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Father Of Murdered School Teacher Stephanie Scott Has Been Killed By A Falling Tree

Stephanie Scott's killer was sentenced to life in prison less than three weeks ago.

01/11/2016 4:50 PM AEDT | Updated 01/11/2016 5:45 PM AEDT
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Stephanie Scott was killed at Leeton High School on Easter Sunday in 2015.

The father of murdered school teacher, Stephanie Scott, has died after being hit by a falling tree on the family farm.

Emergency services were called to the family farm on Namami Road, near Canowindra, in the central west of New South Wales at midday on Tuesday.

Robert Scott's body was found early on Tuesday morning, Fairfax Media reports. NSW Police believe Scott, aged in his 60s, was hit by a falling tree while clearing trees on the property.

His death comes less than three weeks after Scott's killer, Vincent Stanford, was sentenced to life in prison.

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Robert Scott at the Griffith Court House for Vincent Stanford's sentencing.

Scott was murdered on Easter Sunday in 2015 at Leeton High School while she was preparing classes for a relief teacher. It was just days before her wedding.

Stanford was a cleaner at the school and killed Scott, 26, before burning her body -- which was found four days later at Cocoparra National Park.

At Stanford's sentencing hearing in October Scott's mother, Merrilyn, read out a victim impact statement voicing her struggles to comprehend her daughter's death.

"For the love of our beautiful Stephanie, the past 18 months have been a most difficult and harrowing time. So much has been taken away from us and Stephanie has had everything taken away from her," Merrilyn said.

"Losing her has shattered so many lives and we're all struggling with the consequences."

Police confirmed a report will be prepared for the coroner.

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