Father Who Murdered Entire Family Used Sick Trick to Get Wife & Kids to Go Along (VIDEO)

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Christopher Vaughn
Christopher Vaughn
Who hasn't thought about running away, starting fresh, building a new life? A word to the wise: do not take the Christopher Vaughn route to starting over. The Illinois dad is facing life in prison after a jury convicted him of killing his entire family so he could move to Canada with a stripper.

The details of his crime are so brutal I'm not surprised the jury took less than an hour to come back with a guilty verdict. The prosecutors say Vaughn told his wife and three children that they were going on a vacation to a waterpark. Sounds like fun, huh?

Only what Vaughn really had in mind was to get the entire family in the car so they'd be in an enclosed space. He tricked them! Then Christopher Vaughn brutally murdered everyone one by one, first shooting wife Kimberly execution-style, then moving on to Abigayle, 12, Cassandra, 11, and Blake, 8.

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And all this so he could hightail it out of the Prairie State for the Canadian wilderness ... with a stripper no less?

Vaughn's conviction comes five years after he annihilated his family, but I can't help noticing that it comes just a week and a half after a dad in Wisconsin tried to do something similar. Armin Wand is accused to setting his house on fire with his wife and kids inside so he could start fresh -- only the wife and one of the kids luckily survived (sadly his sons perished). 

You have to wonder what is going through these guys' minds. Are they stupid? Just plain evil?

Let's just do some thinking here. A) Murder is NEVER the answer to any problem. Never. Ever. Never ever ever. Got that? And B) there is a very simple answer to being miserable in your life.

You leave. That's it. No ifs, no ands, no buts.

We have this thing called divorce here in America that works quite well. If a dad really decides he's such a jerk he doesn't want to have anything to do with his kids, he can even do that. Sure, he'll have to pay child support, but we have plenty of deadbeat dads in this country who haven't resorted to killing their kids to discharge the debt.

What do you think is going through the heads of these guys who murder their families?


Image via Will County Sheriff's Office

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jessi... jessicasmom1

dang it that happend fast! so sad

Mommi... MommietoJB

They are psychopathic pieces of shit! I dont understand why these types of men cant just leave and go through a divorce instead they rather take the lives of their children and face life in prison. Really?! Is it too damn hard to just abandon them &,leave them be.

Carmen Martin

The man could have gotten a divorce and relinquished his parental rights.  Instead he murdered them in blood and he gets to spend the rest of his life in a prison cell without the stripper.  How incredibly stupid. 

Tracey Plummer

Murder IS the answer to some problems. It called capital punishment and it's for guys like this...

nonmember avatar kevobx

What about his mental health, did he give the devil his due.

IHear... IHeartCake

Why do you bother asking whether he's evil?  He is a full-on sociopath.  They do not even love their own kids.  They are incapable of emotionally bonding with anyone.  Also, possibly he was on serious drugs.  In any case, he even looks evil in his photo.  Let's focus on his victims, an innocent woman and children.  I truly hope they are at peace.

hmeg89 hmeg89

I don't think the girl being a stripper is as important as you made it out to be.

Saphi... SaphiraJFire

Who care at all who he was wanting to leave with she may not even know he had a family at all.

IDK how in the world you can begin to classify this as stupid. Stupid i forgetting your purse and coffee on top of your car and driving of. This Is Not Stupid. Its premeditated callous and sick.

LadyRabbit White

i dont like the whole pointing out it was with a stripper like its an important detail especially when half the readers probably rushed to go see magic mike ,im sure she had nothing to do with him being a crazy killer  . but its horrible regardless

nonmember avatar tom

so the point of this story is "single stripper looking for a date in canada"?

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