Man convicted of killing NJ woman who mistook his car for Uber
A South Carolina man has been convicted of abducting and murdering a New Jersey woman who mistook his car for her Uber ride in 2019.
A jury on Tuesday found Nathaniel Rowland guilty in the death of 21-year-old Samantha Josephson of Robbinsville.
The University of South Carolina student disappeared in March 2019. Her body was found less than a day later in a remote wooded area.
Prosecutors said Rowland had trapped Josephson in the car with childproof locks that could only be opened from the outside and then stabbed her more than 100 times.
Defense attorneys argued that none of Rowland’s DNA was found on the victim.
Josephson’s death sparked debate about the safety of ride-sharing apps. Her family fought for legislation to require ride-sharing companies to do more to identify vehicles and remind customers to get in the correct vehicles.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.