Who is Kay Woodcock? JJ Vallow's grandmother slams Chad Daybell as 'liar' after not guilty plea

Who is Kay Woodcock? JJ Vallow's grandmother slams Chad Daybell as 'liar' after not guilty plea
Kay Woodcock (R) said Chad Daybell should quit claiming he's innocent (Rexburg Police Department, East Idaho News)

After Chad Daybell pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder of Joshua "JJ" Vallow, 7, and Tylee Ryan, the grandmother of JJ called him a "liar" and said he should quit claiming he's innocent.

"I think he should just give it up,” Kay Woodcock told East Idaho News, following the arraignment of the former pastor Daybell. “How do you have two kids in your backyard and you don’t know anything about it. He’s a liar. He’s a liar.” Her comments came after judge Steven Boyce read allowed the charges lodged against Daybell inside the Fremont County Courthouse in St Anthony, Idaho. If Daybell found guilty the 52-year-old man could be sentenced to capital punishment.


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Who is Kay Woodcock? 

This is not the first time that Kay Woodcock has spoken up about the tragedy that befell their grandson. Back in May, after special prosecutor Rob Wood and Fremont County Prosecutor Lindsey Blake announced the charges against Daybell and his wife, Lori Vallow, the members of a "doomsday cult" called Preparing A People, Woodcock was outraged. After the married couple was indicted by a grand jury on first-degree murder charges in the deaths of Vallow’s children Joshua "JJ" Vallow, 7, and Tylee Ryan, 17, Woodcock said in an interview, “These aren’t capital murder charges? We want a capital case.” 

Joshua Vallow and Tylee Ryan (Fremont County Sheriff's Office)

Last year, Woodcock was in the same room as Vallow, when she was arraigned at the Madison County Courthouse on charges that include two felony counts of desertion or non-support of her children, as well as obstructing or resisting an officer by giving false information about the children's whereabouts, and contempt of court for ignoring an order to "physically produce" the children to Rexburg Police or the Idaho Dept of Health and Welfare. Before going into the Woodcock said, "We'll see how when I see her. I don't know. I have no idea. I don't know if I'll feel anger or anything."

At the time, the bodies of JJ and his sister were still not discovered. In January 2020, Woodcock and her husband, Larry Woodcock, filed for temporary custody of JJ in January, as an extra effort to have Vallow bring him forward. "He's not with family. Who has him?" Woodcock said. 

Daybell and Vallow

Lori Vallow and her husband Chad Daybell were part of a doomsday prepper group (Wikipedia)

Daybell and Vallow were also hit with several other charges, including conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and grand theft in connection to the kids' deaths. In addition, Daybell also faces charges for ending the life of his ex-wife, Tammy Daybell, where both he and Vallow are facing conspiracy to commit murder.

Daybell’s plea came one day after a motion was filed to commit Vallow, 47, for mental treatment after a psychological evaluation on March 8 by her attorney deemed her hot fit to stand trial. Till then, she will be remanded in the custody of the Director of Idaho Department of Health and Welfare where she will undergo an evaluation of her "mental condition". "The complete assessment determined that at this time the Defendant is not competent to proceed, and recommends restorative treatment," the evaluation documents read.

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