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LIVE UPDATES: Lori Vallow Daybell speaks before being sentenced to life in prison

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12:35 p.m. Judge tells Lori can appeal the sentence to the Idaho Supreme Court but it must be done within 42 days.

12:34 p.m. Lori also ordered to pay restitution and fines.

12:33 p.m. Three of the life sentences will run consecutively – meaning one after the other. The other two will be consurrent. Lori Vallow Daybell will never walk free again.

12:31 p.m. Grand theft charge – 5 years fixed, 5 years indeterminate.

12:30 p.m. All three conspiracy charges – life imprisonment, no parole on each.

12:29 p.m. Tylee murder – life, no parole. JJ murder – life no parole.

12:28 p.m. Boyce ready to pronounce sentence. Lori and her attorneys rise.

12:27 p.m. Boyce says Lori destroyed family relationships, took people away who were loved, cared for and needed. “You may not believe to this day that you’ve done anything wrong but I don’t believe a God in any religion would want to have this happened what happened here.”

12:25 p.m. “JJ and Tylee’s lives were cut way too short because of you … It is a loss for everyone that you took them away from this world. It is the most shocking thing I can imagine that a mother killed their own children and you simply have no remorse for it. There is no remorse for what you did.”

12:24 p.m. “Tammy Daybell was murdered as a result of your conspiracy. She was by all accounts a happy, healthy mother and wife and you were out shopping for wedding rings to marry her husband while she was still alive. You were planning a wedding. You haven’t shown any remorse for any of your actions.”

12:23 p.m. Boyce notes that during the trial when photos were shown of Lori and Chad in Hawaii while the kids were buried at Chad’s house, jurors showed disgust on their faces. Boyce says there are images he will never get out of his mind “and I was just looking at the pictures.”

12:22 p.m. Boyce tells Lori she used “blood money” to fund her lifestyle in Hawaii as police and the public were searching for her children. “You wanted to be excused and not have to watch the evidence and were fine to let everyone else in the courtroom – including the jurors – sit through that.”

12:20 p.m. “You came here from east Idaho where I’ve spent my life and came here from somewhere else to make your children disappear. You removed your children, alienated them from friends and family. You moved to Rexburg – a community where you could find 1,000 random families to take your children – and you brought them here to murder them. You had so many other options. You chose the most evil and destructive path possible. You killed those children to remove them as obstacles and profit financially. You justified all this to go down a bizarre religious rabbit hole and clearly you are still there.”

12:18 p.m. Boyce says he learned and saw all the facts with the jurors during Lori’s trial. “Having considered all the evidence I saw at trial, it’s been a difficult task for me to narrow down and articulate all the aggravating factors because there are so many here.”

12:16 p.m. Boyce says he will not comment on Chad as his trial has not happened yet. Boyce says typically people without a criminal history are often given probation or a chance to prove themselves. “You’ve been convicted of and committed the more serious crimes possible and those crimes deserve the most serious punishment.”

12:13 p.m. Boyce commends Lori for being a good inmate in the Madison County Jail. She has served over 1,000 days. He tells her she has been respectful of the court. “You do have mental health issues. I’ve dealt with those throughout the context of this case. I have reviewed those reports. The most current diagnosis the court has is from February of this year, which shows she suffers from delusion disorder with hyper religiosity and personality disorder.

12:11 p.m. Boyce explains the factors he considers in handing down a sentence including the likelihood to re-offend.

12:09 p.m. Boyce says he’s reviewed Idaho case law about whether Lori should go to prison and whether a long prison term would be appropriate.

12:07 p.m. Boyce says normally he would rely on other information from the PSI but she did not cooperate with the PSI investigator and intended to remain silent. She did not complete the packet or any court-ordered screenings. “That was your choice to not cooperate but it left me without additional information.”

12:05 p.m. Boyce says he has reviewed Lori’s criminal history. She has no prior criminal history but she has two additional charges pending in Arizona. “It is somewhat incredible in this case seeing you have gone from no criminal history in your life to first degree murder charges and additional counts in another state.”

