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Schaffhausen to be sentenced in July

HUDSON - Convicted killer Aaron Schaffhausen will be sentenced next July. He pleaded guilty last month to killing his three daughters in River Falls, but had claimed his mental state meant he wasn't responsible.

A jury disagreed. Each of the three counts of first-degree intentional homicide carries a life sentence. The judge will decide whether they are to be served consecutively or concurrently, and whether he will be eligible for parole in 20 or more years.

The sentencing was set for July 15th yesterday. Prosecutors had told the court Schaffhausen had killed his daughters to hurt his ex-wife, the mother of the girls. He was living in Minot, North Dakota, at the tim