Chad Daybell sentenced to death by a jury

BOISE, Idaho – After a day and a half of deliberation, an Idaho jury sentenced Chad Daybell to death after previously convicting him of the murders of Tammy Daybell, Tylee Ryan and JJ Vallow.

As previously reported, the jury deliberated all day Friday on whether or not Daybell would receive the death penalty. This followed a hearing in which prosecutors argued that the crimes committed were “particularly heinous”.

Several family members of the victims gave statements during the hearing, discussing the impact their deaths had on them.

According to the verdict form read out by the clerk, the jury unanimously found that the murders “exhibited exceptional depravity” and that Daybell posed a continuing threat to the public.

Under Idaho law, whenever the state chooses to retain the death penalty, especially for capital crimes such as murder, the same jury that convicted the suspect decides whether or not he or she will be sentenced to death.

If they choose not to sentence them to death, the length of the prison sentence will be determined by the president.

Tylee Ryan and JJ Vallow’s mother, Lori Vallow Daybell, was previously convicted in Idaho for their murders. She now faces murder charges in Arizona for the death of her previous husband, Charles Vallow.