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Man Who Kidnapped, Killed USC Student Learns His Fate

Nathaniel Rowland gets life for 2019 murder of Samantha Josephson

(Newser) - A jury took a little over an hour to find Nathaniel David Rowland guilty of Samantha Josephson's murder Tuesday—and Circuit Judge Clifton Newman immediately sentenced him to life in prison without parole. "For whoever asked me for leniency, that’s not part of my DNA," Newman...

Trial Begins in Case of Student Who Mistook Man for Uber Driver

Samantha Josephson suffered 'heinous, cruel, and malicious acts,' prosecutors say

(Newser) - The man whom Samantha Josephson mistook for her Uber driver carried out "heinous, cruel and malicious acts" on the 21-year-old after she got into his car in 2019, prosecutors told jurors as the suspect's murder trial opened Tuesday. Authorities say Nathaniel David Rowland had his eyes on Josephson,...

Cause of Death Out for Student Who Mistook Car for Her Uber

But authorities haven't commented on weapon

(Newser) - Samantha Josephson's body was found within hours of her being reported missing on Friday, but it took days for officials to reveal her cause of death. The State Law Enforcement Division said in a Monday news release the 21-year-old University of South Carolina student died of "multiple sharp...

Video May Show Student's Fatal Uber Mistake

Samantha Josephson got into wrong car, was later found murdered

(Newser) - It happens so matter-of-factly. Surveillance video appears to show University of South Carolina student Samantha Josephson mistakenly getting into a car she thought was her Uber, reports USA Today . It wasn't an Uber car, however, and the 21-year-old was later found murdered. Police say her killer was the man...

Cops: Murder Suspect Activated Car's Child-Safety Locks

University of South Carolina student Samantha Josephson may have thought car was her Uber

(Newser) - University of South Carolina student Samantha Josephson was found dead Friday, and police say a mistake over her Uber ride may have led to her death. "We believe that she simply mistakenly got into this particular car thinking it was an Uber ride," said Columbia Police Chief William...

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