Slain River Falls sisters’ artwork for sale

The mother of three young girls who died at their father’s hand is selling their artwork to raise money for a playground honoring them.

Aaron Schaffhausen killed his daughters, 11-year-old Amara, 8-year-old Sophie, and 5-year-old Cecilia, last year in the River Falls home the girls shared with their mother, Jessica Schaffhausen.

Aaron Schaffhausen and Jessica Schaffhausen are divorced. Prosecutors said Aaron Schaffhausen killed the girls to hurt Jessica. He was sentenced in July to life in prison.

The Eau Claire Leader-Telegram reported that more than 100 pieces of the girls’ artwork will be on display at River Falls art gallery on Friday. The pieces will be sold through a silent auction that will begin that day and run through Aug. 21.

The playground is expected to cost $550,000.