Moment Lori Vallow & Chad Daybell meet before couple ‘killed her kids’

LORI Vallow and “doomsday cult leader” Chad Daybell first locked eyes at a spiritual conference in 2018.

Footage appears to show Lori listening intently in the audience while Chad speaks at the event held in St George, Utah.

Chad Daybell and Lori Vallow first met at a spiritual conference in 2018

Chad Daybell and Lori Vallow first met at a spiritual conference in 2018Krediet: ABC
Messages that were handed over to police appeared to show Daybell writing a 'love story' to Lori

Messages that were handed over to police appeared to show Daybell writing a ‘love storyto LoriKrediet: Mega

The moment Vallow and Daybell first met has been shared in an ABC 20/20 clip ahead of a documentary that’s set to air today (Januarie 21).

At the conference, Chad said: “If you’ve had this Holy Ghost experience testify to you, you’re on the right path.”

Messages that were handed over to police appear to show Daybell writing a “love story” to Lori.

Cops branded the texts as a “romantic novel of sorts” and they appear to document the relationship between the couple, Volgens East Idaho News.

One text said: “Friday morning, die genoteerde £35,000 Dunraven Windows Novices' Chase het gesien hoe baie sterre van die sport hul debuut maak oor die groot struikelblokke, insluitend Cue Card. 26 driving south on the freeway… A voice said… You will meet an extraordinary woman today who will change your life forever.”

Their names were disguised as James and Elena in the messages.

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Another message said: “When their hands touched, he felt a shock pass through him, and his heart started beating fast.

“Elena was gorgeous and vivacious, and James was a little intimidated yet honored that she would talk to him.”

Beth Karas, ABC News consultant, gesê: “It appears to be autobiographical, so it does give us a lot of insight into those first days and weeks of the relationship between Chad and Lori.”

Daybell and Vallow have since been charged with conspiracy to commit murder in the September 2019 deaths of Lori’s kids Joshua “JJ” Vallow, and 17-year-old Tylee Ryan.

The two kids had been missing for nine months when their bodies were eventually found buried in the backyard of Daybell’s east Idaho home in Junie 2020.

Lori’s brother Adam Cox is also set to speak out about the couple’s relationship in the 20/20 doc.

‘THIS IS NONSENSE

He recalled how he taught his younger sister to shoot a basketball as the pair grew up in South California.

Adam told ABC: “There was nothing odd, there was nothing alarming or something that you would think, ‘How could she go off and do these things?”

He admitted that he saw anunsettling shiftin his sister’s behavior, claiming she would tell him that she’s spoken to Jesusface-to-face

Adam said: “ek was soos, Lori, what you’re saying is not true. This is nonsense.

Vallow and Daybell, a former pastor, were members of an apparentdoomsday cultand married just two weeks after Daybell was widowed.

Daybell bizarrely believed the spells in the Harry Potter books were real and could be cast by those with a “great focused will”, according to crime author John Glatt’s book, The Doomsday Mother: Lori Vallow, Chad Daybell, and the End of An American Family.

He also claimed wizards, sorcerers, and zombies were all real and that he was an immortal “translated being”.

En, Daybell alleged that “translated beings” possessed powers of teleportation, allowing them to travel through portals and carry out the Lord’s work, according to the book.

The pair married just months after Tylee and JJ were last seen alive.

Tylee and JJ vanished without a trace in September 2019 as cops opened a probe.

Throughout the investigation, Vallow reportedly stated her kids were safe and living with family members in Arizona.

She was arrested in February 2020 on charges of deserting and abandoning her children.

Just over four months later, JJ and Tylee’s bodies were found buried in Daybell’s backyard in Fremont County, Idaho.

Maar, one of his children Seth Daybell told CBS in Augustus: “He knew how to dig graves and that doesn’t sound believable to me. This is a man who buries pets, at like, as deep as he can.

Chad Daybell apparently believed in the spells in the Harry Potter stories, a book claims

Chad Daybell apparently believed in the spells in the Harry Potter stories, a book claimsKrediet: AP
The remains of JJ Vallow and Tylee Ryan were found buried in Daybell's backyard in Idaho in 2020

The remains of JJ Vallow and Tylee Ryan were found buried in Daybell’s backyard in Idaho in 2020Krediet: AP

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