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South Carolina man sentenced to life in the murder of 21-year-old college student



Marcus Rowland: 27 and was found guilty of possession of a weapon and the victim of a violent crime in the killing of Joseph, Samantha, a student University of South Carolina.

21 years ago in USC student mistakenly entered the car I was in Columbia; Rowland: South Carolina, a book or do you think it was requested that the ride on March 29, 2019, authorities said. He found the body, Many sharp force injuries And after 90 thousand miles’ distance from the hours of 14 in the field.

ROWLAND following day the police caught on a car that matched the description spotted him in view video surveillance.

During the sentence hearing Tuesday that Judge Clifton Newman Joseph’s opinion Rowland Circuit Court asked the family to life in prison and expressed no pain to endure.

“Words can not express our distress among friends and family brutally murdered and kidnapped endured for Samantha,” said Joseph and his mother is: Marco.

Rowland spoke perfect and kept.

“I know I am not the innocent: but I guess, it seems that they know, and that matter is not what it really is,” says he; Rowland. “I just want more to be done in the state, finding a person who really keep the content of the guilt and demonstrating my name.”

But the judge said that “the avalanche” in the Rowland.

Joseph’s blood was found on the side of the passenger car, the trunk somewhat her cell phone in the passenger compartment, authorities said at the time that the killing.

‘And so substantial that it is in this case demonstrated your guilt, what is the most horrific nature of the game is to reemphasize for this. It could be worse, “said Newman.” It’s the most serious murder that occurred that were in testimony to the court because they preside over or participate as a lawyer. For even of a heart anyone whom I send, me, he began to take a lenient view, that is to say, not on the part of my DNA “.

The defense motioned for a new trial based on “short” in the deliberations, but Newman denied the motion.

“However, if only life sentence is to be served from the rest of your natural life is time,” said Newman.



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