Lori Vallow laughed and joked about her estranged husband during a police interview hours after he was killed by his brother, in newly released footage that also shows their late daughter, Tylee Ryan.
Police in Arizona released a slew of evidence from their investigation into the 2019 murder of Ms. Vallow’s fourth husband, Charles Vallow.
Mr Vallow, 62, was shot to death by Ms Vallow’s brother Alex Cox after an argument in July 2019, and his death was ruled a homicide by the Arizona coroner last week.
Mr Cox claimed he fired in self-defense, and died of natural causes in 2019 before charges could be filed.
Ms Valo has been charged with conspiracy in connection with the death of her late husband.
Months after the video was taken, she and her fifth husband, Chad Daybell, were also charged with the murders of their two children, Tilly, 17, and JJ Ryan, 7.
They went missing in September 2019, and their bodies were found buried at Mr Daybell’s Idaho estate in June 2020.
In new video released this week by the Chandler Police Department, Ms Vallow tells a detective that she was seeking a divorce from her husband of 14 years.
“I don’t like him, and that’s how it is,” says Ms. Vallow.
She said that Mr Vallow had taken the side of her younger child, JJ, a special needs student, and often fought with her older daughter, Tilly.
On the night Mr. Vallow died, Ms. Vallow got into a fight with him at his rented house in Phoenix. His daughter, Tilly, came out of her room with a baseball bat and told her to “leave your mother alone”.
“Then my brother heard the whole movement… My brother grabbed him from behind,” she said.
“They’re battling on the ground or whatever.”
Ms Vallow later said she was trying to walk away from her husband when she heard a gunshot, and then saw him lying on the ground.
In video footage of Tilley’s interview, she said that her stepfather “just looked like a crazy person”.
“Screaming and like his face was beet red, he looked like really crazy. I remember when he took the bat off me I looked at his face for a second and to be honest it didn’t even look like him , he just looked like pure anger, like he was just looking at red.”
Lori Vallow is accused of conspiring with her brother Alex Cox to kill Charles Vallow.
She and her husband, alleged “Doomsday cultist” Chad Daybell, are also accused of murdering Ms. Vallow’s two children, JJ and Tilley. Mr Daybell is separately charged with the murder of his wife Tammy Daybell in 2019.
Chad Daybell also ran a publishing company and wrote books that focused on the “end times” of the Bible and the theology of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Prosecutors in Idaho are planning to seek the death penalty against Daybell.
Ms. Vallow has been deemed unfit to stand trial and is confined to a psychiatric facility.
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