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River Falls mom objects to sale of house where kids were killed


Edina Realty has dropped its listing of the River Falls, Wis., home where three girls were slain last summer, the Pioneer Press and the Star Tribune report. The girls' mother, Jessica Schaffhausen, says she objected to the sale because it would profit homeowner Aaron Schaffhausen, who is in a St. Croix County jail pending a scheduled April trial in the killings of Amara, 11, Sophie, 8, and Cecilia, 5.

A public relations specialist for Edina said Aaron's Schaffhausen's mother sought the sale. "After some further investigation we found out that Mr. Schaffhausen could potentially profit from the sale, and after receiving a request from Jessica Schaffhausen, we've chosen to cancel the listing," the spokeswoman, Maria Verven, said in the Pioneer Press.

Jessica Schaffhausen lived in the house with the girls; Aaron Schaffhausen is accused of killing them when he had returned on a visit from North Dakota, where he had been living.

A not guilty plea was entered on his behalf when Schaffhausen stood mute in court at a late August hearing.

Schaffhausen is next scheduled to appear in court for a hearing on Wednesday.

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