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Chad Daybell trial: First day of jury deliberations ends without a verdict

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) - UPDATE: The first day of jury deliberations has ended without a verdict.

PREVIOUS STORY: The fate of Chad Daybell is in the hands of a jury. Closing arguments concluded late Wednesday afternoon in the Chad Daybell murder trial.


Fremont County prosecutor Lindsay Blake took nearly 3 hours to convince the jury Chad Daybell is guilty of first-degree murder, insurance fraud, and conspiracy to commit murder and grand theft in connection with the deaths of his late wife Tammy Daybell, 7-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow, and 16-year-old Tylee Ryan. 

Defense lawyer, John Prior, presented his case for nearly 90 minutes.

The prosecution will get a chance to rebut before it is given to the jury to deliberate.

His current wife, Lori Vallow-Daybell, was found guilty of similar charges in May 2023. She received a life sentence without parole for the killings.

Prosecutors said they will seek the death penalty if Chad Daybell is convicted.

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

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