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Killer Chris Vaughn Packed Off To Prison Day After Sentencing

The convicted quadruple-killer got a quick start to his new life behind bars.

Will County didn't waste any time ridding themselves of Christopher Vaughn, packing the man who executed his entire family off to prison the day after his sentencing.

Vaughn, 38, was shipped up to Stateville Correctional Center to start serving the four life sentences handed down by Judge Daniel Rozak on Tuesday.

According to Department of Corrections Records, the former Oswego resident made it to Stateville Wednesday.

Vaughn declined to make a statement at his sentencing hearing and sat stone-faced as Rozak told him he would never get out of prison alive. Vaughn's father-in-law, Del Phillips, later said he had hoped Vaughn "would open up and say why" he killed his wife, Kimberly Vaughn, and three children—Blake, 8, Cassandra, 11, and Abigayle, 12.

Christopher Vaughn had blamed the murders on his wife. He told detectives Kimberly Vaughn, 34, shot him in the leg but that he fled before she could kill him. He then theorized that she gunned down all the children before taking her own life with a bullet to her brain.

Police and prosecutors said Vaughn inflicted a minor gunshot wound to his own thigh after killing the family to bolster his cover story.

The jury at Vaughn's trial obviously didn't believe that story, as they delivered a guilty verdict after only 50 minutes of deliberation.

After shedding the responsibility of his family by murdering them all, Vaughn had planned to take off for the Yukon wilderness with an unwitting stripper from a club he frequented, prosecutors said.

Vaughn had been locked up in the Will County jail since he was arrested nine days after executing his family in June 2007.

Katt December 01, 2012 at 05:06 PM
I understand that many people are against the death penalty. Not trying to start a moral or religious issue. I just wish my high Illinois taxes did not go to pay for his food, lodging, health care and education for years to come.
Kristine Neumann December 01, 2012 at 05:36 PM
From what I understand, keeping him in jail for the rest of his life is cheaper than giving him the death penalty. With the death penaly comes appeals which cost the taxpayers $$$ & he would sit on death row for years & years.
Freddie Kissell December 01, 2012 at 05:41 PM
Then how did he get to Stateville on Wednesday?
sweet heart December 01, 2012 at 07:22 PM
The jail:s are over loaded, They need more jail:s. Why don"t they send them to the war and they can shoot who ever they want, why are therese people shooting other people kidLs and what so ever, this story was so sad, it was on the new:s too.
Flora Dora December 01, 2012 at 10:33 PM
He was sent to prison quickly. When will we send Drew off to prison?

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