July 3, 2007
The following statement may be attributed to Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow:
“I am pleased that we will not have to go through a lengthy extradition battle that would have only served to delay Christopher Vaughn’s inevitable return to Illinois. My office stands prepared to move forward promptly with legal proceedings that will bring Mr. Vaughn to trial.
“I want to personally thank St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney Jack Banas and First Assistant State’s Attorney John Devouton for the high level of professionalism they displayed and the many professional courtesies they extended to my office while handling extradition proceedings on behalf of the state in this high-profile case.”
General Details: Depending upon Mr. Vaughn’s arrival in Will County, the earliest he could appear in court would be 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 5 in courtroom 305 of the Will County Courthouse.
During his first appearance, a copy of the charges would be presented to the court and to the defense. A date for a preliminary hearing within the next 30 days also would be scheduled. Mr. Vaughn likely will appear via video camera while in custody at the Will County Jail.
The state’s attorney’s office is not releasing details on how and when Mr. Vaughn will be transported to Will County. Transportation plans are in the hands of the Illinois State Police.
The Will County State's Attorney's Office reminds the public that charges are not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
Charles B. Pelkie
(815) 530-7110 (cellular)
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