What a sickening twist.
According to local Texas newspaper Star-Telegram, on Thursday Craig Vandewege was arrested for the murder of his wife Shanna Vandewege and his 3-month-old infant son Diederik.
As we previously reported, Craig claimed he came home on the evening of December 15 to find Shanna and Diederik dead with their throats slit. The shocking murder occurred shortly after the couple relocated from Colorado to Texas for new jobs.
At the time of our report, Vandewege was not considered a suspect and had been cooperating with police.
Unfortunately, the dad was arrested in Colorado for capital murder a little more than a week after the killings while in town for the Shanna and Diederik’s funerals.
In an interesting twist, Vandewege was initially arrested for speeding, and it was assumed he was on the run from suspicious cops back in Texas.
Upon questioning from police, Vandewege told the responding officers:
“It’s been a long week, my wife and kid were murdered in Texas.”
Eerily enough, the cop noted Craig “was showing no emotion while telling this”.
The officer also revealed:
“I did not observe a wedding band on Craig’s left ring finger, but he stated a wedding ring was in his pocket along with numerous condoms.”
In addition, the officer located numerous boxes of different caliber ammunition, empty gas cans, camouflage clothing, numerous bottles of medication, an AR-15-style rifle and a .22-caliber revolver in the perp’s car.
Once in a custody, Craig was just about to post bail when cops learned of the murder warrant in Texas. Authorities there subsequently barred him from leaving the station.
As of now, the murder suspect is still in custody on $1 million dollar bond.
To make this disgusting situation even worse, Shanna’s dad had previously expressed support for his son-in-law, saying:
“I believe in him and so do all of the other family members and friends gathered. Until you have had to deal with the mixed emotions that we’ve been experiencing since this episode, do not be judgmental lest you be judged.”
We’ll keep you updated as this cases progresses.
[Image via Garfield County Sheriff’s Office.]