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Wis. dad slit daughters' throats as revenge against ex wife: prosecutor Prosecutors won't have to 4-chlorodehydromethyltestosterone prove Aaron Schaffhausen killed his daughters at their River Falls home last July 2012. The defense will have to prove he had a mental disease or defect, and that he lacked substantial capacity to appreciate that what he did was wrong or couldn't control his impulses. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Elizabeth Flores/AP Aaron Schaffhausen stands as jurors leave the courtroom during opening statements in a St. Croix County Courtroom in Hudson, Wis., Tuesday.
HUDSON, Wis. The day his ex wife could legally remarry, Aaron Schaffhausen hopped aboard a train and left North Dakota to go back to Wisconsin. The next day, he cut their three young daughters' throats, wrapped their necks with his spare T shirts and tucked them into bed.
Prosecutors used those details in opening statements Tuesday to press their case that Schaffhausen was driven by revenge not mental illness and decided the best way to punish his ex wife was to kill their girls. His defense attorney argued that Schaffhausen sank into depression after the divorce and couldn't control his emotions or actions.
Jurors will weigh those contrasting portraits to decide if Schaffhausen, 35, was sane when he killed his three daughters 11 year old Amara, 8 year old Sophie and 5 year old Cecilia on July 10 in River Falls.
As Buy Cheap Jintropin Online testimony began, jurors heard a recording of a 40 minute 911 call from Schaffhausen's ex wife, Jessica Schaffhausen, in which she begged police to send officers to check on her daughters.
"My ex husband just called and said he killed my kids," she told the dispatcher.
In his opening statement, Wisconsin Assistant Attorney General Gary Freyberg said Aaron Schaffhausen was angry because he thought his ex wife had begun seeing another man.
"Help was available if he wanted it. He didn't want help; he wanted revenge," Freyberg said. "He was so angry and Equipoise Best For Vascularity And Hardness so bitter that he decided to punish her in a way that he calculated would cause her the most harm possible."
Elizabeth Flores/AP State Prosecutor Gary Freyberg turns to Aaron Schaffhausen and his attorneys as he holds a picture of Schaffhausen's three children during opening statements in Schaffhausen's murder trial.
Besides the timing of the killings right after a six month waiting period for remarriage written into the couple's divorce decree Freyberg cited as evidence of Schaffhausen's planning that he brought the tool he used to cut his daughters' throats with him from North Dakota and tried to destroy evidence afterward.
Defense attorney John Kucinski described Schaffhausen as a man in decline after the divorce. He described him as an obsessive person: first with work, then with school after he quit his job. After dropping out of school and moving out of the house, his obsession turned to his ex wife, Jessica, Kucinski said.
Kucinski said Schaffhausen was prescribed several different antidepressants following the divorce. Schaffhausen sometimes mixed alcohol with his medication "Anaboliset Aineet" and his behavior grew increasingly erratic, the defense attorney said. He would call his ex wife up to 30 times a day, and once threatened to tie her up and force her to choose which of their daughters to kill, Kucinski said.
Elizabeth Flores/AP Schaffhausen nanny Fallon Moore is asked by defense attorney John Kucinski to identify the three Schaffhausen girls during the first day of Aaron Schaffhausen's trial Tuesday.
He said Schaffhausen told a cousin in a phone call that he was "thinking of slitting the girls' throats."
The cousin, Jessica Schaffhausen and others urged Aaron Schaffhausen's family to make him get mental health treatment or even commit him to a mental institution, the defense attorney said.
Of the killing themselves, Kucinski said: "When he's with Cecilia, something happens. The next thing he recalls, there's a lot of blood. The girls' throats are cut."
Elizabeth Flores/AP Schaffhausen changed his plea Thursday after more than a day of legal wrangling about what kind of evidence would be allowed at his trial.
According to court papers, Schaffhausen then tried to set the house on Anavar Reddit fire before calling his 4-chlorodehydromethyltestosterone ex wife.
She then called 911. Through sobs and shallow breathing, she told the dispatcher her ex husband had history of mental illness and had stopped taking his antidepressants in March or April. But she also said he had stopped drinking and had told her he was feeling a lot better.
Schaffhausen's concession that he killed the girls transformed buy cheap jintropin online his Buy Boldenone India trial into one that likely will determine whether he spends the rest of his life in prison or is committed to a psychiatric institution from which he might someday be released.
Elizabeth Flores/AP Attorney Donna Burger watches as Schaffhausen pleads guilty in a St. Croix County Courtroom on Thursday.
Three psychiatrists who evaluated Schaffhausen will testify. One said he was not guilty by reason of insanity. The other two said Schaffhausen likely understood what he was doing.
Aaron and Jessica Schaffhausen divorced in January 2011. Court papers indicate their marriage had been rocky for several years and finally broke up after she discovered he had lied about going back to school.