Man Convicted In The 2019 Murder Of A Mail Carrier Who Failed To Deliver A Large Package Of Marijuana To His Home, Sentenced To Life

Williamsburg County Sheriff's Office

On Thursday, a man, Trevor Raekwon Seward, has been sentenced to life behind bars after he was convicted of murdering a U.S Postal Service mail carrier who left a note in the mailbox instructing Seward to pick up a large package of marijuana at a South Carolina post office instead of delivering it to his home, FOX reports. 

The 25-year-old was convicted of murdering the 64-year-old federal worker, Irene Pressley, as she delivered mail. In addition to the September 2019 murder of Pressley, Seward was also convicted of other crimes, according to federal prosecutors.

After Seward discovered the note in his mailbox instead of the package, which was supposed to be 2 pounds of marijuana, he confronted the mail carrier moments later and requested his package. According to court documents, Pressley declined his request. The 25-year-old then got a rifle and as Pressley went down the street, he shot the gun 20 times into the rear of her mail truck resulting in multiple bullets hitting her. 

Seward later drove the truck into a trench, looked through the mail in an attempt to find his marijuana or anything else valuable, and then fled, leaving Pressey’s body in the truck, per prosecutors. Court Records added that the marijuana package was later discovered on the street where the mail carrier was murdered. 

The mail carrier’s sister blamed the death of her father on Seward in court. According to WPDE-TV, Elisha Hubbard said during the sentencing hearing on Thursday,

“He gave up because you took his daughter’s life.” 

A co-defendant, 31-year-old, Jerome Terrell Davis, who assisted Seward in looking for the U.S Postal Service mail carrier was sentenced to 25 years behind bars. Davis pleaded guilty to

“robbery and conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute marijuana,”

according to prosecutors, reports FOX. 

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