Turn right at Wooley Rd 0. Deel was the lead crime scene investigator called to the murder investigation of Kimberly Vaughn and her three children in Channahon in 2007. Under cross examination, Sergeant Deel testified that the vehicle was towed with the bodies still inside and that was unusual. He writes a love poem around the time of his wife and his 13th wedding anniversary, but the love poem is not to the wife. He then got back in the car and staged the wounds to himself. And I always speak to jurors. The dog was returned to the yard by a neighbor with his leash on at 10:30.
Charges and Arrest The county attorney charged Vaughn with four counts of first degree murder. You know, I can understand that and I can -- you know, this was planned. Before leaving the vehicle to flag down a motorist, Vaughn placed the murder weapon at his wife's feet to make the shooting look like a murder-suicide. Will his wife and three children get justice? First of all, the interior of the Ford Expedition is covered in his blood, which does not jibe with his story that she shot at him as he was getting in and then he took off. He got out to adjust the luggage rack on top of the vehicle and moments later noticed his leg was bleeding, according to a report in the Chicago Tribune. On September 20, 2012, following a five-week trial featuring six hours of closing arguments, the jury, after a 50-minute deliberation, returned a verdict of guilty on all four counts. When he got back into the vehicle, she shot him twice with a pistol.
She was in the house. He never asked about how they were, were they dead or alive, where were they, had they been taken to the hospital, could he go to the hospital? After Christopher Vaughn's arrest, prosecutors had vowed to seek the death penalty, which Illinois abolished last year. In fact, his blood was even on his wife, all over her shorts. That was all of his knowledge of his children were those photos. So his story, based on the forensics, is a lie. Christopher Vaughn was charged with murder and initially faced the death penalty.
What the bullet and blood evidence did suggest was this: once Vaughn had pulled off the interstate, he got out of the car, walked around to the front passenger's door, opened it, and shot his wife under the chin. Included in the things removed from the Vaughn family dwelling that day was a magazine containing an article on how to make a murder look like a suicide. Those are the two things we know about her disappearance. By Andy Grimm Christopher Vaughn at a court appearance in June. Turn right at Colchester Dr 0.
You could lock him up for 500 lifetimes and it would not compensate the victims in this case or the family members. And then finally, he told them, yes, Kimberly had a gun. Vaughn had superficial gunshot wounds to the leg and arm. Rachel Vaughn also testified that during their conversation, Kimberly told her that online classes she was taking at the University of Phoenix had recently taken a toll on her mental state. Now, the policy stipulated it would not pay out if she committed suicide within two years of him taking out the policy. On the second day of questioning, he started remembering more details. February 16th is the due date.
He had even taken a scouting trip a month or so before the murders. When he gets back in, she starts shooting. The officers didn't know why this seemingly rational but emotionless man had committed mass murder, or how they would be able to prove it without an eyewitness, or a confession. Christopher Vaughn, a 32-year-old former private investigator who specialized in cyber-crime detection and computer security, lived with his wife and their three children in Oswego, Illinois, a suburban community of 30,000 west of Chicago. He had gunshot wounds in the arm and leg.
Forensics scientists and technicians gather evidence from the crime scene in different ways, depending on the type of evidence being collected blood, skin, or hair, for example as well as the materials the evidence is on. That morning, at 5:40, Christopher Vaughn, stood bleeding near his vehicle parked on the shoulder of Interstate 55 in Channahon Township, Illinois. Blood spatters and ballistics confirmed that once the vehicle was stopped, Vaughn got out of the car and walked around to the passenger side door and shot his wife under the chin. Tonight, we look at one husband who surprises his wife and three kids with an early morning car ride to the water park, but they never make it back home. It was 5:40 in the morning in Channahon Township, Illinois. I do believe in freedom of speech, however, that right is not absolute.
Then, sitting in the middle, in the middle seat, all three children were lined up, still strapped in, Cassandra, or Sandi Vaughn, just 11 years old. The jurors in the Vaughn case didn't hear anything about that due to a judge's ruling. That is that I left the house here right around 9:30. On September 20, 2012, following a five-week trial featuring six hours of closing arguments, the jury, after a 50-minute deliberation, returned a verdict of guilty on all four counts. He seemed to remember more about his wife shooting him the second day. What was missing was clear evidence that refuted Vaughn's version of the story. According to the Will County forensic pathologist who performed the autopsies, Kimberly Vaugh had been shot under the chin.
He then shot his children from the same spot. Usually, methods using light or chemicals are used to aid visualization of the fluids. Second, blood was found on the seatbelts in the car. According to these analysts, the physical death scene evidence did not support the defendant's version of a murder-suicide. But in the end, it took them only 45 minutes to return a verdict of guilty on all counts. Christopher Vaughn now faces a sentence of life in prison when he's sentenced on Nov.
Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2012. Vaughn had told friends that he dreamed of escaping the rat-race by moving into a remote cabin in Canada's Yukon Territory. His computer revealed e-mails to friends complaining that he longed for a life with no cell phones or any of the other hallmarks of modern life. Toxicology reports on Kimberly's body revealed the presence of an anti-seizure medicine called Topamax and the antidepressant drug Nortriptyline. According to Christopher Vaughn's account, the family had been headed on a trip and Vaughn said that he had stopped to secure luggage on the roof of the vehicle. The six common illusions that the book discusses are the illusion of memory, the illusion of confidence, the illusion of knowledge, the illusion of cause and the illusion of potential. The next day, he was taken into custody in St.