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Chad Daybell Trial continues Tuesday


UPDATE Tuesday, April 16, 11 a.m.: Testimony continued Tuesday morning with Nicole Heideman, an FBI Tactical Specialist.

Heideman focused on emails, internet searches, and phone calls made by Chad Daybell, Alex Cox, and Lori Vallow Daybell. She said they had many different phones and different aliases while using them.

Prosecutor Lindsey Blake called Detective Nathan Duncan with the Chandler Police Department homicide unit.

He responded to the shooting of Charles Vallow on July 11, 2019.

Alex Cox made the 911 call, reporting that he had shot his brother-in-law, Charles Vallow, in self-defense.
Duncan testified about how the body of Charles Vallow was found. Vallow had been shot in the lower left quadrant of his body.  An additional wound was found in his chest and two more wounds on his back.
Alex Cox told officers he shot Charles twice after Charles hit him in the head with a baseball bat. He said he tried to give Charles CPR. Detective Duncan disagreed.

Duncan also testified about emails and texts sent between Chad, Lori Alex and Alex’s wife Zulema. They talked about Dark Spirits and how they were possessing several people around Chad and Lori.

Linda Larsen is in the courtroom now and will bring us a full report tonight.

Tuesday's court hearing is expected to end around 3:30 p.m.

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) - It is week two of testimony in the trial of Chad Daybell.

Daybell is charged with conspiracy to commit murder and first-degree murder for the deaths of his first wife, Tammy, and two of Lori Vallow Daybell’s children, 7-year-old Joshua "JJ" Vallow and 16-year-old Tylee Ryan. He is also charged with grand theft and insurance fraud.

On Monday morning, Madison County Prosecuting Attorney, Rob Wood, called Vince Kaaiakamanu. Kaaiakamanu was an investigator with the Fremont County Sheriff's Office when Daybell was arrested and is currently the Chief Deputy for the Madison County Sheriff's Office.

Kaaiakamanu was called to testify about a phone call between Lori and Chad. Lori made the call from Madison County Jail on June 9, 2020, when police were searching Chad's property. He said Chad seemed nervous and told her they were searching on the property.

You can hear the call below.

Following Kaaiakamanu, Rexburg Detective Eric Wheeler took the stand. He was on the property when the children's bodies were found. He is also the one who arrested Chad Daybell when he tried to drive off during the search.

The prosecution questioned Wheeler about digging in the fire pit for Tyler’s remains and about a conversation between Chad and his daughter Emma that took place after Chad had been arrested and was waiting in the back of Wheeler's police car.

A video recording was played the conversation for the jury to hear.

Linda Larsen is covering the trial and will update us with live reports from Boise each evening.

You can view a timeline of events and all our past stories on Chad Daybell and Lori Vallow-Daybell HERE.

Monday's trial can be seen below.

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