Trial begins for man accused of killing New Jersey woman who mistook his car for her Uber ride
Opening arguments are expected in the trial of a man accused of killing a woman from New Jersey who mistook his car for her Uber ride.
Nathaniel Rowland faces kidnapping and murder charges in the 2019 death of 21-year-old Samantha Josephson, of Robbinsville.
Authorities say the University of South Carolina student got into Rowland’s car and was trapped because he had turned on the child locks in his back seat so the doors could only be opened from the outside.
Rowland has been jailed since his 2019 arrest. He could face up to life in prison if convicted.
The trial is being held in Columbia.
AP wire services helped contribute to this report.