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Prosecutors say evidence shows man killed student who mistook car for Uber; his attorneys say DNA is not a match – Florence, South Carolina

Florence, South Carolina 2021-07-20 17:13:20 –

Columbia, South Carolina (AP / WBTW) — Prosecutors say there is ample evidence that a South Carolina man has been convicted of killing a woman who mistakenly put her car in Uber.

Nathaniel Roland

Nathaniel Roland is being tried for kidnapping and murder at the 2019 death of 21-year-old Samantha Josephson in Robinsville, New Jersey.

The prosecution said Tuesday that a student at the University of South Carolina got into a Roland car and was trapped because he could only open the door from the outside with the child lock on the backseat turned on.

Roland’s lawyer says that none of the DNA evidence in the victim’s body matches that of Roland.

If convicted, he may face life imprisonment. The trial is being held in Colombia.

On March 29, 2019, Josephson summoned Uber after spending the night in the Five Pointz district of Colombia.

The tragedy has shocked Colombian communities, states and countries. Her family, the University of South Carolina, state legislators, and others have taken steps to prevent this from happening again.

Just a few weeks after she died in 2019, state legislators Samantha L. Josephson Ride Sharing Safety Act.. The law requires drivers in the state to display the license plate number on the front of the vehicle when picking up passengers.

The law also criminalized impersonating a South Carolina rideshare driver. According to the law, anyone who falsely describes himself as a driver is guilty of misdemeanor. They can be fined up to $ 500 and sentenced to up to 30 days in prison.

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