Naturally, there are exceptions to that commonality. One example happened yesterday in a trial in Joliet, Illinois. Four members of the Vaughn family were killed in 2007, and the one surviving member--the father--became the one and only suspect. It took 5 years to get the case to trial, but yesterday the jury took only 50 minutes to convict Christopher Vaughn of four counts of murder.
|Blake, Kimberly, Abigayle, Christopher, and Cassandra at their home in Oswego, Ill.|
This beautiful family was destroyed, and countless other lives changed forever at their loss, because one man wanted to live a solitary life in the wilderness. Mr. Vaughn will most likely get his wish in prison and when he dies.
But at least for the latter, God's mercy and forgiveness surpasses all understanding. He might take comfort in that, if he is a believer.