The doomsday-obsessed mom charged in reference to the disappearance of her two children is simply making an attempt to maintain them secure from “individuals which can be making an attempt to hurt them,” her niece claimed in a brand new interview.
Melani Boudreaux advised KPHO-TV in Phoenix that she doesn’t know the whereabouts of Lori Vallow’s missing kids — 17-year-old Tylee Ryan and 7-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow — however expects to see them once more.
“I do know Lori wouldn’t ever do something to harm her children,” Boudreaux advised the station final week.
“I like all of them, and I do know she’s doing no matter she will be able to to maintain her children secure.”
Vallow, 46, stays jailed in Idaho on a $1 million bond on two felony counts of kid abandonment. She was arrested in January in Hawaii, the place she had fled together with her fifth husband, Chad Daybell, the creator of a number of religious-themed doomsday novels.
Each he and Vallow have reportedly been concerned in Getting ready a Folks, a bunch that promotes getting ready for the biblical finish instances.
Daybell, 51, who has not been charged within the case, insisted to ABC in March that the youngsters are secure — although they haven’t been seen since September.
Police in Rexburg, Idaho, have stated they worry the kids’s lives are in peril.
Boudreaux was dragged into the case in February when ex-husband, Brandon Boudreaux, accused her in divorce papers of being “concerned in a cult the place quite a few members, adults and youngsters alike have been being killed off like flies.”
He claimed she knew the place her missing cousins had been. She has denied any involvement within the case and hasn’t been charged.
Vallow’s personal ex-husband, Charles Vallow, accused her in divorce papers of believing she is a “god assigned to hold out the work of the 144,000 at Christ’s second coming in July 2020.”
He was shot useless by Lori’s brother, Alex Cox, throughout an altercation at Lori’s dwelling in Arizona in July. Cox claimed self-defense and was by no means charged earlier than being discovered useless in his dwelling in November, of a blood clot.
Following Charles’ dying, Vallow moved to Iowa for the “security” of her kids and due to “these threatening her,” stated Boudreaux, with out elaborating.
Boudreaux additionally moved to Idaho in November and stated she didn’t see her cousins, however noticed a few of their belongings.
“Lori says they’re secure and so they’re doing every little thing they will to maintain them from the individuals which can be making an attempt to hurt them,” Boudreaux stated.
“I consider them.”
Boudreaux stated her aunt has gone by way of “abuse and betrayal” and been “let down” by the court docket system.
Vallow may resist 14 years in jail for every depend of desertion of a kid, in line with CBS Information.