A new playground in River Falls, Wis., opened Saturday in honor of the three Schaffhausen girls. The young girls were murdered by their father in their River Falls home three years ago. Their mother, Jessica Peterson, who remarried, decided to build the playground memorial to remember them.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Aaron Schaffhausen’s sentencing date for the murder of his three young girls is set for July 15. That is almost a year to the day that he murdered Amara, 11, Sophie, 8, and Cecelia, 5, at their River Falls, Wis., home.
The Aaron Schaffhausen trial moves into its third day in Hudson, Wis. Wisconsin on Thursday as prosecutors will continue making their case.
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.
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.
A grieving mother asks the realty company to take the house where her three daughters were killed off the market.
You don’t expect it in any community, much less the small, tight-knit one of River Falls, Wis.