Christopher Vaughn Family Murder Trial to Start Monday

Opening statements scheduled Monday in the 2007 killings of Christopher Vaughn's family

Thursday, Aug 16, 2012  |  Updated 12:42 PM CDT
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Christopher Vaughn Trial to Start Monday

Christopher Vaughn

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Opening statements are scheduled for Monday now that a jury has been picked to hear the trial of an Illinois man accused of fatally shooting his wife and three children.

A jury of four women and eight men was selected this week for the Will County trial of Christopher Vaughn.

Vaughn is accused in the June 14, 2007, killings of his wife, Kimberly, and their three children — 12-year-old Abigayle, 11-year-old Cassandra and 8-year-old Blake.

Prosecutors contend Vaughn was driving his family in their SUV when he pulled onto a frontage road and shot them near Channahon, about 40 miles southwest of Chicago.

Vaughn has pleaded not guilty and contends his wife killed the children and then herself.

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