Murder in Illinois

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Subscribers: 536
Reviews: 9

Helen
 Sep 23, 2021
very disappointed. I love wrongful conviction podcasts. However this one was one sided and the "new evidence" consists of the perpetrator changing their story and then the podcast doing a reenactment of the new story. Bizarre.


 Sep 16, 2021

Jeni
 Aug 23, 2021
How many ads can you possibly fit into one single episode?! Greedy much?

Jessamy Barker
 Aug 19, 2021
Completely compelling, I was hooked in ten minutes

p
 Aug 8, 2021
horribly one sided.

Description

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?

Episode Date
Ep 12 | Resolve
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The final episode of Murder in Illinois summarizes the case against Christopher Vaughn, the new evidence uncovered in the podcast, updates his legal status and revisits those involved for their final thoughts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 23, 2021
Ep 11 | Reconstruction
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Lauren Bright Pacheco finally meets Chris Vaughn in person before Bill Clutter mounts an ambitious crime scene reconstruction. Crime Scene Technician Katie Hartman strenuously tests the scenarios put forth by both the prosecution and defense before weighing in with her thoughts on what took place June 14th, 2007. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 16, 2021
Ep 10 | Re-evaluation
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Chris Vaughn possibly lands significant support when social justice activist and host of the Wrongful Convictions podcast, Jason Flom, agrees to look into his case. Bill Clutter also uncovers a troubling aspect to the timeline and testimony that secured Vaughn’s indictment in 2007. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 09, 2021
Ep 9 | Writings
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Written words have played a variety of roles throughout the history of this tragedy. They’ve been used to insinuate, accuse and incriminate but they also offer insight and revelations potentially resulting in new evidence. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 02, 2021
Ep 8 | Reexamination
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Fourteen years after Christopher Vaughn was sentenced to four consecutive life terms for the murders of his wife and three children we revisit the evidence that led to his conviction. In this episode we’ll break down the circumstantial and forensic evidence that possibly led to a conviction based on what could be emotional and confirmation bias. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 26, 2021
Ep 7 | The Trial
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In August of 2012, five years after his arrest before his family’s funeral in June 2007, Christopher Vaughn’s murder trail began. The Will County State’s Attorney’s office originally sought the death penalty, which has since been abolished in Illinois. As a result, Vaughn’s original defense was dismantled and he headed to court represented by a public defender. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 19, 2021
Ep 6 | Initial Defense
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As Vaughn faces the death penalty, his initial defense team is faced with increasingly negative optics and overcoming significant gaps in Chris’s recollection of the killings. Four years into mounting a case for Vaughn’s innocence, their efforts are rendered useless. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 12, 2021
Ep 5 | The Arrest
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As Christopher Vaughn prepares to bury his wife and three children, handcuffs are placed on his wrists. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 05, 2021
Ep 4 | Devastation
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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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 29, 2021
Ep 3 | Family Dynamics
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As a young couple Kimberly and Christopher struggle with financial insecurity, the pressures of parenting and the growing dysfunction between their two families. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 22, 2021
Ep 2 | Before
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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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 15, 2021
Ep 1 | The Tragedy
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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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 08, 2021
Trailer 2 | Who Killed The Vaughn Family?
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On July 8th, we re-examine a case that’s been tightly closed to shed light on whether Christopher Vaughn was justly charged, tried and convicted- and explore whether pertinent facts and later developments that could have been utilized in his defense were overlooked or ignored. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 01, 2021
Trailer 1 | Introducing Murder in Illinois
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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 14 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? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 22, 2021
Ep 12 | Epilogue
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In the final episode of Murder in Oregon, Phil, the Francke brothers and Mike’s friends and colleagues share their thoughts on Michael Francke, his murder and the individuals who’ve avoided justice for the past thirty years. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 09, 2020
Ep 11 | Habeas Corpus
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The past ten episodes have been driven by the question: Who killed Michael Francke? Here is a recapitulation of the players, timeline, evidence covered... And a huge development regarding Frank Gable’s fight for freedom. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 02, 2020
Ep 10 | Victims
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Throughout this podcast we've seen the victimization of people caught in the crosshairs of politics and corruption. Lives twisted or destroyed by those with great power and little accountability. This episode addresses one of the darkest political scandals in Oregon's history - a woman deeply damaged as a result of a childhood disrupted, by a man who became one of the most powerful men in Oregon...and how that scandal played into the investigation of Mike Francke's murder. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 26, 2019
Ep 9 | Darkness
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A sworn statement, unearthed in 2004, presents some very damning information involving one of Michael Francke's former co-workers. It also could have greatly aided in the defense of Frank Gable, were it presented during his trial. That document, along with others, sparks renewed interest in the Francke murder and once again places Phil at odds with his former employer. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 19, 2019
Ep 8 | Judgement
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More than two years after Michael Francke's murder, a small time drug dealer named Frank Gable would be tried for the crime. The basis for the case and the outcome of the trial would shock and outrage many- including Kevin Francke. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 12, 2019
Ep 7 | Patsy
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More than a year after Michael Francke's death, public and political pressure is mounting to capture his killer. Then, in April of 1990, a small time Salem drug dealer named Frank Gable is arrested and indicted for his murder. But the case the state mounts against him raises serious questions and concerns. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 05, 2019
Ep 6 | Rooster
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Many people, including those closest to him, believe Tim 'Rooster' Natividad was involved in the murder of Michael Francke. His former girlfriend - and mother of his son - lays out the terrifying timeline of their relationship and the period leading up to, and after, Francke's murder. And it links to the mysterious man in the pinstripe suit. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 28, 2019
Ep 5 | Depravity
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The search for Mike's killer leads to a woman whose dysfunctional upbringing in Salem's drug scene was closely linked to corruption in Corrections. And the staggering violence and trauma she experienced is peppered with names closely tied to the Francke murder investigation. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 21, 2019
Ep 4 | Corruption
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A deep dive into the history of corruption in Salem reveals a long and sordid relationship between criminal and political powers. It also leads to a troubled and violent man some believe murdered Michael Francke. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 14, 2019
Ep 3 | Breaking Point
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Months after Mike's murder, the official investigation seems to stall. Frustrated, Pat and Kevin link up with newspaper columnist Phil Stanford. Their combined efforts lead them to a controversial confession, a mysterious sketch of a possible suspect and the fury of Salem government officials. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 07, 2019
Ep 2 | Discrepancies
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Inconsistencies in the narrative bring about issues as the official investigation into Michael Francke’s murder unfolds. The Francke family raise concerns that Mike was targeted and are met with resistance from state officials. By the time they get his autopsy report, all bets are off. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 31, 2019
Ep 1 | The Murder
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In January of 1989 the director of Oregon’s Department of Corrections, Michael Francke, was brutally stabbed to death outside his office building in Salem. His killing was quickly ruled a “car burglary gone wrong”, but inconsistencies soon called the official investigation into question. Was Michael Francke murdered...or assassinated? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 24, 2019
Trailer 2 | Who Killed Michael Francke?
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On October 24th we'll re-open the Michael Francke Murder case, shining new light on those who escaped justice. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 17, 2019
Trailer 1 | Introducing Murder in Oregon
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The premiere trailer for Murder in Oregon. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 09, 2019