RAW: Victim Impact Statements in Schaffhausen Trial

Created: 07/15/2013 4:02 PM KSTP.com By: Maricella Miranda

Victim impact statements at Aaron Schaffhausen sentencing.
Victim impact statements at Aaron Schaffhausen sentencing.

Family members of the victims and Aaron Schaffhausen - who killed his three daughters in 2012 - gave victim impact statements Monday, July 15, before his sentencing.

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 judge sentenced Schaffhausen to consecutive life sentences, without parole eligibility, which is the absolute maximum he could have received.

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.

The girls' maternal aunt, cousin and grandfather spoke before Schaffhausen was sentenced. Schaffhausen's aunt and parents also spoke in court.