Vaughn will stay in St. Charles for now
St. Louis, MO – A judge this morning (Tuesday) set a hearing for July 25th to discuss the extradition of Christopher Vaughn, the man accused of killing his wife and children earlier this month.
That means instead of being sent back to Illinois to face murder charges, Vaughtn will remain jailed in St. Charles County, Missouri.
Vaughn was arrested in suburban St. Louis on Saturday before a memorial service for his wife and three children. They were found shot to death on June 14th in an SUV park on a service road in Will County, Ill., outside Chicago.
Attorney David Waltrip today wouldn't discuss specifically why he's challenging Vaughn's extradition, saying he still hasn't seen the order signed by the governors in Illinois and Missouri.
St. Charles Prosecutor Jack Banas says Vaughn won't succeed in his efforts to avoid a return to Illinois. He says he's confident Vaughn eventually will be sent back to Illinois to face murder charges.