Trial judge nixes possible death penalty for Lori Vallow

Lori Vallow smiled in court several times during an Aug. 16, 2022 pretrial hearing. (Law&Crime Network)

The triple murder trial of “doomsday cult” mom Lori Vallow, 49, will not have the highest stakes possible in the US legal system. The judge overseeing the case just took the death penalty off the table.

During a Tuesday morning hearing in St. Anthony, Idaho, Seventh District Judge Steven Boyce agreed to a defense request to exclude death as a potential punishment should Vallow be convicted, according to East Idaho News reporter Rett Nelson.

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