HUDSON, Wis. (WEAU) - A judge has found that there's enough evidence that a crime was committed to bind the man accused of murdering his three daughters over for trial.
Court records show that a St. Croix County judge made the ruling Tuesday against Aaron Schaffhausen, 34, of Minot, ND.
During Tuesday's Preliminary Hearing, the court heard from the babysitter who was with the children when Schaffhausen came to the home the day of the murders.
"He said hi," Elizabeth Fallon told the court when asked what Aaron had said to her that day. "He greeted me normally."
Schaffhausen will remain in jail on $2,000,000 bond. His arraignment is scheduled for next month. He is accused of stabbing 11-year-old Amara, eight-year-old Sophie, and five-year-old Cecilia at their home in River Falls two weeks ago.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A River Falls Police receptionist says the mother of three slain children was hysterical when she called for help.
Aaron Schaffhausen faces three counts of first-degree intentional homicide in the deaths of his daughters. Investigators say he showed up at the home they shared with their mother, his ex-wife Jessica Schaffhausen, on July 10 while she was out and slit the girls' throats.
Ailene Splittgerber testified at Aaron Schaffhausen's preliminary hearing Tuesday in St. Croix County that she answered a call from Jessica Schaffhausen on July 10. She says the woman was in tears and told her that her ex-husband had called her and said he had killed the children.
Splittgerber says the call lasted about 40 minutes. She says Jessica Schaffhausen was crying and hysterical the entire time.