12:04 p.m. Lori refers to Tammy as her “eternal” and “wonderful” friend.” She says they are resting in the arms of Jesus and looks forward to the day they are together in the arms of Jesus. Lori is done speaking.

12:03 p.m. Lori says Tylee and JJ have visited her. They have told her she did nothing wrong and they know she loves them. She says JJ visited her and was an adult spirit and was very very tall. “He is busy, he is engaged and he is happy where he is. JJ’s life was short but it was meaningful.”

12:01 p.m. Lori says Tylee is free of pain now and her daughter experienced painful health often. “I am the only person on this earth who knows how much Tylee suffered in her life,” Lori says as she starts to cry. “She had pain every single day. She never felt good. Her body did not work right.”

12:00 p.m. Lori says she is homesick for heaven and it is more wonderful than we can possibly imagine. “I do not fear death but I look forward to it.” Lori says she did not want to return to her body when she died while in labor with Tylee. “As I stood in heaven, I did not want to go back because I was peaceful and happy and home. But then I was told by Jesus that I needed to go back that I had covenanted or promised to do before I was born.”

11:58 a.m. Lori says she died while in labor in Tylee. She says because of that, she’s had many angelic visitors and she can visit the spirit world. She says she knows her children are happy and busy in the spirit world. “Because of communication with my friend Tammy Daybell, I know she is very happy and extremely busy.”

11:56 a.m. Lori: “Jesus knows me, and Jesus Understands me. I mourn with all of you who mourn my children and Tammy. Jesus Christ knows the truth. Jesus Christ knows no one was murdered in this case. Accidental deaths happened. Suicides happened. Fatal side effects of medications happened.”

11:55 a.m. Judge asks Lori if she wants to address the court. Lori says she wants to speak. She begins by quoting John 8:7 “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast the stone.”

11:53 a.m. Thomas: “What do we have to do by giving a woman in her 70s to go before a parole board and ask to be released? There’s not a guarantee she will be released but that hope will drive progress in this case. In summation, we need to heal in order to have peace. Peace comes through love. We ask the court to show mercy and look to the future. We ask the court for a 20 years fixed term plus life indeterminate for all five counts concurrent.”

11:51 a.m. Thomas says Lori can help other inmates, change her habits and have hope if he gives her the sentence they recommend. “We can’t bring JJ back. We can’t bring Tylee back. We can’t bring Tammy back. We can try and bring others up who go to prison to a higher level then they are when they went in. I think that’s important. I think that’s a testament to JJ and to Tylee and to Tammy. I think that gives them something to carry on in the future.”

11:50 a.m. Thomas says Lori’s hope will benefit society. “In our opinion, if you give her fixed life you will essentially throw her away. She has no incentive to rehabilitate. There is no incentive to her or anyone else. The punishment is final and all encompassing. If you give her hope, we protect society by keeping her behind bars well into her 70s.”

11:49 a.m. Thomas explains the options the court has in issuing the sentence. “We would ask the court to sentence Ms. Vallow Daybell to a 20 years fixed term with an interminate term of life.”

11:48 a.m. “We have saved the life of the defendant,” Thomas says before saying nobody should take credit or be blamed for that. “We saved her life and that is a win for all humanity.”

11:46 a.m. Thomas talking about hope before pivoting to the items the judge keeps in mind while issuing a sentence. “First degree murder is first degree murder and conspiracy carries the same punishment,” Thomas says. “How are we going to heal the pain and devastation of this case to hope?”

11:45 a.m. “She has redeeming values. Kay Woodcock sang her praises today – that Lori was a great mom,” Thomas says. “There’s a lot of confusion and misunderstanding about how this ultimately came to pass and that’s probably not going to change any time soon. There will be a lot of confusion and misunderstanding for a while.”

