AZ Family reporter Amy Cutler interviewed G&K attorney Josh Fisher for the news outlet’s coverage of the Vallow Daybell death penalty case. Josh provided legal insight on the nuances of death penalty cases in Arizona, including the phases of a capital murder case, the timing for a speedy trial, and whether the court might join or severe a case with two defendants charged of the same crime.
This tragic case involves multiple jurisdictions and felony charges and is the subject of a 2022 Netflix docuseries, Sins of Our Mother. Lori Vallow Daybell and husband Chad Daybell are facing death penalty charges for the murder of Vallow Daybell’s two minor children, Tylee and J.J., who disappeared in September 2019 and were found in June 2020 buried on Chad’s property in Idaho. Lori also faces charges in Arizona for conspiracy to commit murder in the July 2019 death of her previous husband, Charles Vallow, killed in Gilbert, Arizona by Vallow Daybell’s now-deceased brother. Chad Daybell faces similar charges in Idaho for the murder of his previous wife, Tammy Daybell, who died under suspicious circumstances in October 2019.