Idaho Woman Found Guilty of Murdering her Children and Husband’s Ex-Wife
A court jury in Idaho has found a 49-year-old woman guilty of murdering her two children, aged 7 and 16, and her husband’s ex-wife, Tammy Daybell. Wallow Daybell was also found guilty of continuing to receive child benefits by failing to report the children’s deaths. Her husband, Chad Daybell, who pleaded not guilty, will face a separate trial.
The presiding judge, Steven Boyce, has stated that Wallow Daybell is expected to be sentenced to life in prison and will receive her sentence in three months. Prosecutors Rob Wood and Lindsey Blake have expressed their satisfaction with the jury’s decision and thanked them for their service.
The bodies of Wallow Daybell’s children were found buried in the backyard of her Fremont County home in June 2020. Local media reports that Wallow Daybell married her new husband, Chad Daybell, in 2019, shortly after their children disappeared. The couple is said to be members of an “extremely religious” Doomsday Sect.
The tragic story of the Daybell family was featured in a Netflix crime documentary last year, drawing attention to the case from audiences worldwide. The verdict marks a sad end to the story of the Daybell family, and we hope justice can be served for the victims and their surviving family members.