‘Cult Mom’ Trial: Lori Vallow Exchanged Salacious Texts With Chad Daybell Days After Her Husband’s Slaying

On Monday, the court was shown text messages that suggest Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell were in a sexual relationship a week after her husband’s slaying in July 2019 and months before his wife’s murder in October 2019.

Chad Daybell wrote to Lori Vallow on July 18, 2019, “Just grab me by the storm and I will follow you to the end of the universe.” Retired FBI agent Doug Hart testified that “storm” was a reference to Chad Daybell’s genitals, according to KTVB.

During that exchange, the pair reportedly discussed when they would meet up again for another rendezvous.

“This trip to Utah had a lot of finality to it. I was told extreme changes are coming to me and to Utah,” Chad Daybell wrote, according to East Idaho News.

On July 21, 2019, Chad Daybell allegedly texted Lori Vallow that she was a “goddess” and they had “sexual chemistry.” Hart explained that messages sent at that time suggested the pair had a plan for their relationship to “progress” despite Chad Daybell being married, KTVB reported.

The alleged conversations occurred a week after Lori Vallow’s fourth husband, Charles Vallow, was fatally shot by her brother, Alex Cox, in Arizona. Lori Vallow has been charged in connection with his murder. Cox died, reportedly of natural causes, in December 2019.

Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell are charged with killing Tylee Ryan, J.J. Vallow, and Tammy Daybell. Ryan and J.J. are Lori Vallow’s two children who vanished in September 2019. Tammy, who was Chad Daybell’s wife, died under suspicious circumstances in October 2019.

Lori Vallow is currently standing trial for the three slayings. Chad Daybell will be tried at a later date.

Lori Vallow’s children were missing for nine months before their remains were discovered on Chad Daybell’s property in June 2020. J.J.’s body was reportedly found in a plastic bag that was wrapped in plastic. His face, arms, wrists, and feet were wrapped with duct tape. Ryan’s burned remains were on the property, though her entire body was not intact.

Prior testimony revealed that J.J. was suffocated with a plastic bag and duct tape. Ryan’s cause of death was undetermined due to the condition of her remains.

Lori Vallow has 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. She allegedly said she was at her residence, also in Rexburg. She claimed she was in Hawaii when Tammy was killed at her husband’s home in Salem, Idaho. She stated she was with two other people at the time.

Lori Vallow — 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.

The trial continues.

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[Featured image: Lori and Charles Vallow/Facebook]