With assistance from co-defendant Jerome Terrell Davis, Seward then lay in wait for Pressley while armed with an AR-15 rifle as the mail carrier drove her route. Pressley was fatally shot in a hail of gunfire through the back of her vehicle, with Seward firing approximately 20 rounds at the 64-year-old mail carrier. Seward went on to drive Pressley’s postal vehicle three miles away from the site of the shooting, searching through the packages within in a bid to find his package. The killer abandoned the vehicle and Pressley’s body in a ditch near an entrance to a hunt club. The package of marijuana was actually found on the road were Pressley was originally shot, according to the DOJ news release. Seward was arrested the same day as Pressley’s funeral, CNN reported in 2019.
After 64-year-old Irene Pressley refused to deliver 25-year-old Trevor Raekwon Seward’s marijuana package, he fired about 20 times into the back of her mail truck. https://t.co/eyLCPaIqpe— WLBT 3 On Your Side (@WLBT) June 23, 2023
Seward’s life sentence included 20 years in federal prison in connection to his crimes. Speaking in a victim impact statement, Pressley’s sister Elisha Hubbard indicated that the killing resulted in the death of her 97-year-old father, according to Fox. “He gave up, because you took his daughter’s life,” she told Seward. As Seward targeted a federal employee in the performance of her duties, the federal government has jurisdiction over his case.
A 22-year-old man was arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of South Carolina postal worker Irene Pressley, the Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office said. https://t.co/A4mfBsntrr— CNN (@CNN) September 30, 2019
The defendant was convicted of murder of a federal employee in the course of her duties, use of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, robbery, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute marijuana, according to the DOJ news release. Davis also received a 25-year sentence for robbery and conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute marijuana. Approximately 3 in 10 users of marijuana will develop marijuana use disorder, according to the Centers for Disease Control. One study linked higher rates of schizophrenia to young men with the disorder. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
U.S. District Judge Donald C. Coggins, Jr. sentenced Trevor Raekwon Seward to life in prison Thursday for the 2019 murder of South Carolina postal worker 64-year-old Irene Pressley.https://t.co/Pn9iD2uCuj— WACH FOX (@wachfox) June 24, 2023