Wife May Have Killed Family in Suicidal State, Lawyer Says
The lawyer for Christopher Vaughn, who's charged with his family's murders, wants testimony on the potentially suicide-inducing drug Kimberly Vaughn was taking.
An anti-seizure medication found in the body of Kimberly Vaughn could have made her suicidal, according the lawyer representing her husband, who's accused of her murder.
Joliet lawyer George Lenard told a Will County judge Monday that an expert on the drug Topamax should be allowed to testify at Christopher Vaughn's trial for the shooting deaths of his wife, his 11- and 12-year-old daughters and 8-year-old son in June 2007 in an area off Interstate 55 near Channahon. The account was published by the Sun-Times Media Group.
It's possible Kimberly Vaughn could have shot her husband and children before turning the gun on herself, the lawyer said.
The 12-year-old daughter, Abigayle, reportedly told classmates that her mother heard "thoughts in her head" and was "psycho," Lenard told the judge, according to the story.
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