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Jurors watch video of Schaffahusen interrogation

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Ellsworth Wisconsin 126 S. Chestnut St. 54011

HUDSON -- Jurors saw an emotional Aaron Schaffhausen yesterday when the video footage of his police interrogation was played in the courtroom.

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Schaffhausen eventually broke down crying and admitted that there was no need for investigators to look for other suspects in the deaths of his daughters, 11-year-old Amara, 8-year-old Sophie and 5-year-old Cecilia.

Their mother, Jessica Schaffhausen, testified that the couple filed for divorce in August 2011, and his depression led her to end their marriage. Jessica also told the jury that Aaron would sometimes call her 30 times in a row in the months after the divorce, but in the weeks before the murders she believed his depression was improving Aaron Schaffhausen pled guilty to the murders of his daughters, and jurors are deciding whether he was sane at the time, which would mean life in prison, or was not responsible due to mental illness and should be committed to a psychiatric institution.

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