A jury said the Wisconsin father accused of killing his three daughters had a mental illness or defect when he committed the crime. However, the jury believes Aaron Schaffhausen knew what he was doing and therefore has rejected his insanity plea.
A Wisconsin man who has admitted he killed his three young daughters was in control of his actions and decided that his “selfish desire for revenge” was worth more than his girls’ lives, a prosecutor said during closing arguments Tuesday.
The final witness in the Aaron Schaffhausen sanity trial, a prosecution psychiatrist, took the stand Monday, testifying that Schaffhausen was sane when he committed the murders.
Jurors at the insanity trial of a man who admitted killing his three young daughters viewed graphic photos Friday of the Wisconsin scene where the children’s bodies were found.
The defense maintains that Aaron Schaffhausen was insane when he killed his three girls in their home in River Falls, Wis.
Because of the winter storm, Aaron Schaffhausen’s murder trial started late Thursday morning.
A father who admitted killing his three daughters in western Wisconsin won’t testify at his insanity trial, despite speculation going into Wednesday’s proceedings that he would.
On Tuesday, more testimony is expected from medical experts in the insanity phase of Aaron Schaffhausen’s murder trial.
Susan Allen described her son, Aaron Schaffhausen, as a little boy with big problems. He didn’t connect with adults and had very few friends.
Security will be tighter at the St. Croix County courthouse where jurors will decide whether a North Dakota man was sane when he killed his three young daughters.
The parents of a man who has admitted killing his three young daughters testified about their son’s troubled childhood and mental health issues as the second week of his sanity trial got underway in western Wisconsin.
Aaron Schaffhausen has already pleaded guilty to the stabbing murders of his three daughters at their River Falls home last summer. But what are the chances he will actually be found insane?
After an apparent potential threat on Friday during the Aaron Schaffhausen trial, Monday will see an increase in security, according to a statement from authorities.
In the first hours of jury selection in Aaron Schaffhausen’s insanity trial, a prospective juror raised her hand and said she could not be impartial. She said she believed Aaron Schaffhausen had to be insane because of the crime he had committed; stabbing to death his daughters ages 11, 8 and 5.
Defense attorneys in the Aaron Schaffhausen trial put 11 witnesses on the stand in their effort to prove he was insane when he killed his three daughters.
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