Utica, NY (WIBX) - After a short deliberation, the jury returned to the Oneida County Courtroom to deliver their verdict. Craig Ingersoll, the man accused of strangling 29 year-old Jennifer Bennett in 2007 was found guilty.

Officials say Bennett was strangled and raped by Ingersoll, then hidden behind the Deerfield Fire House Pavilion. Her body was found in January 2007, by a group of people who had been sledding in the area.

Four years later, Ingersoll's DNA was entered into the state database following a Grand Larceny arrest. It was found to be a perfect match to DNA left at the crime scene.

In July, he rejected a plea deal offering him 22 years to life in prison, but now faces a sentence of 25 years to life in prison.