HUDSON (WKOW) -- There's a motion hearing scheduled for Thursday in the case of a father accused of killing his three young daughters.
Earlier this week, the attorney for Aaron Schaffhausen, John Kucinski, asked the court to stop a mental health professional from visiting the defendant in the St. Croix County Jail. According to the Star Tribune, Kucinski argues the mental health worker is an "agent of the state" and the repeated visits violate Schaffhausen's constitutional rights.
Kucinski claims the prosecutor and jail staff are working together to document information about Schaffhausen to use against him, and that may hurt any chance at an insanity defense, if Kucinski decides to pursue that.
Schaffhausen is accused of killing 11-year-old Amara, 8-year-old Sophia, and 5-year-old Cecilia.
The motion hearing is at St. Croix County Circuit Court Thursday at 3:00 p.m.
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