Police in Chandler, Arizona, want Lori Vallow to be prosecuted for the death of her former husband Charles Vallow, who Lori’s brother shot to death in July 2019.
According to ABC 15, the Chandler Police Department announced on Thursday that the department has recommended a conspiracy to commit first-degree murder charge to the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office following an investigation into Charles Vallow’s July 2019 death.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Vallow’s late brother Alex Cox fatally shot his brother-in-law after a reported confrontation at Vallow’s home, in which Cox said Charles Vallow came at him with a bat. Cox claimed he shot Chares in self-defense and was never criminally charged in Charles Vallow’s death. Cox died suddenly in December 2019 of what a medical examiner determined to be natural causes.
The news of the possible new charges against Vallow comes on the same day that Vallow was determined to be unfit to stand trial for the murders of her children, Tylee Ryan and J.J. Vallow; and on conspiracy charges for the presumed murder of her current husband’s former wife Tammy Daybell.
As previously reported, prosecutors indicated in an indictment filed this week that Alex Cox was involved in all three murders.
Chandler police did not comment on specific evidence that led them to submit the charge.
The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office told ABC 13 that the charge was under review.
Vallow and Daybell are expected to appear in court Wednesday at 11 a.m. Mountain Time.
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