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New audio reveals what Lori Vallow Daybell told police when they started asking questions

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Lori Vallow Daybell (Photo: Madison County)

Prosecutors played a body camera video in court on Monday, revealing what Lori Vallow Daybell told Rexburg police when they started asking questions about her missing son.

“That’s why we’re concerned because this was kind of weird,” an officer said after knocking on her door.

Daybell said:

It is very weird. I’ve had to move around a lot. One of my brothers is trying to kill me. Not the brother that lives here, obviously. He’s kind of my protector. My other brother was in with my husband, who was trying to kill me for my $2 million life insurance policy.”

Daybell said she wasn’t happy that a $1 million life insurance payout went to her husband’s sister, Kay Woodcock, who’s also the grandmother of 7-year-old JJ Vallow.

“She’s putting up court stuff, you know, like she’s documenting, ‘I haven’t heard from him in all this time,’” Daybell told police, “and so I’ve told her that he’s mine.”

The remains of the boy and his sister 17-year-old Tylee Ryan were later found on her husband’s property.

The judge allowed only the audio to be recorded by cameras in the courtroom.

Among her questions: “Why are police coming to my door?”

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