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In 2007, Chris Vaughn was arrested during a funeral for his wife and three children. He would be tried and convicted of their murders. To this day he maintains no memory of what occurred that tragic day 20 years ago. Murder in Illinois follows the complicated circumstances that led to Vaughn’s conviction, as well as the forensic evidence his supporters believe proves his innocence- in attempt to answer one question: Who killed the Vaughn family?

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In 2007, Chris Vaughn was arrested during a funeral for his wife and three children. He would be tried and convicted of their murders. To this day he maintains no memory of what occurred that tragic day 20 years ago. Murder in Illinois follows the complicated circumstances that led to Vaughn’s conviction, as well as the forensic evidence his supporters believe proves his innocence- in attempt to answer one question: Who killed the Vaughn family?

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    Miami - MIM E1

    Miami - MIM E1

    Phil Stanford leaves political reporting in Washington D.C. to cover crime stories and stumbles directly into the dangerous, cocaine-fueled world of Miami in the early 1980s. In the process he finds himself intertwined with an unsolved murder after a chance encounter at a dive bar with a private detective named Clay Williams.
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    Introducing: "Murder in Miami"

    Introducing: "Murder in Miami"

    In the 1980s crime journalist Phil Stanford dove into the decadent and dangerous world of Miami just as the city was becoming the cocaine- and murder- capital of the United States. His path would place him in the crosshairs of a federal investigation focusing on a mysterious and controversial drug smuggling pilot who claimed to be an operative of the American government- all while flaunting his extensive illicit activity. Murder in Miami traces the connection between the murder of a missing Miami private investigator to the sprawling roots of an international money laundering scheme as Stanford tries to make sense of his role in a surreal story of spies, smugglers, killers and corruption. All reaching to the highest levels on both sides of the law.
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    The Tragedy - MII E1

    The Tragedy - MII E1

    In the quiet pre-dawn hours of June 14th, 2007 the Vaughn family- Christopher, his wife Kimberly and their three children- set out for an impromptu trip to a waterpark. The family would never arrive.

    • 41 min
    Before - MII E2

    Before - MII E2

    Before Christopher Vaughn was known as a convicted killer, he was a son and a brother in the Vaughn family of Missouri, the eldest of Gail and Pierre Vaughn’s three boys. He would meet his wife- and become a father- while he was still a teenager.

     

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    • 42 min
    Family Dynamics - MII E3

    Family Dynamics - MII E3

    As a young couple Kimberly and Christopher struggle with financial insecurity, the pressures of parenting and the growing dysfunction between their two families.

     

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    • 43 min
    Devastation - MII E4

    Devastation - MII E4

    Gail receives an unfathomable call as news of the horrific family massacre dominates the media. Chris Vaughn is interrogated, while still in a hospital gown, within hours of the killings.

     

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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

3.0 out of 5
2.5K Ratings

2.5K Ratings

Jcoop75 ,

Bless their hearts

Does this family really believe what they are saying or are they just so desperate that they’ll believe anything?
I have never listened to a podcast that made me say “oh BULLSH*T” over and over again.
He killed his family. Y’all know it. I know it. But, bless their hearts, that family is all the way in denial. And this podcast is a slap right in face to that girl’s family. Shame on you.

Begelll ,

Wow

Wow, first off I stumbled on the show on Spotify, which from what I can tell has no way to review… or see reviews or rating, super annoying. Anyway Episode one definitely caught my eye and I jumped on apple without seeing the ratings/reading the reviews. They’re all true. Episode 2 is god awful. I will not continue. I’m not sure if it’s editing.. I mean, I am actually, this podcast shouldn’t exist. The family victim blaming is just disgusting and gross. The vayn family goes on and on about how awesome their son is and how terrible Kimberly's family is. At one point either the mom or dad actually refers to their son as “a knight in shinning armor” for sticking around and marrying kimberly for getting HER pregnant. I mean what the f. They go on and on about how kimberly’s family looks down on the vayns for not attending college, but also say that Chris needs to break up with Kimberly so he can attend……college. They basically blame Kimberly for anything Chris does wrong. The whole thing is just out of control. I cannot believe someone actually produced then released this garbage. I had to stop listening due to anger and just literally feeling sick to my stomach… kudos to people who made it through the whole series, you’re gross to.

Concerned humanitarian ,

No journalistic integrity shown

Despite court records, evidence to the contrary, and extensive testimony this podcast attempts to sully the victims in death.

Disgusting use of a platform. You could truly take the script from “True Story; 2015”…or several other similar movies to tell where this sociopath dreamed up his new defense. Don’t believe his new legal tactics.

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