Wis. Dad Accused of Killing Daughters Appears Stoic in Court

Updated: 01/18/2013 7:31 AM KSTP.com By: Leslie Dyste

A Western Wisconsin man accused of killing his three daughters last summer is back in court Thursday.

This comes just one day after attorneys for Aaron Schaffhausen entered an insanity plea in the case.

In court, the judge accepted Aaron Schaffhausen's change of plea to not guilty by reason of insanity.

Schaffhausen was stoic in court. He walked into the courtroom with no expression on his face, and made no eye contact with anyone.

The judge also denied the defense's motion for change of venue. Schaffhausen's trial will be held in St. Croix County on April 1.

The judge also decided that the jury pool could come from St. Croix County. He said he believed a fair and impartial jury can be taken from the county.

The judge didn't rule if cameras would be allowed in the courtroom, during the trial. He said he'll come up with a decision by the end of Thursday or Friday.