Accused husband plans to say suicidal wife killed kids, herself

Daily Herald

Christopher Vaughn arrived early that Saturday to bury his wife and three children.

He never made it inside the service.

Instead, police arrested the Oswego man at the Missouri funeral home on that day more than two years ago on charges he murdered his family. It was a climactic moment in a puzzling tragedy that will be the focus of one of the suburbs’ biggest trials this year.

Vaughn, 35, may face the death penalty if he is convicted of the 2007 fatal shootings.

Few new details about the crime have emerged since shortly afterward when Will County Circuit Judge Daniel Rozak sealed the entire criminal case file to quell pretrial publicity.