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Updated: 07/16/2013 11:59 AM
Created: 07/15/2013 8:44 PM KSTP.com | Print |  Email
By: Cassie Hart

INTERVIEW: Mother of Schaffhausen Girls Reacts to Sentence

A man who killed his three daughters to get back at his ex-wife will spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of supervised release.
    
A jury found in April that 35-year-old Aaron Schaffhausen was sane when he killed 11-year-old Amara, 8-year-old Sophie and 5-year-old Cecilia at their River Falls, Wis., home. A sentencing hearing took place Monday in St. Croix County.
    
Schaffhausen will serve a mandatory sentence of life in prison for each death. The judge had to decide if that sentence would include the possibility of supervised release after at least 20 years or if Schaffhausen would stay behind bars forever.

The mother of the girls, Jessica Schaffhausen, tells KSTP in an exclusive interview she is relieved the process is over.

Watch the entire interview here.


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