The parents of a student stabbed to death, allegedly by a man who claimed to be her Uber driver, have spoken out for technology that makes rhythm safer.
Samantha Josephson, 21, died in South Carolina last month after getting into Nathaniel David Rowland's car. Police say he posed when her driver in Uber turned on child lock when she was in the vehicle to kill her.
His family says he is innocent and he fainted at a party when it happened. They claim that someone has stolen his car and that they are responsible for the murder of the young woman.
On Monday Samantha & # 39; s parents Seymour and Marci appeared Good morning America to pay tribute to her and to continue their campaign to make rides safer.
They ask for a change in the law that requires all ride-sharing pilots to show a song in their window, have a license plate and have QR codes on both windows in the back seat so that passengers can scan before they enter.
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Samantha Josephson, 21, was stabbed to death last month after she got into a car she thought was her Uber
Marci and Seymour Josephson appeared on Good Morning America on Monday to pay tribute to their daughter Samantha and argue for stricter laws for safe sharing of the ride
Groeien We grow up and teach our children not to drive strangers in cars & what do we do?
& # 39; We get in cars & # 39; s with strangers, & # 39; said Seymour.
Samantha was a student at the University of South Carolina. On March 29, she asked an Uber to take her home with friends around three o'clock in the morning.
She was shown on cameras & # 39; s of surveillance cameras & # 39; s that came in the black Chevy Impala of Rowland and was not heard afterwards.
The young woman's body was found nearby the next day by turkey hunters and Rowland was arrested.
The police found Samantha's cell phone with her blood in the back seat of his car.
Authorities say he has put the child lock in the car to prevent her from escaping.
Monday her father said that if she could have scanned a code to make sure it was her car before she got in, she might still be alive.
& # 39; Placing a QR code on both windows, such as a bar code, turns green, that's my ride, if it's not my whole life, it turns red. The technology already exists, & # 39; he said.
They also request a mandate for all ride-sharing drivers to display a sign in their window in which they identify themselves as drivers.
Another change they want to see is that it must be illegal for drivers who use a ride not to have license plates in front.
& # 39; If the car pulls up, you cannot see the front plate from the front. If you become part of the ride sharing sector, you should have a front license, & Seymour said.
Police say that Samantha got into Nathaniel David Rowland's car because he thought he was her driver. He is in custody for murder and kidnapping, but has yet to plead
Surveillance images released by the police show Josephson an orange shirt and black pants and talk on the phone a few seconds before she disappeared
Samantha gets to see that he drives the Rowy Chevy Impala. The police say he has turned on child lock to prevent them from leaving later
Samantha & # 39; s mother added that the passenger should ask their drivers to tell their name before they leave.
& # 39; You must ask, "What is my name?" It should be automatic, such as putting on a seat belt, & she said.
The ruined parents will travel back to the University of South Carolina to attend their daughter's posthumous graduation, they said.
& # 39; It will be the hardest thing for us to go, but we must go because she wanted us there. I looked at some of our old text messages and she said something about us that we couldn't come and that it would be okay and I said we wouldn't miss it for the world, & Marci said.
Rowland, 24, is in custody of kidnapping and murder attacks.
He has not yet started a plea and will appear in court on April 22. His parents say he is innocent and someone else killed the young woman.
Samantha & # 39; s parents pleaded with a judge earlier to keep him locked up for life, saying: & # 39; It makes us sick to think his face was the last thing my girl saw on this earth. Does he even know her name? & # 39;
The young woman's parent wants the new laws to apply to all companies that share rides, including Uber and Lyft