Madison
60° F
Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy
Advertisement

Psychiatrist: Man who killed daughters not insane

Published On: Apr 08 2013 04:01:13 PM CDT
HUDSON, Wis. -

A psychiatrist has testified that a man who admitted killing his three young daughters in western Wisconsin is not insane.

Dr. Ralph Baker testified for the prosecution Monday as the second week of Aaron Schaffhausen's insanity trial got underway.

Baker spent nearly four hours interviewing Schaffhausen. Baker told jurors he believes that Schaffhausen has major depression disorder but was not insane the day he killed 11-year-old Amara, 8-year-old Sophie and 5-year-old Cecilia at their house in River Falls last July.

KARE-TV reports Baker says Schaffhausen told him what happened at the house was a "spur of the moment thing."

Schaffhausen told Baker he tried to help Cecilia find her shoes, and the next thing he knew, he had his hands on her neck and was strangling her.

Advertisement
  • Marysville Pilchuck school shooting 4

    KOMO

    2 dead in school shooting near Seattle, sources say

    A school shooting has been reported at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington, about 35 miles north of Seattle.

  • Craig Spencer

    CNN

    America's Ebola patients

    An American doctor who was working with Ebola patients in Guinea was been diagnosed with the disease after returning to New York. Learn more about him and America's other Ebola victims.

  • Hot peppers

    Karimala/iStock

    Notable food recalls

    A North Carolina producer of peppers and hot sauces is voluntarily recalling 6,215 pounds of fresh serrano chili peppers because some tested positive for salmonella. Here are other notable food recalls that made headlines.

  • jack-o-lantern Halloween pumpkin

    Juliet James/SXC

    Halloween

    Games, recipes, trick-or-treating, scary movies and everything else you need to make your Halloween extra spooky.

  • Politician, politics, debate, election

    iStock / bns124

    Election Coverage

    Get up-to-date on political stories, Reality Check the latest political ads, learn about the candidates and find election results in our special section.

  • Ebola virus pink

    CDC

    Ebola special coverage

    Get the latest news on the Ebola outbreak and resources to help you learn more about the deadly virus.

Advertisement