11:43 a.m. Thomas says Lori’s message is one of love and she’s a very misunderstood person. “People who truly know her know she’s about love. We didn’t always get along and our team has had a lot of misunderstandings. But Lori’s overarching theme is about love. She is very different than who she plays on tv. She’s smart, insightful, witty.”

11:42 a.m. Thomas talks about knowing what would have happened with JJ and Tylee and Tammy’s students. “But we need peace through the hurt and that peace will only come through love and compassion. I hope each person touched by this case can heal and find some semblance of peace again because this world needs peace.”

11:40 a.m. Thomas admits there is devastation and destruction surrounding this case. “My heart aches – as does the rest of our team – for the victims. People are hurt. That hurt can sometimes be manifested as hate. I think Lori Daybell is the most hated woman in America right now and maybe in the world. That hate will never bring closure to the victims.”

11:39 a.m. Thomas says one day he went to his wife after talking about being a public defender. His wife said: “I don’t think Jesus Christ was a prosecutor. He is our greatest advocate. And now I sit next to Lori Vallow.” Thomas says his message is one of peace, love, joy and hope.

11:37 a.m. John Thomas says 20 years he was sworn into the bar and took an oath to uphold the Constitution. He says the state needs to prove the burden of proof in cases. He says he used to be a prosecutor and is now a public defender.

11:31 a.m. We are back in the courtroom. Lori just walked in with the sound of her ankle shackles heard across the courtroom. Her defense team will now give their recommendations and then Lori could speak.

10:54 a.m. We will now take a morning break for 30 minutes.

10:52 a.m. Wood: “What does justice for JJ, Tylee and Tammy require? It requires this defendant never has a chance for freedom because her victims never had that. What is the value of a life? Thank you.” Wood is done.

10:51 a.m. Wood asks for $50,000 fines on each murder count – total $250,000. Wood says the state has essentially asked for the maximum sentence under law.

10:49 a.m. Wood asks that Lori pay a $5,000 fine to the next-of-kin of the victims. He asks for restitution to be paid to the Department of Treasury – the money stolen in Social Security from the US Government.

10:47 a.m. Wood recommends that Judge Boyce give Lori Daybell a fixed life sentence without parole on each of the murder charges – five total charges. Larry nods his head as Wood makes his recommendation. Wood asks Lori get 20 years for the grand theft charge.

10:45 a.m. Wood asks the judge to remember the victims. He quotes from the PSI report – “a mother is meant to defend her children however this mother has been found guilty of murdering her children.” The PSI recommends Lori go to prison.

10:44 a.m. Wood says the court cannot balance Chad’s actions versus Lori’s because Chad has not been found guilty at this point. He is presumed innocent.

10:43 a.m. Wood referencing Lori’s PSI. It states something to the effect that she will make a good transition to prison. Wood says, “That’s good because that’s where she needs to go.”

10:41 a.m. “The evidence is overwhelming that she did know right from wrong. She lied to police, family members and friends. Even their close friends who they shared some of these religious beliefs with. What does that tell us? It tells us Tylee and JJ didn’t die because their mom thought they were possessed. If she truly believed that, she would have preached it because she preached all the time. She didn’t tell anyone because she killed them for money.”

10:40 a.m. “Life without parole is the only punishment that matches what this defendant did.”

10:39 a.m. Wood says the effects of these crimes are ripples and ripples and ripples. “The punishment has to match the crime.” Tammy’s sister and aunt in tears.

10:38 a.m. Wood says in the eyes of the law, conspiracy to commit murder is equally as bad as murder. “It’s bad enough to steal someone’s spouse but this defendant” then conspired to kill her. “Tammy won’t get to spend time with her children. She missed her mother’s funeral.”

10:37 a.m. Wood says JJ must have been scared in his last minutes. “He will never get to grow up, he will never be able to reach his potential, he won’t spend time with family, friends and loved ones.”

