Superior Court Judge Samuel Natal sentenced 41-year-old Troy Whye, of Lindenwold, to a life term, the equivalent of 75 years, for killing Krystal Skinner, a 22-year-old Rutgers Camden student and mother who Whye stabbed to death in March 2008. Whye must serve 85 percent of that life sentence before he is eligible for parole. Natal also sentenced Whye to an additional seven years incarceration on a count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
Whye was convicted by a jury in February 2014 of Murder, Endangering the Welfare of a Child and numerous weapons offenses in connection with the death. Skinner was trying to end her relationship with Whye. In March 2008 he followed through on years of threats and stabbed Skinner approximately 30 times in the hallway of her home in the Laurel Hill Apartments in Lindenwold. Their 2-year-old son, John, was present at the time of the killing and was left with the body of his mother. He was found by relatives and police about 9:30 a.m. on March 26, 2008, sitting beside her body stroking her hair.
Prosecutor Faulk singled out Assistant Prosecutor Christine Shah, Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Sgt. Eric Wren and Lindenwold Detective Ray Benevento and Officers Andrew Tweedy and Corey Davis for their hard work and commitment to obtaining a conviction.