“I killed the Kids”


 

Aaron Schaffhausen

“But whoever hurts one of these little ones who believe in Me and causes them to loose faith, it would be better for that person to have a large stone hung around their neck, and be drowned in the sea.

But whoever hurts the faith of one of these little ones who believe in Me, it would better for that person to be dropped in the sea with a weight around their neck and be put to death. Mathew 18

The tragic and unfathomable story of the dad accused of killing his three daughters just reached even more horrific levels, if that’s possible. Police are finally talking about exactly what happened to the three girls, ages 5, 8, and 11, that police found dead in their beds inWisconsin Tuesday. The suspect Aaron Schaffhausen is accused of doing the deed with his very own hands.

34-year-old Schaffhausen called his ex-wife, Jessica, and asked if he could have an unplanned visit with his three girls. She agreed he could come over to the house and relieve the sitter to spend time with the girls, but had to be gone by a certain time because she did not want to see him. Warning sign number one.

After the sitter left, cops say Schaffhausen used “sharp force injury” to the necks of each of his girls — Amara, 11; Sophie Schaffhausen, 8, and 5-year-old Cecilia Schaffhausen, who was also strangled.

A quick search of “sharp force injury” likely means that he slit, stabbed or chopped at his little girls’ precious necks with a knife or other weapon. Trying to push that image and the train of events that led up to the actual killings from my mind, I can’t but ask: Were the sisters a witness to the other killings? Did they know what was going to happen to them?

The clincher to this story is how the girls were excited to see their father, and took him upstairs to show him their rooms, at which time the baby sitter left. About two hours later, Schaffhausen is said to have called his wife with this chilling message:

You can come home now because I killed the kids.

 

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About mamaheartfilled

I am a mother of eight wonderful children and five grandkids, of whom I am very proud. I am also a bi-vocational ordained evangelical minister, and a Christian Counselor. I received my B.S. degree in 2004, studying primarily in the areas of Psychology, with minors in Religion and English. I received my Masters Degree in 2009 in Psychological Counseling with an emphasis in Christian Counseling. I have endeavored to paraphrase the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, for the last ten years or so and am working on a final edit, now. It is my hope that it will be of some use in the great commission of Christ. My ministry is primarily geared toward victims of sexual and domestic violence, including victims of childhood sexual abuse, whether currently or in the past. Since I have personally experienced the healing hand of God in overcoming many of the life issues that Christians may face, I feel qualified and compelled to discuss them in a truthful and open manner, as God’s word tells us that “We shall know the truth and the truth shall set us free.” God has brought me through such diverse tribulations as sexual, physical, and mental abuse, being a victim of a drunk driving accident, spousal pornography addiction, adultery, divorce, remarriage, a very brief, though unjust, incarceration, and having experienced multiple miscarriages and various other trials. I have been asked to leave two Southern Baptist Churches, due to my being a female, ordained as a minister, and fired from a SBC sponsored Christian School (mostly white) for speaking out against racial prejudice in the Family of God. Through God’s merciful forgiveness of my own sins and inadequacies and God’s grace given to me to forgive those who have been a stumbling block to me, I have overcome many of these adversities. God’s word tells us that “All things work together for good to those who love the Lord and are called according to the purposes of God." Since I have this hope, I believe that God has blessed me with the ability to confront and relate these issues to the Christian community around the world. I hope to be able to use my personal experiences as a ministry of God’s grace and in the comforting of the people of God with the truth of God's mercy. I claim II Corinthians 1: 3 & 4 as my calling, which states: “Blessed be God, the Origin of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Origin of mercies, and the God of comfort; who comforts us in all our troubles, that we may be able to comfort those who are in trouble, by the comfort we ourselves have been given by God.” As I have received the gift of God’s healing, I hope to be able to bring the peace beyond understanding to others with the message of God’s mercy and grace. My love for the Sovereign Lord of my life, Jesus Christ, along with my passion for writing has drawn me to explore these commonly experienced crisis issues from the perspective of my own experience in the hope that I may bring an empathetic and compassionate insight to God’s people. I am now a published author and have several books in publication, including my autobiography, "A Little Redneck Theology." The views expressed in my writings are strictly my own insights, acquired from personal experience and diligent study of the related topics and God’s word concerning them. Though I am an ordained minister, my views should not be considered authoritative. I believe that the Christian community’s ultimate authority is the guidance of the human heart by the Holy Spirit and the Word of God.
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