Vigil held for murdered USC student Samantha Josephson


COLUMBIA, SC (WSPA/AP) – Friends and family of Samantha Josephson gathered on the campus of the University of South Carolina for a vigil Sunday night following her murder.

Josephson, a student at USC, was killed Friday after she got into a car believing it was an Uber, police say.

Her father, Seymour Josephson, spoke to the gathered crowd about the importance of safety regarding ridesharing services.

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The man charged with kidnapping and killing Josephson did not appear at a jail hearing on Sunday.

Nathaniel David Rowland, 24, remains in jail on murder and kidnapping charges until his bond hearing at a later date.

The State newspaper quotes Marci Josephson as saying that her daughter’s killer has “taken away a piece of our heart, soul and life.”

Marci Josephson said her daughter was bubbly, loving and full of life and planned to go to law school after graduating in May.

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