Schaffhausen’s Parents Testify
The Aaron Schaffhausen’s insantiy defense trial continues and now the admitted killer’s parents are testifying. Schaffhausen’s mother and father have taken the stand. Schaffhausen, the man who has admitted killing his three young daughters, watched as his parents testified about their son’s troubled childhood and mental health issues
Roger Schaffhausen testified his son was a rebellious and belligerent teen who had some “run-ins with the law.” The elder Schaffhausen says his son once stole a gun, brought it to high school and was expelled.
KARE-TV reports Sue Schaffhausen testified Monday that her son became extremely depressed when he and his wife, Jessica, broke up. She also testified that mental illness was an issue for other members of her family.
Schaffhausen has plead guilty to killing 11-year-old Amara, 8-year-old Sophie and 5-year-old Cecilia at their house in River Falls last July. Today marked the start of the second week of his sanity trial in western Wisconsin.