Man who killed mail carrier over pot delivery sentenced to life in prison

 June 25, 2023

A South Carolina man who killed a mail carrier over a problem with a marijuana delivery was sentenced to life in prison Thursday.

Trevor Raekwon Seward, 25, was found guilty and sentenced to a life sentence for the 2019 crime.

The case

"After finding the note in his mailbox instead of the 2-pound (0.9-kilogram) package of marijuana from California he was expecting, Seward confronted Pressley a few minutes later demanding his package. The U.S. Postal Service mail carrier refused, according to court documents," the Associated Press reported.

"Seward then got a semi-automatic rifle and waited for Pressley to come down a street in Andrews, firing about 20 times into the back of her mail truck, prosecutors said," it added.

The verdict

"In January, a jury found Seward guilty of first-degree murder, use of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence constituting murder, robbery, felon in possession of a firearm or ammunition and drug conspiracy, WPDE reported Thursday," according to Breitbart News.

"During a hearing, Pressley’s sister, Vernelle Gibson Oates, said she had spoken with her sister about retirement not long before the shooting occurred," it added.

The family and response

"Seward listened carefully to Pressley's family as they spoke at the hearing and stood up when the judge asked him if he wanted to speak," KSL reported.

"Seward then said he didn't 'want to cause any more confusion. I don't have anything to say,'" the TV station reported.

The value of the marijuana was reportedly small, according to court documents.

Another man, Jerome Davis, 31, was also sentenced to prison for his involvement in helping Seward look for the mail carrier who was fatally shot.

The sad case ended the life of a postal worker and has resulted in a life sentence for the shooter and years in jail for another man involved over the drug-related incident.

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