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Christopher Vaughn Trial: Day 13

Christopher Vaughn Trial: Day 13

◆ Lisa Calarese, a computer forensic analyst with the Illinois State Police who examined Christopher Vaughn’s personal laptop, testified that he had searched for a former stripper Maya Drake’s information online, locating addresses for Drake, including the Kentucky home she grew up in. Vaughn even located some of her family members, even though Drake testified last week she never game him her full name or address.

◆ Forensic pathologist Larry Blum took the witness stand for the second day and once again said he couldn’t conclusively determine if Vaughn’s wife’s death was a suicide or homicide. He conceded to Vaughn’s defense attorney he couldn’t rule out suicide in the case of Kimberly Vaughn.

◆ After testifying Wednesday that Kimberly Vaughn’s toxicology report showed she had the antidepressant drug Nortriptyline in her body at toxic levels, Blum said Thursday the level readings can go up threefold after death. He also allowed the FDA has warned both the antidepressant and an anti-seizure medicine found in her body could cause suicidal thoughts.

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