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Christopher Vaughn Trial: Day 14

Christopher Vaughn Trial: Day 14

◆ Judge Daniel Rozak told jurors that he expects prosecutors could rest their case late Tuesday. He said jurors have seen nearly 80 witnesses in three weeks, a pace in stark contrast to the Drew Peterson trial held in the courtroom next door.

◆ Blood evidence introduced Friday showed Christopher Vaughn’s blood in several places throughout the SUV where his family was found killed. Most telling was that Kimberly Vaughn’s blood was found on Vaughn’s jacket, even though he has claimed he was nowhere near the vehicle when his wife was shot.

◆ Early Friday, Illinois State Police troopers explained how they executed a search warrant on the Vaughn home, collecting live rounds, a gun case and other evidence from Christopher Vaughn’s closet. Medicine prescribed to Kimberly Vaughn was also taken from the home’s master bathroom.

◆ A piece of flesh that was found in a mysterious bullet hole on the back of Christopher Vaughn’s jacket was tested, and experts told jurors the skin matched the DNA of Christopher Vaughn. No wound was ever found on Vaughn’s torso, leading experts to speculate the gun was wrapped in the coat when the shot was fired.

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