Wisconsin prosecutor charges North Dakota man with killing 3 daughters
RIVER FALLS - St. Croix County District Attorney Eric Johnson filed three counts of first-degree intentional homicide Thursday against 34-year-old Aaron Schaffhausen of Minot.
Police discovered the bodies of 11-year-old Amara Schaffhausen, 8-year-old Sophie Schaffhausen and 5-year-old Cecilia Schaffhausen in the house the girls shared with their mother in River Falls on Tuesday. The Schaffhausens divorced last year.
Autopsy reports show three sisters found dead in their beds in River Falls suffered neck injuries.
Investigators say Aaron Schaffhausen unexpectedly visited the girls Tuesday while their mother was out, then called her to say he had harmed them. He later turned himself in to police.
About 300 people gathered in a park for a memorial vigil to remember three young sisters found dead in their home in River Falls.
Girls in soccer uniforms wrote number 36 on their cheeks in honor of the teammate they lost -- 11-year-old Amara Schaffhausen. She and her sisters, 8-year-old Sophie and 5-year-old Cecilia, died Tuesday. Police are holding their father on possible homicide charges. Teammates cried and hugged each other and wrote messages to Amara on a soccer ball Wednesday night at Glen Park.
The Star Tribune says some family members and friends attended a private service at the family's church, Unitarian Universalist Society of River Falls.
A judge set his bail at $2 million.