Student stabbed over 100 times after she mistook car for an Uber, prosecutors say

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Prosecutors say there’s ample evidence to convict the South Carolina man accused of killing a woman who mistook his car for her Uber ride.

Nathaniel Rowland is standing trial for kidnapping and murder charges in the 2019 death of 21-year-old Samantha Josephson of Robbinsville, New Jersey.

Prosecutors said Tuesday the University of South Carolina student got into Rowland’s car and was trapped because he had turned on the child locks in his backseat so the doors could only be opened from the outside.

Fifth Circuit Solicitor Byron Gipson said said more than 100 stab wounds, cuts and other abrasions were found on her body.

Rowland’s attorneys say none of the DNA evidence on the victim’s body matches Rowland’s. He could face up to life in prison if convicted.

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