A South Carolina man who was “itching to kill someone” and gunned down a romantic rival almost two years ago has been convicted of murder, prosecutors said.
On Oct. 27, a jury found 20-year-old Cameron Chan’ou Kim of Lady’s Island guilty of fatally shooting Ethan Thomas Bosworth, 20, in Beaufort.
“Jealousy is one of the oldest motives for murder in the book,” prosecutor Mary Jones of the 14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office said. “Cameron Kim was anxious to prove his ‘street cred’ by killing someone, and his belief that his girlfriend had cheated on him with Ethan Bosworth is all the prompting he needed to fulfill that sick fantasy.”
On Nov. 22, 2019 just after 10 p.m., Kim shot Bosworth, whose Ford Mustang then crashed into a tree, prosecutors said.
Bosworth later passed away from his injuries, and an autopsy determined he was struck by three bullets.
According to the prosecutor, investigators recovered Bosworth’s unlocked phone from the car and found a Snapchat message from “Cam Cam” as well as multiple calls between the two men, including one placed just minutes before the deadly shooting.
“The evidence showed that in the days before Bosworth’s murder, Kim was angered because he believed Bosworth had become a romantic rival for his girlfriend. He also had recently acquired a .32 caliber handgun and was ‘itching’ to kill someone with it,” prosecutors said.
According to officials, kim spent a day drinking and smoking marijuana and then arranged to meet with Bosworth.
“When Bosworth drove up in his Mustang, Kim shot him three times through the open passenger-side window, likely killing him instantly,” prosecutors said. "The vehicle then rolled into a tree along the roadside."
Prosecutors said Kim “boasted to friends about the killing.”
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