The former, late husband of Idaho mother Lori Vallow is seen in recently released police bodycam footage talking about the sudden, dramatic change in his marriage, months before he was fatally shot.
“Good Morning America” obtained police bodycam footage taken outside Vallow’s Arizona home in January 2019, in which Charles Vallow shares his concerns about his wife’s sudden change in demeanor and the impact it has had on his previously happy marriage. It is not clear from the report why police were called to the home, but Charles Vallow indicates in the video that he fears for his life.
In the conversation with Gilbert police, Charles is heard saying that he and Lori used to have a great marriage, but that in the last month or so “it just blew up.”
Charles tells police that Lori had threatened his life, purportedly saying, “‘I will kill you because you’re not Charles, and nobody will care’.” He further explains to a police officer that Lori no longer believes he is her husband, but rather a man by the name of Nick of Mick Schneider. Charles says in the video that he has no idea who Schneider is.
Charles also tells police that Lori has been acting erratically and withdrawing large amounts of cash from their bank accounts. Watch the full video here:
.@ABC NEWS EXCLUSIVE: New video of late husband’s warning to police about mom of missing kids. @JujuChangABC has more. https://t.co/bzHRi56bnF pic.twitter.com/FFhmIxr5eO
— Good Morning America (@GMA) May 19, 2020
In July 2019, Vallow’s brother Alex Cox fatally shot Charles Vallow at Lori’s home in Gilbert, claiming self-defense. Cox was never charged in connection to Charles’s death, and died himself in December of natural causes.
Lori Vallow’s two children, 17-year-old Tylee Ryan and 7-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow, have not been seen since September. After refusing for months to cooperate with the police investigation into their disappearance, Vallow is now in an Idaho jail facing felony charges of child desertion.
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