Pretrial hearing held in death of 3 Wis. sisters
HUDSON, Wis. (AP) — A man charged with murdering his three daughters in River Falls last July has a few weeks to consider whether he will enter an insanity plea.
At a pretrial hearing Wednesday, a judge told Aaron Schaffhausen’s attorney he has until Dec. 14 to file a motion to plead not guilty by reason of insanity.
The Star Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/10elcT3 ) that St. Croix County Circuit Court Judge Howard Cameron also gave the defense until Dec. 28 to request a change of venue.
The 35-year-old Schaffhausen faces three counts of first-degree intentional homicide for the deaths of 11-year-old Amara, 8-year-old Sophie and 5-year-old Cecilia.
All three girls were found tucked into their beds, with their throats slit. Cecilia was also strangled.
Schaffhausen faces the possibility of life in prison if convicted.