10:36 a.m. “Tylee will never get to become a mother. She will never get to go to college or choose a career to satisfy her curiousity. She won’t get to travel the world, she won’t get to marry …. The impact of murder never ends so the defendant’s sentence must last.”

10:34 a.m. Wood talks about Tylee’s death. “We don’t even know how she died because her body was mutilated, dismembered and burnt beyond recognition. Her body was utterly destroyed and she was buried in a pet cemetery. Her skull was separated from her body.” The defendants put her body in a bucket that melted and was put on top of her skull in a pet cemetery.”

10:33 a.m. Wood says the sentence must be life without parole. “WE can’t ask Tylee, JJ and Tammy about the experience of their death. They’re gone. We can’t ask them what it felt like to be murdered. We can’t ask them about the impact of their last moments. We have to look at the evidence and glean what we can about the impact of their murders.”

10:32 a.m. “One thing that has been so shocking about these crimes is where it happened. Fremont and Madison Counties – a low crime area. She is not a Rexburg, Idaho mother. The sentence imposed today will send a message to the people in these communities – don’t come here and murder children.”

10:30 a.m. “Only a sentence of life without parole is acceptable,” Wood says. She says rehabilitation requires remorse and responsibility. “There is literally zero evidence that she has remorse or responsibility.”

10:28 a.m. “This defendant has proven by her actions that she is dangerous to society. In Idaho alone, she was involved in three murders within the space of six weeks. The court can acknowledge she faces two charges of conspiracy to commit murder in Maricopa County. This defendant violated the most sacred trust that exists in society and she did it for gain. She did it for money. A defendant who is willing to murder her own children is willing to murder anyone.

10:27 a.m. “The defendant had a right to silence. She did not have a right to disobey the order of the court to produce the bodies of her children.”

10:25 a.m. Wood presents a brief timeline of the case. Lori continues to look ahead or look down as the prosecutor speaks.

10:25 a.m. Wood talks about JJ. “He loved his family and friends and loved to travel.” Wood describes Tammy Daybell “loved her children intensely.”

10:24 a.m. Wood talking about Tylee. “She loved her brother, Hawaii and the beach. She had friends and family who loved her very much.” He talks about her Instagram account and how she was “intensely loyal to her own mother.” She was a typical mother who liked to have fun but was independent and responsible.

10:22 a.m. “The defendant placed a value of zero on these lives … We echo the sentiments made in the victim impact statements.”

10:21 a.m. Rob Wood will now give his recommendation. He starts with a question. “What is the value of a human life? What is the value of a 16-year-old girl with her life ahead of her? What is the value of a 7-year-old with special needs? What is the life of a grandmother and mother?”

10:20 a.m. Colby: “I’ve lost my entire family in life. I’ve watched everything crumble and be shredded to pieces. I have lost my sister, brother, father and mother. I have lost cousins and family, friends and everything in between. These murders have changed everyone’s life who loved these beautiful people. I pray for healing for everyone involved including those who took the lives of those we love. Thank you.”

10:18 a.m. Colby’s statement: “Tylee will never be able to have the life she deserves. JJ will never have the chance to grow up. My girls will never have the chance to know him in this life. My siblings and father deserve so much more than this. I want them to be remembered for who they were – not a headline.”

10:18 a.m. Kay says Lori will never be thought about again when she walks out of the door. Kay is finished. Returns to her seat. Rob Wood now reading a statement from Colby Ryan.

10:17 a.m. “We believe there should never be a reason for her to be released from prison. She should never be given what she so easily took from JJ, Tylee and Tammy.”

10:16 a.m. Kay quotes from Colby’s jail phone call with his mom where Lori says one day she will know what happened. Kay says now we know.

10:14 a.m. “Lori is a monster. She is a danger to society. Her body and manipulative mind are used for her selfish greed and satisfaction.” Kay begins to talk about mental illness and John Thomas objects. Boyce overrules the objection. Kay continues: “We firmly believe she has zero mental illness that led her to commit these heinous acts.”

