'Doomsday couple' appear in US court to face murder charges
Lori Vallow, 47, and her husband, Chad Daybell, 52, are accused of murdering two of Vallow's children.
Chad Daybell is the self-published author of several apocalyptic novels and the couple's "religious beliefs" are cited in the indictment as a factor in the murders.
Vallow's children, Tylee Ryan, 16, and JJ Vallow, 7, were last seen alive in September 2019.
Vallow and Daybell never reported to the authorities that the children were missing, and their bodies were found in June of last year on property owned by Daybell in Idaho.
Daybell and Vallow are also accused of conspiring to murder Daybell's ex-wife, Tammy, 49, in October 2019, two weeks before they moved to Hawaii, where they got married.
Tammy Daybell's death had previously been ruled to be due to natural causes.
Vallow and Daybell could face the death penalty or life in prison if convicted. They appeared in court on Wednesday via Zoom.