BOISE -- Shasta Groene was 8-years old when she and her brother Dylan were kidnapped and abused by Joseph Duncan.
Her well-being has been of considerable concern over the past three years, given all the horrors she survived.
Moments after the verdict was read this week, we asked Steve Groene about his daughter's welfare.
"Actually doing better than I would have expected and she has from day one. She's getting ready to start junior high and she's grown a lot in the past couple years, she doesn't look like that little baby-faced girl in the pictures anymore. She's turned into a very beautiful young woman and hopefully this isn't anything that's going to ruin her life," said Steve Groene.
Groene feelshis own survival from throat cancer was God's will, and says he's still alive today so he can support Shasta.