Slain Ivy League student’s friend arrested


Authorities on Friday arrested a friend in the killing of a 19-year-old University of Pennsylvania student whose body was found buried in a shallow grave at a California park.

Samuel Lincoln Woodward, 20, of Newport Beach was taken into custody for investigation of homicide after DNA evidence linked him to the death of college sophomore Blaze Bernstein, Orange County Undersheriff Don Barnes said.

Woodward was the last person to see Bernstein alive, Barnes said.

The California man accused of killing his 19-year-old Ivy league friend, defended the Confederate flag and expressed violent thoughts on social media, according to a new report.

Samuel Lincoln Woodward – who was taken into custody Friday for the slaying of University of Pennsylvania pre-med student Blaze Bernstein – posted to an undisclosed site that he believes the flag is a symbol of Southern pride, and not hate, KCAL9 reported.

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