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A Will County jury needed less than an hour to find the Oswego man guilty of murdering his family so he could pursue his dream of living in the Canadian wilderness
After a month of testimony, a decision on whether Christopher Vaughn murdered his wife and children to free himself for a new life in Canada is to be announced in a few minutes.
Blood from both spouses found on Kimberly Vaughn's seat belt, which may have been unlatched after her death, could be a blow to the defense.
An evidence recovery technician shows data that indicates Kimberly Vaughn was interested in fixing her marriage while her husband may have been getting ready to leave it.
Christoper Vaughn wrote dozens of notes about his plans to disappear into the Canadian wilderness, only briefly mentioning his wife and never his children.
Jury in Vaughn murder trial also hears about odd bullet holes in Vaughn's jacket that an experts says were fired when the jacket was wrapped around the gun.
In a second day of taped interviews shown to the jury at Vaughn's murder trial, the Oswego man changes his story and recalls that his wife fired a gun at him.
Throughout hours of interviews conducted on the day his wife and children were killed, Christopher Vaughn erupts in anger just once.
Police interviewed Vaughn in the hours after his family's deaths in an attempt to figure out how they came to be stopped on an isolated road near Channahon.
However, the state trooper who made it was allowed to testify on the record that Will County State's Attorney Jim Glasgow called Kimberly Vaughn an "angel" incapable of murder.
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