‘Cult Mom’ Trial: Doomsday Cult ‘Murderer’ Chad Daybell Thanked Lori Vallow’s Killer Brother in a Bizarre ‘Blessing’

On Thursday, Idaho prosecutors submitted a phone call in which Lori Vallow Daybell’s husband, Chad Daybell, reportedly gave her brother, Alex Cox, a patriarchial blessing following the 2019 murders of her two children.

During the 15-minute recording, Daybell was heard telling Cox that he was a “great warrior” who was “selected to help protect your sister.” Daybell also mentions that his soul is cleansed, according to KJZZ.

Daybell allegedly told Cox, “You have already assisted us in ways that cannot be repaid…you had to go to great depths to achieve great heights.”

Cox died of natural causes in 2019, the same year Vallow Daybell’s son and daughter, J.J. Vallow, 7, and Tylee Ryan, 16, disappeared. Nine months later, the two children’s remains were reportedly discovered buried on Daybell’s property.

Vallow Daybell is currently on trial for her children’s murders and for killing Daybell’s first wife, which also occurred in 2019. Daybell is facing the same charges and will stand trial separately.

Vallow Daybell is also charged in Arizona with conspiring to kill her fourth husband, Charles Vallow, who Cox reportedly fatally shot in 2019.

When the children’s bodies were discovered, Ryan was reportedly dismembered and burned and her remains were located near a burn pit, while J.J. was in a plastic bag that was wrapped in plastic. His face, arms, wrists, and feet were wrapped with duct tape.

Vallow Daybell said she was with Melanie Gibb, David Warwick, or her husband when her son and daughter died in her brother’s apartment in Rexburg, Idaho. Vallow Daybell allegedly said she was at her residence, also in Rexburg.

Vallow Daybell claimed she was in Hawaii when Tammy Daybell was killed at her husband’s home in Salem, Idaho. Vallow Daybell stated she was with two other people at the time.

Vallow Daybell — who is believed to have been involved in a so-called doomsday cult  — allegedly told a friend that her children had become zombies and the only way to exorcise their bodies of evil spirits was to kill them.

Vallow Daybell underwent psychiatric treatment twice before she was deemed fit to stand trial. She is not facing the death penalty. Cameras are not allowed in the courtroom per a court order.

The trial continues. 

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[Featured image: Alex Cox with Tylee Ryan and JJ Vallow]