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Judge orders psychiatric exams in triple homicide case


HUDSON (WKOW) -- A judge has ordered two separate psychiatric evaluations, before trial, for the man accused of killing his three young daughters. 


Aaron Schaffhausen is charged with killing his daughters: 11-year-old Amara, eight-year-old Sophie and five-year-old Cecilia.  The killings took place last summer during a visit to their River falls home.  The girls were found deceased in their beds.

Wednesday, the judge ordered Schaffhausen's attorney to let the state have two separate experts examine him.

The Minot, North Dakota construction worker has pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect.

Last month, Schaffhausen's attorney was ordered to give prosecutors copies of the defense's mental health reports.

Another motions hearing is set for March 1.  Schaffhausen's trial is set to start April 1.

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