Castings and Disturbing Conversations Revealed in Daybell Murder Trial Testimony

Boise, Idaho – The testimony of Melanie Gibb, the former best friend of Lori Vallow Daybell, shed light on disturbing conversations she had with Chad and Lori Daybell leading up to the murders of Vallow Daybell’s husband and children, and Daybell’s own wife.

Gibb recounted conversations that involved praying for the deaths of their spouses, fabricating stories about the whereabouts of Vallow Daybell’s missing children, justifying their lies, and categorizing people as “dark” or “light,” even labeling children in this way. These discussions also included claims of living multiple past lives as biblical figures.

The relationship between Lori Vallow Daybell and Chad Daybell was brought to Gibb’s attention when they showed signs of attraction towards each other, eventually leading to their marriage a year later.

According to Gibb, Vallow Daybell discussed the concept of living many past lives on Earth, claiming that she and Daybell had been married in a previous life and were destined to be united again in this life. Vallow Daybell also believed it was her mission to gather women to the biblical 144,000 representing the righteous at the end of time.

Gibb elaborated on the “light” and “dark” scale discussed by Vallow Daybell and Daybell, with individuals’ positions determined by pre-Earthly contracts. She mentioned that the transition from light to dark was possible, contrary to a fixed classification.

The testimony further delved into the casting rituals performed by Vallow Daybell and Daybell, where prayers to expel evil spirits were carried out, sometimes resulting in the death of the individual or a new spirit entering their body. Gibb clarified that while she understood the potential outcome of these ceremonies, she was unaware of any involvement of violence.

As Gibb provided details of these rituals in court, Chad Daybell was observed shaking his head in disagreement with some of her accounts.

Gibb also touched on the aftermath of Charles Vallow’s death, pointing out that Lori Vallow Daybell appeared content following her husband’s passing, amidst troubled relations between Tylee, her daughter, and Charles.

The testimony presented by Gibb during the trial offered a glimpse into the intricate web of beliefs and actions that preceded the tragic events involving the Daybell and Vallow families.