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Closing arguments set in Schaffhausen trial


ST. CROIX COUNTY (WKOW) – Attorneys are expected to give their closing arguments on Tuesday in the insanity trial of a man who admitted to killing his three daughters in River Falls.

Jurors will decide if Aaron Schaffhausen was legally sane when he killed 11-year-old Amara, 8-year-old Sophie and 5-year-old Cecilia at their River Falls home last July.

The defense maintains that Schaffhausen is not responsible for the crimes because of a mental illness.

If Schaffhausen is found to be sane, he would likely go to prison for life.  If the jury finds that he was not responsible for the murders, he could be committed to a psychiatric institution and possible released at a later date.

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