Suspect in USC student killing linked to previous kidnapping

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Monday, April 15, 2019
Suspect in USC student killing linked to previous kidnapping
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The man charged with killing a USC student was arrested just a few months before in connection to another woman's kidnapping.

COLUMBIA, South Carolina (KTRK) -- The man charged with killing a University of South Carolina student was arrested just a few months before in connection to another woman's kidnapping.

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Authorities say five months before Samantha Josephson was killed, Nathaniel David Rowland was arrested and charged with selling stolen items, connected to a different woman's kidnapping.

The woman was carjacked and her home ransacked. Rowland was only charged with selling her items at a local pawn shop.

Last month, he was charged with kidnapping and killing Josephson after she mistook his car for her Uber ride. Rowland is accused of stabbing her to death.