Doomsday cult mom Lori Vallow, who is currently facing murder charges in Idaho for the deaths of her two children, has now been indicted for planning her ex-husband’s murder.
On Tuesday, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office in Arizona announced that a grand jury has charged Vallow with one count of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder in the death of her fourth husband, Charles Vallow, who was fatally shot in 2019.
The indictment alleges that Vallow had “agreed” with her brother, Alexander Cox, “at least one of them or another” would kill Charles Vallow.
Charles, 62, was gunned down by Cox on July 11, 2019.
At the time, an argument between Charles and Vallow and Cox escalated, and Charles was reportedly shot twice in the chest after he had hit Cox in the head with a baseball bat.
According to prosecutors, Cox called 911 to report that he had shot his brother-in-law, who died at the scene.
Cox died in December 2019 from natural causes.
“Complex, difficult cases of this nature take time to properly investigate and solve,” Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel said in a statement on Tuesday.
“I appreciate the tremendous number of hours the dedicated officers of the Chandler Police Department have invested, and my office is equally committed to bringing those responsible for Charles Vallow’s death to justice.”
This latest charge comes weeks after Vallow was declared unfit for trial in the murder of her son, Joshua “J.J.” Vallow, 7, and daughter Tylee Ryan, 17.
Vallow and her fifth husband, Chad Daybell, who were devout believers in doomsday prophecies, are both charged in her children’s murders.
The kids’ remains were found last year, buried in an alleged pet cemetery at Daybell’s Idaho home.
Vallow had allegedly told a friend the children were infected with evil spirits.
Daybell, who was also charged in connection with the death of his ex-wife, Tammy, has pleaded not guilty on his charges earlier this month.
Vallow was ordered to get mental help before a judge decides if the case should proceed. She was recently committed to an Idaho Department of Health and Welfare mental facility where officials will determine whether she is competent to proceed to trial.