- Realtor Rick Robinson sold Lori Vallow’s home once she was arrested
- Robinson said there was an “evil feeling” inside the townhome
- The trial of Vallow, accused of killing her two kids, continued Wednesday
(NewsNation) — Idaho real estate agent Rick Robinson was tasked with selling Lori Vallow’s home once she was arrested.
Robinson didn’t know the history of the Rexburg, Idaho townhouse when he arrived but said there was an “evil feeling” inside.
“To us, it was just another listing. Just another town home. We’ve sold dozens of those, and nothing had crossed my mind beforehand,” Robinson told NewsNation host Ashleigh Banfield during an appearance Wednesday night on “Banfield.”. “From the second I walked through that door, there was just… I mean, the only way I can describe it is there was a very evil feeling. Almost kind of makes the hairs on your neck stand up. … It really too me off guard. That was not what I was expecting when I walked in there, at all.”
Robinson was apparently one of the first people to walk through Vallow’s townhouse after the police searched the house. The garage was the last room he saw when he was walking through the house, and it wasn’t until he saw some boxes with “JJ” written on them that he realized where he was.
Robinson said he’d never felt this way before entering a home.
“The feeling that was in there was so dark and so creepy.”
Vallow, 49, has pleaded not guilty to murder, conspiracy and grand theft charges in the deaths of her two youngest children and her new husband’s previous wife. The official cause of death for JJ Vallow is asphyxia from a plastic bag being put over his head and duct tape over his mouth; his sister, Tylee Ryan, was declared a victim of “homicide by unspecified means,” Ada County Coroner Dr. Garth Warren said Wednesday.