'There are no words': Mother of Uber murder victim Samantha Josephson lashes out at killer in court

The mother of a murdered US university student has condemned her daughter's accused killer in court.

Samantha Josephson was found dead in a wooded area, off a dirt road in South Carolina on Friday (local time). The 21-year-old was killed after getting into a car she mistakenly took for her Uber.

South Carolina student found dead after entering car she thought was an Uber

Nathaniel Rowland, the man accused of murdering her daughter, was not present in court - but she presented her heartbreaking victim impact statement to the judge without him.

"His actions were senseless, vile and unacceptable," she told the judge.

"There are no words to describe the immense pain his actions have caused our family and friends. He's taken away a piece of our heart, soul and life.

"It sickens us to think his face was the last thing that my baby girl saw on this earth. Does he even know her name?"

Rowland was arrested after police discovered what they believed to be blood in his car.

He now faces charges of murder and kidnapping, and a bill has been introduced in South Carolina requiring Uber drivers to display a sign on their window.



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