10:13 a.m. Kay says during the time the kids were missing, it was “pure hell.” “The children were found in Chad Daybell’s backyard – buried like animals. Our worst fears were confirmed and we were destroyed.”

10:12 a.m. Kay describes trying to see JJ in the time between Charles was killed and the time JJ died. Kay says Lori only agreed for Kay to see JJ once.

10:10 a.m. “His materialistic, self-centered mother brutally stole his life from this world. She murdered and stole JJ’s dad from him … Next, she tried to sell Bailey, JJ’s cherished service dog. When caught, she was forced to give Bailey back to his original trainer.”

10:07 a.m. Kay now speaking about Tylee. “It warmed our hearts seeing her and JJ together. The love they had for each other is evident in the last photo they have with each other.” Kay referencing this photo in Yellowstone:

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10:06 a.m. Kay: “I will always have precious memories to cling to. Now memories are how I feel the love I so desperately miss.”

10:05 a.m. “JJ loved school, his friends and cousins … There are so many lives he has touched that all feel the immense pain and loss of him being gone. Not only was JJ smart, but he was also funny, content, compassionate and empathetic.”

10:02 a.m. Kay recalls making soup one day with JJ. He loved pouring in the ingredients. She says Lori always expressed appreciation that they gave her the greatest gift – JJ.

10:01 a.m. Kay breaks down sobbing as she describes a special connection with JJ. She says the adoption was final in 2014 and JJ moved in with Charles and Lori. They lived with a backyard on a golf course and JJ loved it – he could run anywhere and everywhere.

10 a.m. Kay describes that Lori was a caring mother and it’s “mindblowing” that a few years later she could take his life. “We loved every minute of raising him. That time was priceless.”

9:57 a.m. A photo of Lori’s reaction as Kay is speaking:

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9:56 a.m. Kay describes taking JJ home and knowing he was a special child. JJ cried and cried during his first bath at home. Kay remembers putting JJ on Larry’s chest and he slowly stopped crying until he fell asleep. This developed a pattern. “Larry jumped in feet first at 65 years old and did everything a new father should.”

9:54 a.m. Kay looks at Lori and says, “Lori, Todd (JJ’s dad) forgives you. I want to make sure you know that.” Lori does not look at Kay. She has not looked once at the podium where the victims are speaking.

9:53 a.m. Kay says she wants to talk about JJ and how he lived. He was born prematurely. He spent weeks fighting for his life. “He was tiny and fragile … in fact, I still have one of his tiny, preemie diapers. It fits in the palm of my hand.”

9:52 a.m. “She has shown no grief for the lives she took and the pain she caused. Today, I take the power back. I pray my words will assist you. My sincerest hope is they will seriously be contemplated.”

9:51 a.m. Kay explains how she learned about her brother’s murder. “This all began with greed. The greed for and desire for a $1 million life insurance policy. I would have given her the money. She could have let JJ and Tylee live and have $1 million. She could have been free to be Chad’s mistress and foot the bill with money from spilled blood. JJ and Tylee could have lived with us and had wonderful lives.” Kay breaks down crying.

9:50 a.m. Kay says Lori abandoned JJ so she could carry on her affair with Chad Daybell and profit from death. “I now realize what a nothing Chad Daybell is. A man with no ability to support anyone. A man who rode his wife’s coattails of success.”

9:49 a.m. “Today marks 1,481 days that have been filled with terror.” Kay explains that Charles was killed and Lori waited to tell Charles’s sons. “This was the beginning of her cruel campaign of terror.”

9:47 a.m. Kay expresses thanks for being able to speak. She starts reading a list of numbers. She says these are more than numbers but will make sense as she continues her statement. She says 80 days ago, the word “guilty” was read. She expresses thanks to the jury for their service.

9:46 a.m. Kay Woodcock will now address the court. Larry leans forward and whispers something in her ear before Kay stands up.

