Man arrested in Colorado for the Texas slaughter of his wife and son

FORT WORTH, Texas – A Fort Worth man has been arrested in Colorado on capital murder charges for the massacre last week of his wife and their 3-month-old son on their Texas home.

Fort Worth authorities say the 35-year-old Craig Vandewege was pulled over for a traffic stop in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, after police received a call Wednesday night a man in a supermarket was talking about a murder. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports ( he wore two pistols and two other firearms in his car.

The authorities are not saying what evidence they have linking Vandewege to the death of his 36-year-old woman, Shanna, and their son, Diederick. Both had their throats cut. Their funerals were this week in Colorado.

Vandewege was held on Thursday the 1 million dollar bail.


Information: Fort Worth Star-Telegram,

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