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Chris Vaughn's Judgment Day Looms

Alleged mass murderer Christopher Vaughn was in court Monday for the second-to-last time before the start of his murder trial.

After five years in for allegedly gunning down his wife and three children, accused mass murderer Christopher Vaughn is less than a month away from the start of his murder trial.

Vaughn, 37, appeared in for a brief Monday morning hearing. Will County Judge Daniel Rozak called for one more appearance before the start of Vaughn's murder trial on Aug.13, setting an Aug. 3 date for the hearing.

Vaughn has been locked up since June 2007 on charges he murdered his wife and children.

Vaughn, his wife Kimberly, 34, and children Blake, 8, Cassandra, 11, and Abigayle, 12 were heading from their Oswego home to a Springfield waterpark when he pulled off Interstate 55 and stopped on the frontage road outside Channahon.

Christopher Vaughn then gunned down his wife and children as they sat in the family's minivan, according to police and prosecutors.

But Vaughn told detectives it was actually his wife who shot their children, put a bullet in his leg as he fled for his life, then turned the pistol on herself and committed suicide.

Christopher Vaughn reportedly explained to detectives that he had confessed to his wife about an extramarital dalliance and that was what led to the unhinged Kimberly Vaughn's killing spree.

Vaughn also told investigators that the medication his wife was taking for migraine headaches contributed to her becoming both homicidal and suicidal, officials said.

Tammy Prouty Lewkowicz July 16, 2012 at 06:09 PM
Hope he rots somewhere. Horrible
MG July 16, 2012 at 06:18 PM
It took 5 years to get to trial on this? What is or current states attorney doing?
Watchful Eye July 16, 2012 at 07:51 PM
He has a lawyer. Ask him. It's George Lenard. Moving on.... "Vaughn also told investigators that the medication his wife was taking for migraine headaches contributed to her becoming both homicidal and suicidal, officials said." Well thank you, Christopher Vaughn, for trying to help the police solve the murder mystery, saving your butt at the same time. Just imagine what would have been had you told them that you blew them all away so you could continue on as a substandard human being.
Sharon Williamson August 10, 2012 at 10:20 AM
I hope that once he is convicted and sent to prison instead of being housed in the county jail he will find that his fellow inmates do not look favorably on murderers of children, especially someone who murdered his own children. Perhaps he will find himself on the receiving end of a small part of the terror his family must have suffered in those last few minutes of their lives.
Barbara Stefanovich August 30, 2012 at 01:11 AM
I can't believe someone this EVIL exists

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