Arson Charge for Father Accused of Killing River Falls Girls
The man accused of killing his three young daughters in River Falls is facing an additional charge.
Prosecutors have filed an attempted arson charge against Aaron Schaffhausen. The 35-year-old father is already facing three counts of first-degree intentional homicide. Eleven-year-old Amara, 9-year-old Sophie and 5-year-old Cecilia Schaffhausen were killed July 10 in the home they shared with their mother, Schaffhausen's ex-wife.
The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports an investigator smelled gas in the basement of the River Falls home and found a gas container had been tipped over.
The Minot, N.D., construction worker is being held in the St. Croix County Jail on $2 million cash bond. An arraignment hearing is scheduled for Aug. 28.
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