It is 25 years to life in prison for the Utica man found guilty of killing Jennifer Bennett back in 2007.
In November 2012, a jury found Craig Ingersoll guilty of second degree murder and criminal sexual act in the first degree.
The victim's mother Denise Saunders had a message for her daughter's killer and she didn't hold back her feelings. She started off by demanding Ingersoll's full attention this morning in court.
"You are repulsive, squatty, nasty and vile thing," said Saunders of Ingersoll.
Saunders says she and her family were waiting for the day Jennifer would turn her life around and be the mother she wanted to be to her children.
But, she says Ingersoll took that chance away. Back in January 2007, Jennifer Bennett's body was found behind the Deerfield Fire Department.
Police looked for her killer over the years and it was through DNA evidence that made this murder case.
"We miss her smiles and her freshness. And it's not right. Her children... Do you even care to know what this has done to them," questioned Saunders.
Bennett's 16-year-old son, Justin, sat in the courtroom for the first time. He says he saw an evil man, a man he can't forgive.
"She was the only one that actually visited me, rather than my father and always would be there even if she was on drugs," said Justin Bennett.
Ingersoll faces up to 25 years to life. He apologized in court this morning, but maintains his innocence.
He says he had sex with Jennifer, but he was never at the Deerfield fire house.
And statements he made to investigators, his so-called confession, he says he was under the influence when he spoke with police.
"Do you think we are fools that we are going to believe something like that? To stand here and claim you weren't there at the fire hall, the ole DNA got you Mr. Ingersoll," said Judge Barry Donalty.
Jennifer's family says they are coping one day at a time. And Jennifer's son, he says he enjoys being a grandma's boy.