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Episode 1781

Murder of Samantha Josephson
Sat, 2022-Mar-19 01:36 UTC
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With 218,915 views on Friday, 18 March 2022 our article of the day is Murder of Samantha Josephson.

The murder of Samantha Josephson, a student at University of South Carolina, in Columbia, South Carolina, occurred on March 29, 2019. Josephson, 21, had ordered an Uber and mistakenly entered a car that she thought was her ride. Nathaniel Rowland used childproof locks to prevent Josephson from leaving the vehicle and kidnapped and murdered her, leaving her body near New Zion, South Carolina – 65 miles (105 km) from Columbia, where she had entered Rowland's car. Rowland was arrested the next day, and charged with kidnapping and murdering Josephson. A trial began on July 20, 2021. On July 27, the jury found Rowland guilty of Josephson's kidnapping and murder and the judge sentenced him to life in prison. The killing attracted national attention and led to discussion about the dangers of ridesharing and the importance of ensuring that a rideshare car is being driven by a registered driver prior to entering. The murder led to the passage of Sami’s Law in New Jersey, which enhances protections for drivers and passengers using ride share services. Legislation at the federal level is pending.

This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 01:36 UTC on Saturday, 19 March 2022.

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