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.
The Aaron Schaffhausen trial moves into its third day in Hudson, Wis. Wisconsin on Thursday as prosecutors will continue making their case.
The mother of three little girls who were murdered in Wisconsin last year testified Wednesday in the first phase of her ex-husband’s murder trial.
An agonizing 911 call from the mother of three girls who were murdered by their father was played in a Hudson, Wis. Courtroom Tuesday.
Studies show the insanity defense is used in less than 1 percent of cases and only about a quarter of those cases are successful.
A Wisconsin father who admitted to killing his three little girls is heading to trial Monday.
A Wisconsin father accused of killing his three young daughters has pleaded guilty to three charges of first-degree intentional homicide, but is maintaining his insanity claim.
The River Falls, Wis. man, accused of killing his three daughters last July, was expected to change his plea to guilty in a Wisconsin court on Wednesday. Instead, no plea was made.
The River Falls, Wis., man accused of killing his three daughters plans to change his plea to guilty in a Wisconsin court on Wednesday.
Aaron Schaffhausen sat silently in the St. Croix County courtroom as Judge Howard Cameron admonished both sides. With the homicide trial set to begin in one month, the judge wants both prosecution and defense attorneys to keep their cases focused and to the point.
A judge has ordered a Wisconsin man accused of killing his three young daughters to undergo two separate psychiatric examinations prior to the beginning of his trial.
The father accused of killing his three daughters in River Falls, Wis. last summer made another appearance in court on Thursday.
A judge has accepted a father’s plea of not guilty by reason of mental disease and defect, after he was accused of killing his three daughters in their River Falls, Wis. home.
The father accused of killing his three daughters in their River Falls, Wis. home entered an insanity plea on Wednesday, according to officials.
The deadline for Aaron Schaffhausen to enter a not guilty plea by reason of “insanity” has come and gone. The Dec. 14 deadline was set by St. Croix County circuit court Judge Howard Cameron.
Aaron Schaffhausen once again showed no emotion as he was brought into the courtroom in shackles. The Defense is trying to get some evidence thrown out, including an interview where Schaffhausen sobbed when he was first arrested.
There will be another hearing in the murder case against Aaron Schaffhausen Monday in Hudson, Wis. Schaffhausen is accused of murdering his three young daughters this summer.
A father accused of murdering his three daughters in western Wisconsin headed to court Wednesday.
A grieving mother asks the realty company to take the house where her three daughters were killed off the market.
A man accused of murdering his three daughters returned to court in Wisconsin Thursday afternoon.
A man accused of murdering his three daughters is scheduled to return to court in Wisconsin on Thursday.