No Parole For Schaffhausen

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 at 7:17 am

The man who admitted to killing his three daughters in River Falls Wisconsin a year ago got life in prison with no possibility for parole.

Aaron Schaffhausen appeared in St. Croix County Court Monday knowing he faced a mandatory sentence of life in prison for each death, but the judge still had to decide whether the sentence would include possibility of parole, or if Schaffhausen would stay behind bars for the rest of life.

Family members of the three girls killed by Schaffhausen last July spoke in court Monday and called for the maximum sentence.

The girls, ages 11, 8, and 5, were found tucked in their beds with their throats slit.

In April a jury rejected Schaffhausen’s insanity defense. Schaffhausen admitted to killing the girls to get back at his ex-wife.

Prior to the judge’s decision Monday, Schaffhausen had the prospect of supervised release after 20 years served. The judge rejected that option, which means Aaron Schaffhausen will spend the rest of his life in prison.

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