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Created: 08/27/2013 7:45 AM KSTP.com | Print |  Email
By: Jennie Olson

Schaffhausen's Friend Sentenced to Probation


Joseph Rollag

A defense witness accused of threatening prosecutors during the Aaron Schaffhausen trial has been sentenced to probation.
    
Joseph Rollag was arrested at the St. Croix County courthouse in April. He's a friend of Schaffhausen and was scheduled to testify on his behalf. Schaffhausen was convicted of killing his three daughters and was sentenced to life in prison.
    
Court documents say a nurse who was evaluating Rollag said he was sitting outside the courthouse and was having thoughts of harming or killing prosecutors and witnesses testifying against Schaffhausen.
    
WQOW-TV says Rollag has been sentenced to 18 months of probation with the condition he continue mental health treatment.

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