Jurors Hear Jailhouse Phone Call Between Lori Vallow Daybell And Son: ‘You Ripped My Heart Out’
Lori Vallow Daybell is charged with murdering her daughter and adopted son, as well as her husband's ex-wife.
Madison County Jail

Jurors deciding the fate of Lori Vallow Daybell, the Idaho mom accused of killing her two children and fifth husband’s first wife, on Tuesday heard a jailhouse phone call between the accused murderer and her surviving son.

The call, which was recorded in 2020 between Vallow Daybell and her oldest son Colby Ryan from her first marriage, involved accusations from Colby that his mother killed his siblings.

“You murdered my siblings!” Colby said, according to Insider. “I thought I could trust you, I thought that you were a completely different person.”

“I’m sorry you feel that way,” Vallow Daybell replied.

Colby also told Vallow Daybell that he wished he could bash her husband, Chad Daybell, “in the face with a shovel.”

Chad Daybell faces trial later this year for the murder of Vallow Daybell’s daughter Tylee and her adopted son J.J., as well as his ex-wife Tammy.

Vallow Daybell also said during the call that “Tylee and J.J., they know exactly what happened,” adding: “They love me and we will be together forever.”

Colby began yelling at his mother about her husband, Chad, who wrote apocalyptic novels.

“Chad Daybell came into your life and everything changed,” Colby could be heard shouting. “Why are you following Chad Daybell down the rabbit hole?”


Colby took the stand on Tuesday to testify against his mother, telling the jury about Vallow Daybell’s insurance policies on her ex-husbands Joseph Ryan (Colby and Tylee’s father), and Charles Vallow, who was reportedly shot to death by Vallow Daybell’s deceased brother, who claimed self-defense. Colby also testified that he received messages from his younger sister after she disappeared. The messages, he said, didn’t sound like they were from Tylee.

On the jailhouse phone call, Colby mentioned those messages and expressed his feelings to his mother.

“I was deceived and I was broken by my own mother,” he said, according to Insider. “I can’t tell you the amount of pain I have felt.”

“I feel like I could die,” Colby added. “You ripped my heart out.”

Vallow Daybell was once a traditional Mormon, but after meeting Chad, the Idaho mother’s religious views became dark and disturbing, according to Melanie Gibb, a former friend of Vallow Daybell. She testified last week that Lori believed people fell within a scale ranging from “light” to “dark,” who either “signed contracts” with Jesus Christ or Satan.

Vallow Daybell told Gibb in September 2019 that her son had become “dark,” Gibb testified, according to People Magazine. Vallow Daybell reportedly told Gibb that Tylee had become “dark” earlier in the year.

“She let me know that J.J. now had an evil spirit in him,” Gibb testified on Thursday. “She learned it the day before.”

Just two months after Vallow Daybell said J.J. had gone “dark,” the children disappeared and were never seen alive again.

Gibb also testified that Vallow Daybell told her J.J., who was autistic, had become more “difficult” and had allegedly said “I love Satan.”

Lori and Chad are both charged with murdering Vallow Daybell’s children as well as Chad’s ex-wife Tammy.

The pair was charged on May 25, 2021, but the trial is just getting started, 12 News reported. Fremont County Prosecuting Attorney Lindsey Blake opened the state’s case by saying it was all about “money, power, and sex” for Vallow.

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