A scorned lover will now spend 35 to 70 years in state prison for murdering his ex-girlfriend in Bensalem last summer.

William Table, 46. Image via Crimewatch.

On Jul. 9, 2018, William H. Table murdered Teresa Priestly, 43, of Bensalem. He stabbed her multiple times in her car before ditching the vehicle on Hulmeville Road and running.

One witness testified to seeing Table flee the scene with “wet” arms.

Table, 46, plead guilty to charges of murder Monday morning and apologized profusely. But Judge Brian T. McGuffin was not prepared to let Table off easy.

“This didn’t have to happen,” Judge McGuffin said, calling Preistly’s death a “profound loss” for her family.

In victim impact statements, Priestly’s daughters mourned their mother’s death. They stated their mother was the only one who could’ve helped them work through their loss.