Mug shot for Craig Vandewege, 35. (Glenwood Springs Police)
A 35-year-old man is charged Texas police with the murder of his wife and their little son by their throats cut.
Craig Vandewege’s wife Shanna, 36, and 3-month-old son, Diederick, were found dead in their Fort Worth home Dec. 15. Officers in Colorado took Vandewege in custody Wednesday after he told a person in a supermarket that he is on the run from the police, even though he was not, Fox 4 in Dallas reported. He was charged with capital murder.
Vandewege had called 911 to report finding his wife and son dead in bed when he came home. Their funerals were this week in Colorado.
Fort Worth police went to the house and asked Vandewege about the murders
“The lord Vandewege denied any knowledge of this horrific attack,” police said in a press release on Thursday.
Fox 4 reported that Vandewege was arrested in Glenwood Springs, near Denver. Police there received a call saying a man had walked into a 7-Eleven, identified himself as “Craig Alan,” asked to borrow a phone and said: “he was on the run from the police.”
A short time later, Vandewege was stopped in his vehicle for speeding. The police says he is against the agent who stopped him, “It’s been a long week, my wife and child are murdered in Texas,” the station reported. The report says Vandewege spoke to the officer, without emotion.
The station also reported that Vandewege gave the officer an insurance card that was expired and refused a request to get out of the vehicle.
Officers eventually coaxed him out and then searched the vehicle. They found two pistols, an AR-15-style rifle and other firearms.
The police also notes that when asked whether he had any knives in his possession, Vandewege told the agents that he was not a “knife man”, according to the station.
Fort Worth police have an arrest warrant on the murder of the costs if Vandewege was the posting of a bond securing his release on two traffic violations, speeding, and not proof of insurance.
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