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Samantha Josephson Awarded Posthumous Degree By University Of South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (CBS) -- The University of South Carolina has given a posthumous degree to a New Jersey woman who police say was killed by a man she thought was her Uber driver.

There was an empty seat with a cap and gown, where Robbinsville, New Jersey native Samantha Josephson would have been sitting during Saturday's graduation ceremony.

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In March, Josephson was killed after she got into what she believed was an Uber she ordered. Police say it wasn't, and that Nathaniel Rowland allegedly stabbed and killed her.

'He Was A Monster': Grieving Father Of Samantha Josephson Pleads With Mourners To Be Extra Vigilant When Using Ride-Sharing Apps

After Josephson's death, South Carolina lawmakers passed a bill that requires Uber and Lyft drivers to display illuminated lights in their vehicles.

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