Attorneys for Christopher Vaughn, Oswego man convicted of murdering wife, 3 kids, seek his release

Christopher Vaughn family found fatally shot in SUV near Channahon, in Will County

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Tuesday, September 7, 2021
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The Oswego man's family was found shot to death inside an SUV parked near Channahon in 2007.

CHANNAHON, Ill. (WLS) -- Attorneys for an Oswego man convicted of murdering his wife and three children are pushing for his release from prison.

Christopher Vaughn was convicted nine years ago for the murder of his wife and three kids, who were found shot to death inside the family's SUV, parked near Channahon in 2007.

Vaughn is claiming his wife killed their children before killing herself.

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And an attorney for Vaughn said his team is pursuing "a number of avenues" toward his innocence.

They said Monday they plan on asking Gov. JB Pritzker for clemency.

The Will County State's Attorney's Office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.