Twelve witnesses in all were called by the prosecution in testimony that began Wednesday morning, April 10, and ended at about 4:30 p.m. A former rental car agency manager, a hotel general manager and two restaurant workers provided details about Schaffhausen’s actions the morning before he drove from St. Paul to River Falls and killed his children.
Her ex-husband was depressed when she met him, and throughout their 12-year relationship, the only constant was his obsession with video games, testified Jessica Schaffhausen in St. Croix County Court Wednesday.
A 27-year-old man convicted of fatally shooting another young man in a River Falls apartment nearly two years ago was sentenced this morning to three years in prison followed by five years extended supervision.
The defense and prosecution waded through a litany of motions in the Aaron Schaffhausen murder case in St. Croix County Circuit Court Friday morning.
Judge Howard W. Cameron, Assistant Attorney General Gary Freyberg and public defender John Kucinski sparred over some two dozen motions.
Gov. Scott Walker was in Hudson Tuesday afternoon to announce new law enforcement initiatives aimed at the protection of children and sexual assault victims as well as funds to collect DNA upon arrest.
Judge Howard Cameron fielded a slew of motions in the Aaron Schaffhausen murder case Thursday, including one filed recently.
The judge accepted Schaffhausen’s plea of not guilty by mental defect or illness filed by the defense the previous day for a ruling at the regular scheduled motion hearing Jan. 17.
Anthony Palmer Velure, 27, pleaded no contest to homicide by handling a dangerous weapon Friday, Nov. 9, in St. Croix County Circuit Court. The felony charge carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and $25,000 fine.
River Falls police arrested a 23-year-old Grantsburg man for substantial battery and a break-in after 2:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, on South Main Street. The male suspect taken into custody is black. He claimed another man followed him from behind as he was walking and taunted him with a racial slur.
The defense will be able to retain copies of specific sensitive materials in the Aaron Schaffhausen murder case following a hearing Thursday afternoon. Judge Howard W. Cameron was asked to issue a protective order on the data by state prosecutor Gary Freybeg.
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