HUDSON, Wis. — The attorney for a North Dakota man charged with killing his three young daughters in Wisconsin says the defense will provide evidence that shows the defendant was delusional and depressed before the girls were slain.

Defense lawyer John Kucinski says Aaron Schaffhausen had been depressed for quite a while and was taking medication. Kucinski tells the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram there were people who were concerned about his abnormal behavior, including his ex-wife who told relatives Schaffhausen had serious problems.

The Minot, N.D., construction worker, who turns 35 Wednesday, is being held in the St. Croix County Jail on $2 million cash bond. A judge on Tuesday ruled there’s enough evidence to hold Schaffhausen for trial.

Eleven-year-old Amara, 8-year-old Sophie and 5-year-old Cecilia Schaffhausen were found slain in their River Falls home July 10.

(2) comments

Johnny A
Johnny A

This selfish POS was mad at his ex-wife so decided he was going to "show the b***h!* Probably blames it on everyone and everything but himself. Too bad he didn't have the guts to kill himself after he killed his kids so the State of Wisconsin taxpayers wouldn't have to support him for the rest of his life..


Delusional? He knew exactly what he was doing, that's why he turned himself in. He deserves the worst punishment possible. What a piece of garbage. RIP little angels.

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.