A North Dakota man has killed his three young daughters after they rushed him during a surprise visit.
Afterwards he left their bodies tucked in their beds.
11-year-old Amara Schaffhausen, 8-year-old Sophie Schaffhausen and 5-year-old Cecilia Schaffhausen all died from a "sharp force injury" to the neck. Autopsy results also concluded that Cecilia was strangled.
Aaron Schaffhausen has been charged with three counts of first degree murder, and has also been ordered to stay from the mother.
After the babysitter let the father in, the girls all gave him a big hug and led him upstairs to check out their things - the babysitter then left.
The mother received a call from the father two hours later.
Here's what he said to her:
"You can come home now because I killed the kids."
The mother subsequently called police and the father surrendered about an hour later.
We're so sad to hear about this terrible tragedy. It's truly heartbreaking.
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