Though numerous people had spoken out about Lori and her relationship with Daybell, Morrison thinks a combination of factors helped her evade suspicion.
“[Charles was a] big guy, looks like he can handle himself in any situation and he’s talking about this very charming, very attractive, very sympathetic figure, who has managed to pull the wool over lots of people’s eyes in the past,” he reflected. “She’s incredibly good at manipulating situations to her advantage.”
It’s unclear if Lori will ever face trial for the death of Charles, or her two children, Joshua “JJ” Vallow, 7, and Tylee Ryan, 16, whose remains were found buried on Daybell’s property in June 2020. E! News previously reported she was deemed mentally unfit to stand trial in May.
Daybell, whose own wife, Tammy Daybell, was found dead before he married Lori, continues to await his day in court, with Morrison saying that he is “apparently not interested in any plea deal. He intends to go ahead with his trial and will, even if it leads to the death penalty.” Daybell pleaded not guilty to all charges.