lay out its case, saying Vallow murdered her two children and conspired to kill her new husband's former wife, Tammy Daybell.
April 27: Tammy Daybell's sister testifies, more graphic evidence
April 26: Causes of death revealed for JJ Vallow & Tylee Ryan
Lori Vallow trial: Full audio of JJ & Tylee's cause of death testimonies (April 26)
Disclaimer: These details are extremely graphic. We are learning more about JJ Vallow's death and his big sister Tylee Ryan's. Dr. Garth Warren, who did the autopsies, took the stand on April 26. Warren is the Ada County coroner and chief forensic pathologist.
April 25: Lori's sister's phone call to her in jail
Lori Vallow trial: Full audio of her sister's testimony + Idaho detective & FBI (April 25)
Just two weeks after the devastating discoveries of JJ and Tylee, Summer Shiflet got a request from Lori in jail for her to call her sister. The confrontation is intense as Summer can’t fathom how Lori and Chad celebrated on a beach in Hawaii when JJ and Tylee were buried in the ground. In this April 25's courtroom audio, you will hear from Nick Ballance, an FBI special agent who is continuing his testimony from April 24, from Summer Shiflet, Lori Vallow's sister, Rick Schmitt, a retired Rexburg Police detective and Steve Daniels, an FBI special agent.
Full audio: Lori Vallow & her sister Summer Shiflet's jail phone call
On day 15 of the Lori Vallow murder trial, an important witness took the stand. You can imagine the emotional moments as Summer Shiflet took the stand and testified against her own sister Lori.
April 24: Detective, FBI testimonies
Lori Vallow trial: Full audio of detective, FBI testimonies (April 24)
The trial for Lori Vallow, the so-called "Doomsday mom," continues in Idaho on April 24. Monday marks the fourth week of the murder trial, and a detective for the Idaho Police Department returned to the stand. In this courtroom audio, you will hear from Rexburg Police Det. David Stubbs and FBI tactical analyst Nicole Heideman special agent Nick Ballance.
April 20: Witnesses take the stand, body cam audio
Lori Vallow trial: Full audio of body cam, several witness testimonies (April 20)
Several witnesses took the stand on Thursday. Four are law enforcement and we're also hearing audio from police body cameras.
April 19: FBI, Idaho, Arizona investigators testify
Lori Vallow trial: Full audio of FBI, Idaho, Arizona investigators & former friend (April 19)
On April 19, Idaho and Arizona law enforcement officials testified, as well as an FBI accountant. The prosecution questioned more witnesses about Lori's finances and transactions. The state has presented money as one of her motives in this triple murder case.
April 18: Lori Vallow's son, Colby Ryan, testifies
Lori Vallow trial: Full audio of her only living child, Colby Ryan, testifying (April 18)
There was tension in the courtroom during the Lori Vallow trial on April 18, as the only living child of the so-called "Doomsday Mom" took the stand. Colby Ryan is the older half brother of Tylee Ryan and JJ Vallow. He told prosecution how Vallow would not tell him where the family moved to. He said he would text his sister Tylee, but the responses didn't sound like her style of talking. The court also heard from two more witnesses: A special agent with social security that helped investigate, detailing how Lori allegedly collected benefits on behalf of her kids months after the murders.
'You ripped my heart out': Recorded call with Lori Vallow and only living child Colby Ryan
During day 11 of the Lori Vallow trial, the Arizona mother accused of killing her kids and husband's late wife, a phone call was replayed back to the courtroom between Lori and her only living child, Colby Ryan. We've spoken to Colby Ryan multiple times during the coverage of this case. He's the older half-brother of Tylee Ryan and JJ Vallow who was adopted into the family.
April 14: Zulema Pastenes testifies
Lori Vallow trial: Full audio of Zulema Pastenes' testimony, Alex Cox's widow (April 14)
On Friday, April 14, disturbing testimony was heard from another key witness in the Lori Vallow trial. We’re seeing how strong the ties are to Arizona based on the evidence presented. This is the full audio. Zulema Pastenes, the widow of Lori's late brother Alex, took the stand and described more teachings and bizarre beliefs about grading light and dark spirits.
April 13: Melanie Gibb, Arizona detective testify
Lori Vallow trial: Full audio of testimonies from Melanie Gibb, Chandler detective (April 13)
On April 13, a former best friend of Lori Vallow, along with a detective with Chandler Police, took the stand in Vallows murder trial. During her testimony, Melanie Gibb described how Vallows religious beliefs eventually led to her future husband, Chad Daybell. Vallow is accused of murdering her two children after moving them from Arizona to Rexbug, ID. Trial proceedings on April 12 were shortened, after one of the lead prosecutors had a death in the family.
April 12: Law enforcement takes the stand
Lori Vallow trial: Full audio of Idaho law enforcement testimonies (April 12)
Three witnesses took the stand, all of them representing different law enforcement agencies in Idaho. Vallow is accused of murdering her two children after moving them from Arizona to Rexburg.
April 11: Graphic testimonies heard
Lori Vallow trial: Full audio of graphic testimonies (April 11)
Warning for viewers, what was seen and heard was extremely graphic. Lori sat in court with her arms crossed, looking away from the projector screen on April 11. Two days into the official start of the trial. Photos were shown of JJ Vallow wrapped in duct tape across his arms and his head with a plastic bag that had to be cut off.
April 10: Opening statements
Lori Vallow trial: Full audio of opening statements (April 10)
Lori Vallow and her defense sat on the left side of the courtroom facing the judge at a 90-degree angle during the first official day of the trial in Boise, Idaho on April 10. FOX 10's Justin Lum was in the second row right behind the sketch artist, with a clear view of Lori.
Murder, Money & the End of Days. Why investigators believe religion, greed and an affair led an all-American mom on a trail of death. This is the Lori Vallow story. FOX 10’s Justin Lum walks us through the crucial timeline on the eve of Vallow’s trial.