Grand Traverse County Assistant Prosecutor Noelle Moeggenberg said Rodgers clearly spent a good deal of time on the case.
"Obviously, we're happy with it," she said.
Most of Schwander's family declined comment. His great-aunt Andrea Otto said the two-and-a-half years of adversarial court hearings offered no opportunities for the families to heal.
"There was just animosity on the family's part and no forgiving of the crime Jensen did," she said, referring to Schwander by his preferred name.
Todd Lewis said Schwander is a "bad seed" and he doesn't care to see or hear from him again. He said he'll be focused on carrying on Carly's legacy through the Carly Jean Lewis Playground charity.
"The real Jensen is right where he belongs," Lewis said. "He looks good in shackles and he should stay that way."