Few cases have captured the interest and attention as much as the Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell case. In November 2019, a welfare check on two missing children led to a multiple state investigation and the eventual uncovering of three dead adults and a trial of lies, deception and extreme religious beliefs. Then, on June 9, 2019, the missing children were found – murdered. Two adults are currently in custody awaiting criminal charges of tampering with evidence and concealing bodies. Murder charges are anticipated. In this episode, Dr. Joni Johnston takes a look at this case from a forensic psychologist’s perspective, talking about what diagnoses a forensic expert would consider and whether or not an insanity plea is available or likely.
Image: Rexburg Police Department; Madison County Sheriff’s Office