Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson reported a man was sentenced Friday to 30 years in prison for a robbery-turned-killing in Camden.

Alexander Santiago, 31, of the 400 block of Erie Street in Camden, pleaded guilty to Felony Murder September 5 before Superior Court Judge Samuel Natal.

Santiago admitted stabbing 45-year-old William Ahing of Camden to death on January 13, 2013. Santiago was attempting to rob Ahing when he stabbed the victim multiple times around 2:30 p.m. on the 500 block of State Street in Camden.

Under the plea, Santiago will not be eligible for parole under he has served his entire 30-year term of imprisonment.

Family and friends of the Ahing were present in court and the victim’s mother read a victim impact statement that described her son as a gentle giant who was kind and considerate.

“My heart aches to know that I can never reach out and hold my son again, hug and kiss my son, tell my son I love him,” Jeanette Ahing told the court. “I will never again see him with his brother or playing with his young nieces. I pray each day for God to help me understand why such a good man was taken so brutally.”

“Although being here today may provide some closure, it will never bring my son Billy back to us – my heart and my family will never be the same,” she added.

Released: Friday, October 31, 2014.