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Judge orders convicted construction worker to pay restitution

Attorney John Kucinski asks the Schaffhausen family if they were going to speak during the sentencing of his client, Aaron Schaffhausen, in Hudson. Schaffhausen killed his three daughters in 2012 in an act of revenge against his ex-wife. (AP File Photo/The Star Tribune, Elizabeth Flores)

Construction worker Aaron Schaffhausen was convicted of killed his three daughters in 2012 in an act of revenge against his ex-wife. (AP File Photo/The Star Tribune, Elizabeth Flores)

HUDSON, Wis. (AP) — A judge has ordered a man convicted of killing his three daughters to pay more than $25,000 in restitution and court costs.

St. Croix County Circuit Judge Howard Cameron ruled Friday that Aaron Schaffhausen must pay more than $14,000 in restitution to Jessica Peterson. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports the money would compensate her for an emergency room visit the day of the killings, counseling and lost wages.

The judge also ordered him to pay more than $10,000 for witness costs.

Schaffhausen, a construction worker, is serving a life sentence for killing his three girls at their home in River Falls in western Wisconsin in July 2012.

Schaffhausen is not currently working in prison, and prosecutor Gary Freyberg says it remains to be seen if Schaffhausen will ever pay the money in full.

Information from: St. Paul Pioneer Press, http://www.twincities.com

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