Pam Louwagie

Reporter | Regional
Phone: 612-673-7102
Pam Louwagie writes about various topics around the five-state region. A Star Tribune reporter since 2001, she has worked on the newspaper’s investigative team and covered federal courts and legal affairs. She previously worked at the New Orleans Times-Picayune and the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Recent content from Pam Louwagie

April 21: Schaffhausen girls' mother survives the dark

Jessica Schaffhausen stays in motion every day with support, kindness and "a lot of good from people."

Updated: April 21, 2013, - 08:42 PM

April 17: Jurors unanimously reject Schaffhausen's insanity defense

Aaron Schaffhausen will face a life sentence for each of the three daughters he killed in their River Falls, Wis., home.

Updated: April 17, 2013, - 08:33 AM

April 15: Expert witness says Schaffhausen was sane

A psychiatrist hired by prosecutors said Schaffhausen knew that what he was doing was wrong.

Updated: April 15, 2013, - 09:50 PM

Schaffhausen jurors hear details of evidence collection

Family members in the gallery got emotional when some of the photos of the killing scene in the Shaffhausen home...

Updated: April 13, 2013, - 12:06 AM

Police testify about scene at the Schaffhausen home the day of slayings

Officers were among a dozen witnesses as prosecution continued to try to show that the father was sane when he...

Updated: April 11, 2013, - 10:53 PM

Schaffhausen seen reading, drinking at pub before killing his daughters

Schaffhausen was seen reading book, sipping drinks at St. Paul pub.

Updated: April 10, 2013, - 11:20 PM

Mental health expert: Schaffhausen is not insane

The killing of his three daughters was “a spur of the moment thing,” Aaron Schaffhausen told a court-appointed doctor.

Updated: April 08, 2013, - 10:06 PM

Aaron Schaffhausen talked of killing his family months earlier

A former co-worker and one-time roommate describes Aaron Schaffhausen's comments about wanting to kill his ex-wife and her boyfriend and then putting his head on a stake in his front yard.

Updated: April 05, 2013, - 11:41 PM

April 4: Jessica Schaffhausen recalls chilling phone call

Aaron Schaffhausen had gained the trust of his ex-wife prior to killing their three daughters, she testified at his insanity trial. Then he told her, “You can come home now. I killed the kids.”

Updated: April 04, 2013, - 11:39 PM

Is Schaffhausen insane or just ‘inconceivably mean’?

Attorneys painted opposite portraits of the father's state of mind when he killed his three daughters in their River Falls, Wis., home.

Updated: April 03, 2013, - 01:29 PM

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