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Mother of slain daughters focuses on memories


RIVER FALLS (WKOW) – The mother of three young girls who were killed by their father in River Falls says she tries to focus on the joy her daughters brought to the world.

Jessica Schaffhausen says she tries to think about how the girls lived and the personalities that made them unique, instead of how her girls died.

She told the Star Tribune all about her daughters.  Eleven-year-old Amara was a budding scientist who watched MIT lectures online and brought home report cards filled with "As."  Eight-year-old Sophie was always messy with paint or chalk and often had an artist brush in her hand.  Five-year-old Cecilia loved critiquing and listening to music.  She also tried to keep up with her big sisters.

Jessica Schaffhausen says she is grateful for the kindness and support of friends, family and even strangers.

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