Timarius Baker was convicted of murdering 21-year-old college student Demonsha Clegg, whose body was found on a residential street in Marlboro County, South Carolina.
Clegg was a student at Elizabeth City State University in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, where she was studying social work. During the holiday break, she left campus and went to her hometown, Raeford, to visit relatives.
She was supposed to return to school on the afternoon of Dec. 1, 2013, but she never arrived.
Two days later, at around 9 a.m. on Dec. 3, 2013, Clegg was found dead on a residential street near Laurinburg, North Carolina. According to The Laurinburg Exchange, a passerby discovered her body on Plantation Road.
An autopsy showed that Clegg died from multiple gunshot wounds to the abdomen.
Investigators said that on the morning of Dec. 1, 2013, Clegg went to the Encore nightclub on Highway 16-401E in North Carolina, which is where she met Baker, who was 20 years old at the time.
They left the nightclub together, and sometime later, Baker shot and killed Clegg before he dumped her body on the street, then fled in her car, South Carolina Now reported.
He drove to an area near his home on West Church Street in Rowland, North Carolina, and afterward, he set the car ablaze.
Two days after the fatal shooting, Baker was arrested and booked into the Scotland County Jail, where he was held without bond.
Baker was charged with first-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon, larceny of a motor vehicle, and possession of a firearm by a felon.
In May 2018, Baker was found guilty. He was later sentenced to life in prison.
Baker was given an additional 84 to 113 months in prison for robbery with a dangerous weapon.
The motive for the killing is unknown.