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Christopher Vaughn Trial: Day 19

Updated: September 14, 2012 7:09PM

Christopher Vaughn Trial: Day 19

◆ A doctor who was treating Kimberly Vaughn for high blood pressure told jurors on Friday that while she reported an increase in anxiety the month before her death, she never mentioned feeling depressed or suicidal.

◆ A doctor who prescribed medications to Kimberly Vaughn for her migraine headaches told jurors that the increase of suicidal thoughts or depression as a side effect of the medications is only seen in children and teens taking them, or in those with a history of mental illness. “Up until the time that I last saw her in April (2007), there was no indication of her being depressed,” he said. “She came across as a very cheerful nice young lady, always pleasant to talk to.”

◆ Will County jurors got a look inside the Vaughn family’s upscale Oswego home on Friday morning as defense attorneys introduced a video of state police executing a search warrant on the house in July 2007. Christopher Vaughn looked on attentively as the video played. Though usually preoccupied during witness testimony, Vaughn’s eyes were fixed on the screen as he watched officers rummage through the kitchen and closets of the two-story house he used to call home.

◆ NEXT WEEK: There will be no testimony on Monday. Defense attorneys expect to wrap up their case on Tuesday morning with a blood expert. The state will call rebuttal witnesses on Wednesday, and closing arguments should begin on Thursday.

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