MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin appeals court says a man who killed his young daughters to hurt his ex-wife was properly convicted.
Prosecutors charged Aaron Schaffhausen with killing his three girls at their River Falls home in 2012. He pleaded guilty but maintained he was insane. A jury determined, however, that he didn’t lack the capacity to understand his conduct was wrong.READ MORE: 'Masks are back', Covid ICU Hospitalizations Rise Across MN Again
Schaffhausen argued the trial judge wrongly told jurors to decide who qualified as expert witnesses and failed to provide expert witnesses’ reports to the jury.READ MORE: Canadian Wildfires Bring Smoke To Minnesota, Concerning Experts
The 3rd District Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that letting jurors decide who was an expert was harmless and Schaffhausen didn’t identify anything in the reports that wasn’t presented to the jury in court.
Schaffhausen’s attorney says he’ll ask the state Supreme Court to hear the case.MORE NEWS: How Does A Park Become A State Park?
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