“Samantha Josephson was the victim of a horrific, horrific and malicious act,” the prosecution said during a hearing on Tuesday against the accused. It writes People.com.
Josephson, 21, was last seen on March 29, 2019, at a bar in Columbia, South Carolina. He was later found dead by poachers in the remote part of Clareton County – about 100 kilometers away, police believe he entered a black-eared Impala, where the accused (27) was sitting in the driver’s seat.
Lots of punch injuries
During the initial steps of the investigation against the accused on Tuesday, police prosecutor Byron Gibson said the prosecution was monitoring data linking Josephson and the accused together in the car.
Attached to that person is a “pointed object” who makes cuts that match those found in Josephson.
Gibson was stabbed several times – across the legs, all over the upper body, face, neck and arms, Gibson says.
– Those accused of abducting Samantha Josephson are accused of deliberate, cruel and malicious acts. He is charged with the murder of Samantha Josephson, Gibson said.
The police prosecutor said surveillance records and testimonies from DNA experts supporting the allegations against the accused were on the government’s side.
– And he was charged with arming from a violent crime, and we ask you to recall the penalties for the crime in each of these charges in a timely manner, Gibson added.
Defendant, who pleaded not guilty to the charges, has been in Richland County Jail since Josephson was arrested the day after he went missing.
– Zero DNA evidence
However, defense attorney Alicia Goode argued during initial reports that investigators had not found DNA evidence on Josephson’s clothes or body, linking the accused to the murder.
– I want you to hear this number again, it is zero, Goode said, continued;
– This is the same amount of DNA in Samantha Josephson’s body that corresponds to the accused. Zero. It was not on her clothes, it was not under the charged and injured fingernails, it was not on her ankles.
Goode also said that investigators had discovered “many” DNA instead.
– There is no evidence that the man who kidnapped and killed Samantha Josephson is the accused. The defense attorney said he would not go to conclusions in this case.
Josephson studied at the University of South Carolina last year and was just a few weeks away from becoming a political scientist when he was killed, The State reports. After graduation, Thomas R. of Drexel University in Philadelphia. He planned to continue his studies at the Kline School of Law.
His death inspired the action of state legislators, who filed the law shortly after he was assassinated.
The partition economy has also implemented changes since Josephson’s death. Among other things, clear views of the driver’s license.