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Prosecutors drop bombshell revelation in Lori Vallow 'cult mom' murder trial

Prosecutors drop bombshell revelation in Lori Vallow 'cult mom' murder trial

Prosecutors in the murder trial of Lori Vallow, a woman accused of killing her two children, made a bombshell revelation in court on Wednesday. According to newly discovered evidence, Vallow's deceased brother, Alex Cox, had searched the internet for information on how to commit murder just months before he fatally shot Vallow's former husband, Charles Vallow, in 2019.

Cox's internet search history, which was found on his phone by investigators, included phrases such as "if you shoot someone in the chest what happens" and "can cops trace a bullet to a gun," according to prosecutor Rob Wood. The revelation came as Wood argued against a motion to dismiss charges against Vallow in the death of her children.

Vallow's two children, 7-year-old Joshua "JJ" Vallow and 17-year-old Tylee Ryan, were reported missing in September 2019. After an investigation, police discovered the remains of the children on property belonging to Vallow's new husband, Chad Daybell, in June 2020. Daybell and Vallow were arrested and charged with various crimes related to the deaths of the children and the disappearance of Vallow's former husband.

During the trial, prosecutors have painted a picture of Vallow and Daybell as members of a doomsday cult who believed they were prophets sent to prepare the world for the second coming of Christ. They allege that the couple viewed Vallow's children as obstacles to their mission and that they conspired to kill them.

Vallow's defense team has argued that she was mentally unfit to stand trial and that she was under the influence of Daybell. However, the prosecution has presented evidence that Vallow knew what she was doing and was actively involved in the murder plot.

The trial has garnered national attention, in part because of the bizarre nature of the case and the allegations of a cult. The case has also highlighted the issue of child abuse and neglect, as Vallow's children were reportedly subjected to abuse and neglect before their deaths.

The revelation about Cox's internet search history could be a significant blow to Vallow's defense. Cox, who died of unknown causes in December 2019, has been a key figure in the case. He was the one who shot Charles Vallow, and he also helped bury the bodies of Vallow's children.

The trial is expected to continue for several more weeks, and the prosecution is expected to call several more witnesses, including members of the alleged cult. If convicted, Vallow and Daybell could face the death penalty.

The case has drawn comparisons to another high-profile case involving a mother accused of killing her children, Susan Smith. Smith, who drowned her two young sons in a lake in 1994, initially claimed that the children had been kidnapped by a black man. The case became a national sensation, and Smith was eventually convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Like Smith, Vallow has been portrayed by some as a cold, calculating killer who was willing to sacrifice her own children for her own benefit. Others have seen her as a victim of a cult and a manipulative partner.

Whatever the outcome of the trial, the case is likely to have far-reaching implications for the way society views child abuse and neglect, as well as the way it views the influence of cults and other extremist groups.

 

Prosecutors in the murder trial of Lori Vallow, a woman accused of killing her two children, made a bombshell revelation in court on Wednesday. According to newly discovered evidence, Vallow's deceased brother, Alex Cox, had searched the internet for information on how to commit murder just months before he fatally shot Vallow's former husband, Charles Vallow, in 2019.

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