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Christopher Vaughn Trial: Day 20

Updated: September 18, 2012 9:45PM

Christopher Vaughn Trial: Day 20

◆ Christopher Vaughn, of Oswego, decided not to testify in his own defense Tuesday, the last day of testimony in the five-week murder trial. He’s charged with fatally shooting his wife and three young children.

◆ Defense attorneys for Vaughn rested their case after calling their final witnesses, including bloodstain analyst and crime-scene reconstruction expert Tom Bevel. Bevel testified that Christopher Vaughn or his wife, Kimberly, would have been able to shoot their children from where they were in the SUV. Bevel did admit that blood evidence introduced in the case did not make sense given Christopher Vaughn’s version of how the shootings took place.

◆ The state’s only rebuttal witness, neuropsychiatrist Michael Schrift, testified that neither of the drugs Kimberly Vaughn took for her migraine headaches would have increased her risk of suicide, as suggested by her husband’s defense team.

◆ Closing arguments will start at 8:30 a.m. Thursday. Jurors will take Wednesday off as attorneys wrap things up behind the scenes.

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