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‘No Pets Or Children’: Chad Daybell’s Email To Hawaii Realtor Revealed At Lori Vallow Daybell's Trial
"Would the owners be interested in leasing this property to a clean couple with no pets or children?" Chad Daybell questioned in the email.
The correspondence, unveiled during the "doomsday cult" mom’s second week of trial, dates back to Nov. 8, 2019, mere weeks after the disappearances of Vallow Daybell’s two children, Joshua “JJ” Vallow, 7, and Tylee Ryan, 16.
In the email in question, sent to a Hawaii realtor, Daybell expressed interest in purchasing a property the couple had been eying after leaving Idaho. Notably, the one-time grave digger and religious author appeared to state the couple didn’t have any children.
"We are interested in seeing this property," Chad Daybell said in the 2019 email, per PEOPLE.com. "Would the owners be interested in leasing this property to a clean couple with no pets or children?"
Prosecutors displayed the email for jurors in the hopes it would help establish that Vallow Daybell and Daybell had known more about the two children’s disappearances and murders than they initially let on to investigators.
Vallow Daybell and Daybell are charged with the murders of Tylee Ryan and JJ Vallow, who were first reported missing in 2019. The siblings' decomposing bodies were discovered the following year on Daybell’s property. They’ve pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The pair had a deadly transfixion on starting a fresh life together, according to prosecutors. Officials have alleged that “money, power and sex,” as well as the couple’s extremist religious beliefs — which included apocalyptic conspiracies involving “zombies” — motivated Vallow Daybell and Daybell to commit the grisly murders.
Earlier this week, Vallow Daybell’s surviving son, Colby Ryan, took the stand to testify against his mother. He told the jury how at one point in time, he remembered Vallow Daybell being a decent mother, however, he testified that “she changed” after meeting Chad Daybell.
In one of the trial’s most dramatic moments, prosecutors played a jailhouse phone call between Vallow Daybell and her son following her arrest, in which Colby Ryan castigated his mother over the disappearances and deaths of JJ Vallow and Tylee Ryan.
The 27-year-old referred to Vallow Daybell as a “murderous mother.”
"My siblings, my whole family, my dad — everyone is gone except my mom and you're in jail because of it," Ryan told Vallow Daybell in the explosive call.
"I pray every day no matter how mad I am at you, no matter how bad I want to hit your husband in the face with a shovel, I pray for you, I pray for him. You ripped my heart out! You ripped everyone's heart out."
Vallow Daybell is also being tried for conspiring to murder Chad Daybell’s first wife Tammy Daybell.
She's charged in a separate case in Arizona, as well, related to conspiracy to commit murder charges in connection with the 2019 death of her ex-husband, Charles Vallow, who was shot dead by Vallow Daybell's brother, Alex Cox. Cox, who died of natural causes only months later, claimed he shot Vallow in self-defense and was never charged in the case.
If convicted in the slayings of her children, Vallow Daybell could spend the rest of her life in prison. She won’t face the death penalty if found guilty, per a judge’s pre-trial ruling. Chad Daybell is expected to face trial separately. Court date information isn’t yet available for him.