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Schaffhausen's trial date set for April 1, 2013

HUDSON - A St. Croix County Circuit judge has scheduled an April trial date for the North Dakota man accused of killing his three young daughters.

Aaron Schaffhausen's three week trial is to start April 1st. River Falls police found the bodies of 11 year old Amara, eight year old Sophia and five year of Cecilia Schaffhausen in the home where they lived with their mother last July. An overturned gasoline can was found in the basement of the River Falls house.

Schaffhausen has pleaded not guilty to three charges of first-degree intentional homicide and one of attempted arson.