Judge sentences Nathaniel Rowland to life in prison: raw video

Published on Jul 27, 2021
A judge has sentenced a man to life in prison for killing University of South Carolina student Samantha Josephson after kidnapping her in Columbia's Five Points back in 2019. Nathaniel Rowland also spoke in court before sentencing.

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  • Very clear, reasoned judgement without condescending tones.

  • Does anyone know the evidence against him?

  • MUCH RESPECT FOR THE JUDGE ! VERY ELOQUENT

  • Look at that a successful black man judging another black man as that Black man still can't get out of his victim mentality the problem starts at home start holding kids accountable before they end up like this taking no responsibility for a horrible crime that most likely could of been prevented

  • I bet if the defendant was white, that black judge would've gave him 3 years...

  • That judge is a class act who obviously doesn’t see skin color as having anything to do with a person’s innocence or guilt !!!

  • This judge was very aware of the situation stargate

  • Man if everybody was like this judge! Just imagine what the world would be like

  • Is that the loving, respectable boy who went to high school, church and high school and college.. He's a GOOD BOY who's soon going to be muslim. 🤣 Bye, no one can dare play the card here. Nice job, Your Honor.

  • No mattervwhatbthe otherboerson did,how bad they were ,you call the cops snt take it in your own hands,cus your just as guilty as them!

  • Yeh bruh every one on death row is innocent...

  • Why did he get to live

  • POS

  • The United States has become a violent insane asylum. We are fading fast as a nation.

  • I have followed a many criminal cases over the years, this one really shakes me up. That murderer is fuckin insane

  • Every other judge says to him you can tell he feel every word like that girl #rip felt every STAB 🤦🏽‍♂️

  • I've seen many judges. This man is non bias.

  • He said proving my guilt. That was damning in itself.

  • 👍?

  • This is not a death penalty case? What is?

  • 😂🤣🤣 bye loser

  • This guy still thinks he’s innocent 🤦‍♂️ Great job on the judge, listen to what he had to say…

  • I bet they put a Black Judge to handle this case..smh They dont want to be called racist etc.

  • Wow his statement was insane

  • I love this Judge and how he is so well spoken.....

  • It's nice to see a Judge that actually has faith in a country and world starting to lose it.

  • The only thought is what does this mean to me? How do i benefit in any way?

  • Effing liar your dna all over the place...what was he doin there anyways..

  • I love how in these Nazi mask-wearing settings. It's perfectly okay to pull down your mask when it comes time to talk. You know the part where you're spitting germs out everywhere LOL otherwise make sure you keep it on your face.

  • this killer made it easy for them to detain him and prove his guilt..EVERYTHING points to him !! DENIAL is the last ounce of control/defense that evil-doers possess even in the face of HARD evidence !

  • Haha just another statistic for your ppl. 🤣

  • Put this heartless criminal away he's not relevant 💯

  • Defendant us definitely a Sick F__k!

  • Judge hitted right exercise of demons !

  • Damn these judges be talking for so long like get it over with already

  • Damn he was really really mad

  • Did the judge just say 30-40 years!??… at $200,000 plus a year!??? That’s 6 mill Minimum!! How about mad, hurt and bitter ex’s have you dealt with?? Idk just speaking my mind? How many men are dead, on drugs, living under bridges, bushes, killed or crazy by now have you helped!?

  • His lawyer couldn't even look at the judge...smh

  • If the glove fits wear it.

  • That's 100%🦬💩 why should we the tax payers have to pay for that piece of💩... public execution by the victims family

  • Every criminal in jail says he's innocent

  • People welcome to Life and Family. Enemies behind Family lines born each and everyday. If you know this fact, you will understand why there's murder hate divorce. Even a family brothers and sisters are enemies. Only a family that CAN TRULY LOVE each other will survive Together as still an unbroken Family. Im sorry for everyones hard life. RIP and hopefully the accused released soon.

  • A very honorable judge

  • What a great judge! Super smart and I’m so glad he let that guy know that he ain’t no dummy when it came to the evidence.

  • Nature's way of reducing the population. What a freak that knows he is innocent!

  • God bless this judge. He's a cut above all others.

  • He deserves a pass a less sentence.. because how u comparing ya life to his u don’t know that man at all .. it’s people much more dangerous out here getting let off easy I’m just done

  • "What I know and what I think doesn't really matter" - probably the one true statement he made. And how right he is - what he knows and what he thinks truly no longer matters.

