An Idaho decide on Tuesday ordered “cult mother” Lori Vallow Daybell dedicated to a mental health facility to undergo therapy before a choice is made on whether or not she’s mentally match to stand trial for allegedly killing her two kids, a report mentioned.
Vallow will probably be turned over to the state’s Division of Health and Welfare for up to 90 days for therapy to “restore her competency,” EastIdahoNews.com reported.
If her therapy is profitable, court docket proceedings in her case will resume as beforehand scheduled, in accordance to the report. If not, the pause in proceedings will proceed for up to 180 days, the report mentioned.
Vallow was ordered dedicated by District Judge Steven Boyce, who wrote that she “does lack (the) capability to make knowledgeable selections about therapy.”
The decide added, nevertheless, that “the defendant isn’t dangerously mentally unwell.”
Vallow and her husband, Chad Daybell, had been indicted on homicide expenses in Might within the deaths of her two kids, 17-year-old Tylee Ryan and 7-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow.
Chad was additionally charged with the loss of life of his ex-wife, Tammy Daybell, who was beforehand mentioned to have died in her sleep.
A grand jury in Idaho indicted the couple for homicide and conspiracy to commit homicide for the deaths of the children. They may face life in jail if convicted.
As a part of conspiracy expenses towards the pair — who’re members of the doomsday cult Getting ready a Individuals — prosecutors wrote that they espoused and taught “spiritual beliefs” with the aim of “justifying” the children’ deaths.
The pair additionally texted each other about “loss of life percentages” for Tammy and JJ, and mentioned Chad’s ex-wife was in “limbo” and “possessed by a spirit named Voila,” prosecutors allege within the paperwork.
Police discovered the decomposing stays of JJ and Tylee final June, buried in a pet cemetery on Chad’s property in Rexburg, Idaho.