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Lori Vallow Daybell, An Idaho Mother, Has Been Found Unfit To Stand Trial For Her Children's Deaths.
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Lori Vallow Daybell, An Idaho Mother, Has Been Found Unfit To Stand Trial For Her Children's Deaths.


Following a psychological evaluation, a court ruled that an Idaho mother accused of murdering her two children with the assistance of her new husband is unfit to stand trial for murder.

Lori Vallow Daybell, who was indicted with her husband, Chad Daybell, on first-degree murder charges on Monday, was determined to be “not competent to proceed” following an assessment by a clinical psychologist, according to court documents obtained by local news outlets. Restorative treatment was recommended.

Her evaluation was ordered in March after the court questioned her "fitness to proceed." According to the ruling, the prosecution has objected to the evaluation's findings, and a future hearing on the issue will be scheduled.

The couple is accused of justifying the 2019 killings of JJ Vallow, 7, Tylee Ryan, 17, and Chad Daybell's first wife, Tammy Daybell, 49, with their religious beliefs, according to a nine-page indictment filed this week.

According to her family, the two have been dubbed the "doomsday" couple as a result of Chad Daybell's publications on the Christian belief of Christ's return to Earth and Vallow Daybell's shared belief in the topic.

Vallow Daybell's mental health had been called into question by her previous husband, Charles Vallow, who claimed in divorce papers that she needed psychiatric help, claiming she had lived numerous lives on other planets before her current life, according to The Associated Press.

Vallow Daybell's friend testified that the mother of two told her in 2019 that she believed her children had turned into zombies and that the only way to rid a person of a dark spirit was to kill them.

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