Babysitter: Schaffhausen 'slightly gruff' but normal the day 3 daughters killed

The babysitter who had been with the three River Falls girls the day they were killed said in court that she had no suspicion that their father might harm them, KSTP reports. And the River Falls police employee who took the call that day from the girls' mother said she was hysterical and "her ex-husband had called her and said that she could come home now, that he had killed the children." A judge ordered that prosectors have sufficient evidence to try Aaron Schaffhausen in the case.
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The babysitter who had been with the three River Falls, Wis., girls the day they were killed said in court that she had no suspicion that their father might harm them, KSTP reports.

Aaron Schaffhausen greeted Fallon Elizabeth Moore normally, she said, KSTP reported. She said Schaffhausen "seemed slightly gruff, but not impolite," saying that was normal behavior for him.

A police operator and police officer also testified in a St. Croix County Circuit Court Tuesday, and a judge said there was sufficient evidence to try Schaffhausen. KSTP has more:

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