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Jul 15, 2013 at 5:55 am

RIVER FALLS, Wisc. (AP) A Wisconsin man who killed his three daughters in the girls' River Falls home will soon learn whether he'll spend the rest of his life in prison.

This spring, a jury found 35-year-old Aaron Schaffhausen was sane when he killed 11-year-old Amara, 8-year-old Sophie and 5-year-old Cecilia.

He'll be sentenced Monday afternoon in St. Croix County. He faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison for each death. It's up to a judge to decide if that will include the possibility of supervised release after at least 20 years, or if Schaffhausen will stay behind bars with no chance of getting out.

Schaffhausen admitted he killed the girls last July to get back at his ex-wife. Jurors found he had a mental defect, but knew the killings were wrong. 

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