"DOOMSDAY cult" dad Chad Daybell's prosecutors will seek the death penalty over his alleged conspiracy to murder his wife's two children - and the death of .
Daybell, 52, is charged alongside alleged "cult mom" Lori Vallow over the deaths of Vallow's children - who vanished in 2019 and whose burned bodies were found buried in Daybell's Idaho back yard last year.
A spokesperson for Freemont County prosecutors said on Thursday: "Our process in making this determination was lengthy and comprehensive.
"We conferred with those immediate family members of JJ Vallow, Tylee Ryan and Tammy Daybell, who have indicated a willingness to speak with us and allowed them an opportunity to provide their input if they wished to do so.
"The ultimate decision to seek capital punishment rests with the State, and after completing the entire process, we determined that the nature and magnitude of those crimes warrant the possibility of the highest possible punishment."
The death penalty determination does not apply to Vallow, 47, whose charges have been stayed after she was found unfit to stand trial in May following a psychological evaluation.
Daybell murder charges cover the deaths of children, Tylee, 17, JJ, 7, and Chad's first wife Tammy Daybell - whose death was originally ruled as "natural" before her body was exhumed.
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