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Mom of Slain Girls Relieved Legal Process is Done

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RIVER FALLS, Wis. (AP) - The mother of three young girls killed by their father says she's relieved he has been sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison. 

Jessica Schaffhausen says she feels safer and more confident now that her ex-husband, Aaron Schaffhausen, has been sentenced to prison with no chance of parole. 

Aaron Schaffhausen admitted killing 11-year-old Amara, 8-year-old Sophie and 5-year-old Cecilia at their River Falls home in July 2012 to hurt his ex-wife, but argued he had a mental defect that kept him from knowing it was wrong. A jury found he was sane. 

Jessica Schaffhausen says that now she can forget about her ex-husband and focus on living her life to honor her daughters.

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