Nearly 12 years into four life sentences he is serving for the coldblooded killings of his wife and three young children, convicted murderer Christopher Vaughn has been moved from a maximum-security state prison to a medium-security facility.
Christopher Vaughn, 44, was transferred this week from maximum-security Menard Correction Center in downstate Chester to Pinckneyville Correctional Center, about 30 miles away.
Vaughn was convicted in 2012 of killing his wife, Kimberly Vaughn, and three children — Blake, 8, Cassandra, 11, and Abigayle, 12.
Early in the morning of June 14, 2007, the Vaughn family left their Oswego home and headed to a Springfield water park. Along the way, Vaughn pulled off Interstate 55 in Channahon and headed down a secluded stretch of the frontage road, ostensibly to check a cargo bin on the roof of his SUV.