Wisconsin officials release new mug shot Schaffhausen as he enters prison


A new mug shot of Aaron Schaffhausen has been released as the admitted killer enters the Wisconsin prison system, KARE 11 reports.

The photo, released by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, was taken July 17.

Schaffhausen was sentenced last week to three consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole last week for murder of his three daughters.

He pleaded guilty to the July 2012 murder of the girls -- 11-year-old Amara, 8-year-old Sophie, and 5-year-old Cecilia -- but his insanity defense was rejected by a jury in April.

Meanwhile, the community of River Falls, Wis., where the girls were murdered, held a rally Saturday in the girls' honor.

WCCO-TV reports that the girls' mother, Jessica, was met by nearly 1,300 supporters at an event to raise funds for the future Tri-Angels Playground in memory of the three girls.

Saturday's run and walk event raised $48,000 for the project.

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