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Lori Vallow - "Preparing a People" Cult Murder Trial Stays Wild
Friend "Gibb" testimony confirms fantastical lack of logic in three deaths
Lori Vallow Daybell lost her mind at some point, but it’s not clear when. Last year I covered the indictment briefly in an overview of the story here. It started when Chad Daybell and Lori Vallow decided to start a cult. It was called Preparing a People. But the details involve multiple unsolved murders, child neglect and fantastical thinking. Not surprising since it involves a religious cult.
As the trial continues more
Chad Daybell — whose trial date has not been set — is charged with the first-degree murder of Tammy Daybell, (his wife) JJ and Tylee (Vallow’s two children). He is also charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree murder in the children’s deaths. The Daybells have pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Gibb was a friend who new Lori and a trial witness this week and she stated:
Daybell began calling people who had dark spirits “zombies,” eventually believing that Tylee and JJ were zombies. Gibb said the last time she saw JJ was when Vallow Daybell began calling JJ a zombie.
Gibb said Vallow Daybell told her that JJ was climbing on the fridge and cabinets and said things like, “I love Stan.” Gibb said Thursday that JJ’s behavior seemed normal for a 7-year-old boy who had been diagnosed with autism.
“As soon as (people) started questioning her or thought something suspicious was going on — all of a sudden, that person became a zombie,” Gibb said.
“I was wondering what happened,” Gibb asked Vallow Daybell.
“I had to move him somewhere else because of her actions,” Vallow Daybell responded, referring to Kay Woodcock.
“Is JJ safe?” Gibb asked.
“He is safe and happy,” Vallow Daybell responded.
“I believed that you have been very deceived by Satan,” Gibb told the Daybells. “I believed that he has tricked you.”
Chad Daybell and Lori Daybell were both married at the time they met, while members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, meeting first in 2018 at a church function.
Gibb also said that the Daybells believed they were leaders of the 144,000 — which is a reference to the people in the Book of Revelations who would be saved during the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.
Gibb also stated "“That was not the lord’s will for them to get a divorce,” Gibb said. She added that Chad Daybell believed he’d be penalized for getting a divorce and would lose his standing with God.
The Idaho trial is in progress and has been in preparation for a year. Vallow’s mental state has been called into question multiple times throughout the trial, it will be interesting to see how this goes.
Religious cults continue to be a breeding ground for those who have unsteady thinking, and those who are downright nuts. Notice a lot of them focus on the book of Revelations from the bible, a very popular set of verses for many extremists. How sad. How predictable.
The idea that killing someone is preferable, rather than divorce in God's view helps illustrate the senseless mayhem which runs rampant the magical thinking in religion. Beliefs can be made up and shifted to meet personal needs.
Recently watching Waco: American Apocalypse brings home how any portion of the bible can be used to form ridiculous doctrines and control people’s entire lives. In fact, it is clearer than ever, religion attracts people who want to lead people over a cliff and that kids and adult lives alike mean absolutely nothing to the dictators who nestle into leading their followers.
I highly recommend the Waco documentary, and encourage all who have never been involved in a cult to stop being involved in being entertained by cults, but instead join the effort of prevention.
Coercion happens and clearly in the Vallow (and soon Daybell) case we have only just started to see how the perfect wrong attraction led to three innocent’s deaths fueled by religious madness, and in the case of Waco and the Branch Davidians, 80 almost 100 innocent deaths resulted. Why? Because one guy decided he was so f*cking holy, #becauseJesus.
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