Schaffhausen misses deadline to file insanity plea

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A man accused of killing his three daughters last summer did not meet the court’s deadline for a not guilty by reason of insanity plea Friday, the Hudson Observer reported.

Public defender John Kuscinski said his client, Aaron Schaffhausen, would likely appear in court next at a hearing in January, the newspaper reported.

Schaffhausen, is charged with three counts of first-degree intentional homicide in the deaths of Amara 11, Sophie, 8, and Cecilia, 5 in their River Falls, Wis., home July 10.

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