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Accused father of three slain daughters may change plea

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The father accused of killing his three daughters last summer in River Falls may change his plea Wednesday to guilty by reason of mental disease or defect, the Pioneer Press said.

Aaron Schaffhausen, 35, was charged with three counts of first-degree intentional homicide of his three daughters, aged five, eight, and 11. The accusations claim that Schaffhausen cut the girls' throats while visiting them July 10, 2012, while his ex-wife was at work, the Star Tribune said.

Defense attorney John Kucinski said that he thinks they'll change the plea to guilty by reason of mental disease or defect to have an insanity phased trial, rather than the not guilty plea by reason of mental disease or defect which was plead in January.

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