Certain elements of the story didn't seem to add up:Hey, pal, leave us out of your lame alibi. And when I say “pal”, I mean it in that special nasty way.
The Oswego [Illinois] family was reportedly taking a day trip to a water park in Springfield when Christopher Vaughn left Interstate 55 and drove onto a frontage road when his wife became ill. He then decided to adjust a loose luggage rack on top of the SUV at which time he reportedly said he was shot. The first 911 call for help came at 5:25 a.m. from a passerby who saw Vaughn on the side of the road.
There are many water parks in Illinois, a number of them closer to Oswego than Springfield, which is a three hour drive. And even supposing the family had a particular fondness for Knight's Action Park and Caribbean Water Adventure in Springfield, that park doesn't open until 10 a.m.
Who needs a luggage rack for a day trip? And who drives way off the highway to a frontage road when a passenger begins to feel ill?
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
The Knight's Defense
I didn’t realize Springfield’s Knight’s Action Park figured into that story about the northern Illinois dad accused of killing his family. From Eric Zorn’s blog: