Bizarre moment JJ Vallow’s grandfather cheerfully announces it’s his 76th birthday when arriving at cult mom Lori’s murder trial – after sobbing yesterday as court was shown gruesome images of her dead children
The grandfather of murdered JJ Vallow cheerfully revealed it was his 76th birthday as he greeted reporters after arriving at court for the third day of Lori Vallow’s disturbing murder trial.
Larry Woodcock appeared in better spirits Wednesday morning after sobbing yesterday as harrowing images of JJ, who was adopted by Vallow, and his sister’s decomposed remains were shown to the jury.
He told reporters outside Fremont County Courthouse in Idaho he ‘looked forward’ to getting back in the courtroom.
‘We thank y’all for y’alls coverage,’ he said. ‘We will be here today all day, and we’ll be here tomorrow, and the next day, next week and the week after that.’
The grandfather added that the hearing had fallen on his 76th birthday, before cheerfully thanking the media again and heading into the courtroom to watch Vallow’s murder trial.
Larry Woodcock, right, told reporters he was ‘looking forward’ to entering the courthouse, two days after his wife Kay, left, gave blockbuster testimony
The 76-year-old’s remarks came two days after his wife Kay Woodhouse testified that she had found troubling Amazon searches on Charles Vallow’s Amazon account months after he died.
Vallow had used the Amazon account to shop for wedding clothes and a ring for her marriage to doomsday prepper Chad Daybell, the trial heard on its first day.
The searches, which included ‘beach wedding dress’, a bathing suit, a malachite ring and men’s clothing, came just days before they allegedly orchestrated the murder of Daybell’s wife and the mother of his five children, Tammy.
Vallow and Daybell allegedly murdered two of her children, Joshua Jackson ‘JJ’ Vallow, seven, and Tylee Ryan, 16, after claiming they were ‘dark’ and ‘possessed’.
The couple went on to marry in Hawaii less than two weeks after Tammy died – in a ceremony that included the malachite ring and other items named in the Amazon searches.
Kay Woodcock, depicted in a courtroom sketch, told the court Monday that she found disturbing Amazon shopping searches on Vallow’s deceased husband’s account
Lori Vallow, 49, had been due to stand trial alongside her husband Chad Daybell, 54, but their cases were separated by a judge
Woodcock was able to access the Amazon account after using a password her brother had shared with her before he died to log into his email account. She also took possession of some of his electrical devices after his death.
Woodcock said she discovered the searches on a morning in November 2019 after she woke up at 4.30am through ‘divine intervention’ and was using her brother’s electronic devices when she realized she could access his accounts.
She also became emotional as she was shown a picture of JJ while giving her testimony.
She said that after Charles Vallow died, Lori Vallow ‘didn’t want anything to do with him anymore’. When Woodcock’s contact with JJ stopped in August 2019, she hired a private investigator to try and track down her grandson.
He was later reported missing and JJ and Tylee’s remains were found in a shallow grave in Daybell’s backyard in June 2020.
Woodcock also revealed in her harrowing testimony that Vallow was once a ‘doting mom’ to JJ and Tylee. She remembered Vallow as a ‘doll’ who was ‘very engaged’ in caring for her kids several years before she allegedly killed them.