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Father Charged With Three Counts Of First-Degree Intential Homicide For Killing Kids

Friday, July 13th, 2012 at 7:45 am

A North Dakota man has been charged in the killing of his three young daughters in Wisconsin.

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.

Authorities have not said how the girls died.

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.

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