9:45 a.m. “I hope the life you live is full of fear. Just as Tylee lived her life.” Vicki says her granddaughter was a good friend of Tylee. “Her friend was savagely brutalized and murdered at her mother’s hands.” Vicki thanks law enforcement, FBI, prosecutors, court admins, etc. “I especially want to thank those who had to see those things that can’t be unseen. We understand your pain.”

9:43 a.m. “Lori you participated in the savage murders of precious people.” Lori has not looked at Vicki. She is staring straight ahead as Vicki sobs about how this has broken their family. “You are now going to pay the price albeit never sufficient in this life.”

9:42 a.m. Vicki cries as she lists experiences Tammy will get to have again — “laughing, singing, playing games, etc.”

9:41 a.m. “Never will she whisper a joke with her friend and laugh. Never see another sunrise or sunset. Never smell fresh rain or see her grandchildren stomp through a mud puddle. Never to be heard called grandma or mom. Not another birthday, Christmas, birth of a grandchild…”

9:40 a.m. Vicki says the night Tammy died, she had no idea what was to come. “Lori wanted money, sex and more power and what Lori wants, Lori gets.” Instead of a goodnight’s sleep, “Tammy was brutally executed in her own bed. She was taken from us by murdering thieves.”

9:39 a.m. Vicki: “Tammy was beloved. There will be a huge void in our life. This is Tammy’s story. She was a mom, a grandma, a niece, a friend, a librarian. More than a librarian, she was a teacher. Her last days went to preparing a bookfair for underserved children.”

9:37 a.m. Sidebar is over. Wood is now chatting with Vicki privately. Boyce says he is granting the objection. Vicki continues and says Lori’s behavior during the trial was hurtful to her.

9:35 a.m. Judge calls for a sidebar with Thomas and Wood. They go into his chambers. Samantha continues to cry after sitting down.

9:33 a.m. Vicki Hoban, Tammy Daybell’s aunt, will now read a statement. “I felt (Lori) was shameful during the trial. It was apparent to me and others she did not take the proceedings seriously. Her smirking, her smiling, giggling, talking …” John Thomas objects.

9:33 a.m. “I miss my sister every day. I will grieve for her and my mother ever day. I will always remember them but I choose to forget you. As I leave this courtroom today, I hope to never think of you.”

9:32 a.m. “I am not a dark person or a zombie. For me and my family to be presented that way is unacceptable. Everyone knows what liars you are. They now know what horrible things you have done. You are not an exalted being. There is no huge event that is going to save you. No angels are coming to rescue you.”

9:30 a.m. Tammy says Lori has ripped their family apart. Rob Wood hands Samantha a box of tissues. Samantha says her mother passed away in June “knowing you will never come out of prison again. Her passing was marred by the fact that Tammy’s children choose not to participate in the funeral because of the fear it would cause more drama.”

9:29 a.m. Samantha continues: “You could have easily divorced your spouses and live your perverted life …. You’ve never met me and I don’t know you but I’ve always been able to tell when I’ve been lied to. You are a liar, an adulterer and a murderer. (Tammy) was 1000x the woman you will ever be.”

9:28 a.m. Larry Woodcock is staring directly at Lori. Lori is looking straight ahead and not at Samantha. “You planned her murder as much as you planned the murder of your own children and your former husband. You had an affair with a married man. You are not exalted beings and your behavior makes you ineligible to be one,” Gwilliam says.

9:27 a.m. Samantha now speaking on behalf of herself. She is speaking directly to Lori. “What did I find about you? Lies. Everything about you that you tried to tell others is a lie.” John Thomas objects to the statement and Boyce overrules. Samantha continues and explains research she did about Lori. Says it was lie after lie after lie.

9:26 a.m. Ron Douglas says relationship with Chad’s children has become strained. The case took a toll on his deceased wife, Phyllis. “Chad was leading a double life … Lori needs to pay for her actions, according to the laws of mortals. She will still answer to God when she passes from this life.”

