Day four of the murder trial against a South Carolina man accused of killing a college student Samantha Josephson, who accidentally got into his car, thinking it was an Uber, resumes Friday.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Columbia Police arrested Nathaniel David Rowland, 24, in March 2019, for the murder of University of South Carolina student, Josephson. According to police, Rowland’s car was spotted on security footage in the parking lot of an area in Little Points in Columbia, where Josephson and a group of friends were congregating after a night out at the Bird Dog bar in Columbia.
Security footage showed Josephson getting into a black Chevrolet Impala that pulled up to the Bird Dog bar parking lot at around 2 a.m. Josephson was waiting on an Uber rider, according to police, and probably mistook the Impala driver as the Uber driver.
Josephson was never seen alive again. Authorities allege Rowland picked Josephson up and murdered her.
Rowland, who maintains his innocence, has been behind bars since his 2019 arrest. Watch the trial below.
Rowland’s trial is expected to last around for at least a week or more. Check back for updates.
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[Featured Photo: Samantha Josephson/Columbia Police Department]