  • Ya family don’t matter .. u just said he went to school

  • So all I got from this is that he is putting his family in front of what’s goin on .. help Me understand.. I say re trial

  • How about putting these people to death on crimes like this

  • GREAT GREAT JUDGE OF HONOR

  • So no regret. No apologies to the family just I’m innocent.

    • This guy Only cares about himself. Other people dont matter.

  • Life isn’t good enough. Maybe those jail thugs will render some justice that the family will never see. This type racism never gets shouted from the rooftops….but how many white people suffer racism at the hands of thugs like this??? Lots……… So sorry for this family. They get nothing but going home with a life sentence for themselves.

  • It warms my heart when i see a judge give a jogger a life sentence

  • Mr.rowland also was arrested 5 months earlier, for selling stolen property of a lady that was carjacked. Even tho he wasn't charged for the actual crime. Hmmmm

  • All he had to do was say. Hey girl you hot in the wrong car. She gets put and he is not in jail and she is still alibe....What a piece of garbage....

  • This Judge is a level headed honest man. The boy still in denial, but he'll come around when he finally realises he's guilty.

  • Just wow gets life.. and the man that ran over my oldest brother , killing him only gets approx 5 years. What a system we have... and he showed no remorse to the family or courts. Just something else.

  • Any one who kills someone deserves to dye eye for an eye

  • “I know I’m innocent” I started convulsing !

  • This sentence was difficult and from the heart. A very sad case...but justice was served

  • 120 times..... she truly didn’t deserve that. He sounds guilty as hell this isn’t about race. Just listen to what he has to says about the case. He really planned and killing this young women.

  • Wow smdh.

  • Why not the death penalty why tf😡

  • Well BYE!

  • He doesn’t even have enough respect to wear his mask properly.

  • Why can't all judges be this just?

  • The judge should be fired no one should be disrespected wearing a mask. It is Against this guy's civil liberties and the judge saying nothing proof he ain't following the constitution. God Loving American citizens honor God not the Taliban or China

  • WELL SAID JUDGE!! Justice!! 💖

    • @sara what? The Lady didnt press charges? He stole her car then sold stuff fr her car? Wow!

    • Mr. Rowland was also arrested 5 months early for selling stolen stuff from a lady that had been carjacked.. Even tho he wasn't charged with being involved. Hmm.

  • Amen 🙏🏾

  • Judge, you are a wonderful person and a blessing to your calling.

  • What a little man that he could not take ownership of his crimes or even apologize to the family.

    • Are we really expecting that? He wouldn't do that until AFTER he got found guilty. Plus the judge mentioned it too, the killers in the past that he's dealt with blot it out of their memory. Plus, why would he admit it, when it could be dismissed or appealed later? It's sick, but it's about self preservation for the narcissist.

  • He took no joy, quite the contrary as it pained him. No grandstanding, attempt of theatrics. A dignified MAN/JUDGE carrying out his judicial duties with class and honor.

  • how this man is breathing.

  • wow what is wrong with people. how can u kill a person, baby or a child , mother, anybody.

  • This just is a GREAT MAN

  • I like the fact that this judge is black sentencing another black man to life in prison no BLM B.S. here.

  • What a quality judge he is. Judge took all concerned inclusive of the accused relatives, friends and citizens into consideration. Well done Judge, you are indeed a human being that truly treat all human whether they do wrong or not with a level of dignity leaving the rest to God

  • This, like any murder, is something we humans have yet been able to understand. At least, speaking for myself, I don't get it. Especially in this case. Is there a reason this murder happened? Was this a crime of opportunity? The 110 times stabbing...... certainly states over kill! Was her time up? Was he taking position as the grim reaper? Had nothing better to do, so why not? It seemed they all strained themselves not attempting to form a cause or guess why this happened. This is one of the oddest murders I've ever viewed on TV. None the less, an individual's life has been taken, more reason for all of us to reckon with. Humanity is losing, and has been lost long ago. My sentiments for both families, such an unfortunate situation for both of them to have to deal with. His statement still lacked emotion whether he did it or not. Our nation, this world, is dangerous and we should wake up. Pray or pay, the time is at hand for us all. 🙏😔

  • This is such a sad store. Has a mother I quien understand how Hard it is ti have a child to take care of and to given saftey to the child. No things is more important that the saftey of ones child.

  • Poor bastard, I'd bet the farm his mom smoked crack while pregnant. You could literally see his head starting to overheat from his brain trying to put a group of words together then saying said words.