9:25 a.m. Samantha speaking on behalf of Ron Douglas: “Tammy’s death was unexpected and had a profound impact on all of us. We were barely into our recovery process when we learned of Chad’s new marriage … The drama began to unfold and the reason for the quick burial became apparent.”

9:24 a.m. Victims will speak at a podium that will not be shown on the livestream but you will be able to hear what they say. Samantha Gwilliam will also read a statement from her dad, Ron Douglas.

9:23 a.m. Boyce says victim impact statements will be first. Then he will hear recommendations from prosecutors and defense for sentencing. Lori will then speak if she wishes.

9:22 a.m. Wood says state will not be calling any witnesses but four victim impact statements will be given. Colby Ryan will have a statement read, Samantha Gwilliam will speak, Vicki Hoban will speak and Kay Woodcock will speak.

9:21 a.m. Defense has no witnesses but John Thomas says Lori may speak.

9:19 a.m. Archibald says on June 13 he submitted 661 pages to the PSI investigator that dealt with Lori’s mental health. He says not all of the pages were included in the PSI. Archibald says he objects to the PSI. Boyce says he issued an order this morning about this issue and says legally he felt it was inappropriate to include all of the information in the PSI. Archibald says Lori was able to review the PSI.

9:17 a.m. There was another factual inaccuracy in a victim impact statement – that Lori was present at the time Tammy died. Boyce says those inaccuracies will be struck from the record.

9:16 a.m. The state has reviewed the PSI. Wood says there were multiple victim impact statements submitted with the report. “We don’t usually comment on those but in one of those victim impact statements there was reference to Tammy Daybell by a pillow. For the record, the state has no evidence of that.”

9:15 a.m. Boyce says a pre-sentence (PSI) report has been completed but Lori chose not to participate in the process. This would have included a mental health evaluation.

9:12 a.m. Boyce explains the procedural history of the case to Lori. Reads her charges and says she was told at the arraignment the possible punishments. He explains that a jury found her guilty on May 12.

9:11 a.m. Rob Wood says he will be making the sentencing recommendation on behalf of the state. John Thomas will be making sentencing recommendations on behalf of the defense. Boyce reminds everyone about courtroom order in effect.

9:09 a.m. Judge Boyce has entered the courtroom.

9:03 a.m. Lori has just entered the courtroom with her attorneys. She is smiling, dressed in an orange/white jail uniform, wearing shackles and handcuffs (and makeup) and carrying a manilla envelope.

9 a.m. Larry and Kay Woodcock have just walked in the courtroom. Vicki Hoban, Samantha and Jason Gwilliam, Annie Cushing and other family members are also here.

8:55 a.m. Several of the deputies and police officers have their wives sitting next to them. I imagine they’ve heard a lot – – and stood strong by their husbands – over the past 3 1/2 years.

8:52 a.m. Lori Vallow Daybell was brought over to the courtroom very early this morning. Police were very discreet on getting her in the building through a side door. We are waiting for her and her attorneys. Prosecutors are in the courtroom. Rob Wood will present his sentencing recommendation on behalf of the state.

8:46 a.m. Around 40-50 people spent the night at the Fremont County Courthouse in hopes of scoring a seat inside the courtroom. This morning Rusty Taco brought breakfast for everyone.

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8:42 a.m. Preference for seating was given to victims, their families, jurors and law enforcement. There are about 30 remaining seats in the courtroom.

8:41 a.m. I’m in the courtroom. Lots of law enforcement in the room and 5 of the jurors who found Lori Vallow Daybell guilty are also here. Will post live updates all morning.

ST. ANTHONY — Lori Vallow Daybell will be sentenced Monday morning in a hearing that is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. in the Fremont County Courthouse. will livestream the hearing in the video player above and Nate Eaton will post updates throughout the sentencing on this story. You can refresh this page to see the latest updates once the hearing begins at 9 a.m.