Schaffhausen home to be torn down, plot sold for charity
RIVER FALLS -- The house in River Falls where three young sisters were killed by their father last year will be torn down and the plot sold.
Proceeds will benefit the Tri-Angels Playground in River Falls, Wisconsin which is being built in honor of Amara, Sophie and Cecilia. A spokeswoman for Affinity Plus Credit Union, which now owns the home after it was foreclosed, tells the Leader-Telegram newspaper in Eau Claire they worked with the mother of the murdered children, Jessica Schaffhausen, to do the right thing -- and determined that was to donate anything salvageable within the home to the St. Croix Valley Habitat For Humanity and contribute any profit to the playground.
Earlier this year, Aaron Schaffhausen pled guilty to three counts of first-degree intentional homicide and is now serving three consecutive life sentences.