In River Falls, Wis., there is a tremendous outpouring of support for Jessica Schaffhausen, who on Tuesday will mourn with others at a memorial service for her three daughters. The girls — 11-year-old Amara, 8-year-old Sophie, and 5-year-old Cecilia — were killed a week ago today. Their father, 34-year old Aaron Schaffhausen, has been charged in the slayings.
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Her uncle says Jessica Schaffhausen is doing "amazingly well" since her three daughters were found dead in their home last week. The family asked news media to stay away from a memorial service for the girls in River Falls. Family members hope it helps bring some closure. The girls' father, Aaron Schaffhausen, is charged with three counts of first-degree murder.
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Twelve-year-old Marissa Metzler, of Troy, Wis., was doing a kickboard exercise in a swim club pool when her heart stopped and she lost consciousness, the River Falls Journal reports. Three quick-thinking and fast-acting teenage club mates rushed to her aid, and she survived.
Prosecutors add arson charge to triple murder case in River Falls
Aaron Schaffhausen already faced murder charges for allegedly killing his three daughters in the River Falls, Wisconsin, home the girls shared with his ex-wife. The new arson charge is punishable by up to 20 years in prison. Authorities say Schaffhausen poured gasoline on the basement floor of the house.
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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