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A jury convicted a man Tuesday of murdering a South Carolina college student who mistook him for her Uber driver during a night out two years ago, and a judge sentenced him to life in prison moments later. The man, Nathaniel David Rowland, was found guilty of murdering and kidnapping Samantha Josephson, as well as being in possession of a weapon during a violent crime. Rowland, who was allowed to speak during the sentencing proceeding, maintained his innocence. Newman characterized Rowland as being "heartless" and said the case was the "most severe" murder he has seen in court before. He added that all ro of evidence pointed to Rowland and that he was satisfied with the prosecution's presentation. Josephson, 21, was out with friends in Columbia in when she mistakenly entered the wrong car and vanished.
The police found shell casings at the scene, but little else.
The prosecutor, Duffie Stone, had worked under the last Murdaugh prosecutor and took over the office in He did recuse himself from the prosecution of Paul Murdaugh after the boating crash in A spokesman for the South Carolina attorney general said the office was still investigating that crash, in which Mr. Murdaugh faced charges of boating under the influence causing death and great bodily injury in connection with the death of year-old Mallory Beach. The coroner, Richard M. Harvey, said both victims had been shot multiple times and that the police had initially not found any weapons; he declined to elaborate.
Meanwhile, the opening of a new investigation into the death of Stephen Smith, the year-old whose body was found in a road, comes after years of his mother questioning the determination that his death had been the result of a hit and run.
The son who was killed, Paul Murdaugh, a year-old college student, had been out on bail after being charged in with drunkenly crashing a boat in an accident that left a year-old passenger dead. The Murdaugh family has said little as they grieve in a spotlight that grows larger each day that the case goes unsolved.
The case has also put renewed attention on two deaths over the past six years, which investigators are reviewing to determine if they are connected to the double homicide. It was the beginning of a legal dynasty: For more than eight decades, untilthree generations of the Murdaugh family prosecuted crime across five counties and 3, square miles. As the investigation into the more recent deaths of Paul Murdaugh, a junior at the University of South Carolina, and his mother, Maggie Murdaugh, 52, enters its third week, the state police are pleading for patience as they interview people with connections to the family — a lengthy list.
Police from many agencies helped guide a procession, The Augusta Chronicle reported. No arrests were made. But the influential family is now at the center of a gruesome mystery after Alex Murdaugh — a lawyer who is the great-grandson of the first elected prosecutor — found his wife and son shot to death earlier this month at their home in Islandton, an obscure hamlet of 70 people about 65 miles west of Charleston. That man, Stephen Smith, was found along a road 10 miles from the Murdaugh home, his death never fully explained.
That death had initially been investigated as a possible shooting, then was ruled a probable hit-and-run. Hundreds of people attended the recent funerals for Paul and Maggie Murdaugh, as well as for Randolph Murdaugh III, the former prosecutor and grandfather of Paul Murdaugh, who died of natural causes just days after the mother and son were found dead. Crosby, the spokesman for the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, said the agency had helped with forensics in the initial investigation — which was led by South Carolina Highway Patrol — but that the agency was now opening its own, separate inquiry.
The newspaper quoted a judge who spoke at the funeral for the former prosecutor. They do take time.
They showed that both victims were found lying on the ground shortly after 10 p. Under increasing pressure from newspapers to provide more information, the agency released 18 heavily redacted s of documents from the investigation this week.