Today, we are acknowledging a hard-won victory in the pursuit of justice. As you may know, we have followed the case of Lori Vallow Daybell closely since the beginning, grappling with the heinousness of the crimes committed against Tylee Ryan, Joshua "JJ" Vallow, and Tammy Daybell.
Today, we can confirm that the Idaho jury has found Lori Vallow Daybell guilty of the murders of her two children and Tammy Daybell, marking the end of a three-year-long investigation that shocked us all with its disturbing narratives of zombie children, apocalyptic prophecies, and illicit affairs.
Vallow Daybell's manipulative power games have ended in her facing justice. While the defense tried to paint her as a protective mother swayed by a cult leader, the prosecution successfully argued her as a woman driven by money, power, and sex, who saw her children and Tammy Daybell as obstacles in her path.
The evidence presented was both heartbreaking and horrifying - from the tragic testimonies of her surviving son to the chilling reports of how the bodies of the children were discovered. The disturbing details surrounding the deaths of Tylee and JJ, as well as Tammy Daybell, have left us all aghast, and our hearts go out to their loved ones.
While we celebrate this step towards justice, we acknowledge that there is still a long road ahead. Vallow Daybell's fifth husband, Chad Daybell, still faces trial, and Lori herself faces up to life in prison at sentencing.
While this verdict cannot bring back Tylee, JJ, and Tammy, we hope it provides some solace to those who loved them, and serves as a reminder that justice can and will be served. We will continue to stand with the victims, and will be watching as the remaining proceedings unfold.
Thank you to the diligent prosecutors, investigators, and jury members who tirelessly sought justice for Tylee, JJ, and Tammy. We appreciate your commitment to the truth.
Let's remember Tylee and JJ, who were taken from this world far too early, and Tammy, who deserved so much better. And let's use their memory as fuel to continue advocating for children and victims of abuse everywhere.
With heavy hearts but renewed resolve.