The community in Wisconsin’s River Falls came together to help a mother overcome a devastating loss nearly three years ago, In July of 2012, Aaron Schaffhausen killed his daughters — Amara, Sophie and Cecilia. Since then, the community has worked to raise $550,000 for a memorial playground in their honor.
Three River Falls, Wis., sisters killed by their father in April of 2012 are being remembered by a playground in the community they grew up in. Next weekend, organizers are putting together a fun run in memory of Sophie, Cecilia and Amara Schaffhausen.
Thursday marks a heartbreaking anniversary for a Wisconsin community. Two years ago, three little girls, 11-year-old Amara, 8-year-old Sophie and 5-year-old Cecilia, were killed by their father in their River Falls home.
A mother whose three daughters were murdered by their father in northwestern Wisconsin is working to honor their memory, is remarried and is expecting a child. Jessica Peterson says she misses her girls a lot and will always carry the pain of their loss.
A judge has ordered the Wisconsin man who was convicted of killing his three daughters in Wisconsin to pay restitution to his ex-wife. Last year, Aaron Schaffhausen was handed three consecutive life sentences for the murders of 11-year-old Amara, 8-year-old Sophie and 5-year-old Cecilia at their River Falls home.
Crews will begin dismantling the western Wisconsin house where a father killed his three young daughters last year. Work begins Monday at the house in River Falls.
The house where Aaron Schaffhausen murdered his three daughters will be deconstructed, according to the lender that currently owns the residence. Several local organizations volunteered their services to accomplish the task.
The home where one of the most infamous murders in recent area history happened was on the auction block on Tuesday.
The opening bid for the River Falls, Wis., home — where the three Schaffhausen girls were murdered by their father — was $180,000.
Jessica Schaffhausen is auctioning off 100 pieces of her late daughters’ artwork. The money will be used to build a playground in their memory. Amara, Sophie and Cecelia were just 11, 8 and 5 when they were murdered by their father, Aaron Schaffhausen, last summer. He is now serving life in prison.
Convicted killer Aaron Schauffhausen is now in prison serving three life sentences for the murder of his daughters. A new mug of Schaffhausen was taken last Wednesday as he entered the state prison system.
The River Falls community is rallying behind Jessica Schaffhausen, who lost her three daughters, last year. Jessica’s turning the murders of 11-year-old Amara, 8-year-old Sophie, and 5-year-old Cecilia into a positive, trying to build a playground as a memorial.
The man who killed his three daughters in their River Falls, Wis. home was sentenced to three consecutive life sentences behind bars on Monday afternoon. The sentencing hearing for Aaron Schaffhausen was held in Hudson, Wis.
The man who killed his three daughters in their River Falls, Wis. home will hear his fate on Monday. A sentencing hearing for Aaron Schauffhausen is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. in Hudson, Wis.
This Friday will mark one year since a horrifying crime that rocked one Wisconsin community. Last year, Aaron Schaffhausen murdered his three daughters in their River Falls home. Amara was 11, Sophie was eight and their youngest sister Cecilia was five years old. Schaffhausen’s sentencing hearing is set for a week from Monday. To honor the girls’ memory, their mother, Jessica Schaffhausen, is trying to do something positive for the community. She wants to raise a $500,000 for what will be called the “Tri-Angels Playground.”
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.