Under Her Spell: The 'Lori Made Me Do It' Chad Daybell Defense

Apr 17, 03:00 PM

In an episode that reads more like a dark comedy than a legal discussion, Tony Brueski and guest Eric Faddis dissect the convoluted defense strategy of Chad Daybell, entangled in a trial for the deaths intertwined with doomsday prophecies and a web of lies. This podcast segment navigates the murky waters of a defense seemingly ripped from the pages of a bad soap opera script, where Daybell's attorneys attempt to pin the blame on Lori Vallow, painting Chad as an unwitting pawn in Lori's malevolent game. The discussion humorously highlights the desperation and absurdity of trying to evoke jury sympathy by suggesting Daybell was under Lori's spell, despite the gravity of the accusations against him. The conversation explores the oddities of courtroom tactics, including the "it's not fair" defense reminiscent of playground disputes, and speculates on the effectiveness of such strategies when fighting for life over death penalty stakes.

  • Chad Daybell's defense is attempting to shift the blame to Lori Vallow, suggesting he was merely a pawn in her plans.
  • The strategy hinges on evoking jury sympathy by portraying Daybell as less culpable and under Lori's influence.
  • There's speculation about whether the absence of Alex Cox, a potential corroborating witness for Daybell who is now deceased, benefits or harms Daybell's case.
  • The defense may argue that the penalty phase of the trial should consider the fairness of sentencing, given Lori's escape from the death penalty due to a technicality.
  • The discussion touches on the peculiarities of legal defenses and the challenges of persuading a jury with arguments that might seem trivial or unrelated to the case's core issues.
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