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Thursday 21 August 2014

Man convicted of murder by vessel over jetski crash which killed R&B singer Usher's stepson

Published 20/02/2014 | 21:51

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12:  Usher arrives at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards  at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
A man has been convicted of homicide by vessel over a jetski crash which killed R&B singer Usher's 11-year-old stepson. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

A man has been convicted of homicide by vessel over a jetski crash which killed R&B singer Usher's 11-year-old stepson.

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A jury in Hall County, Georgia, also found Jeffrey Hubbard guilty of serious injury by vessel, reckless operation of a vessel, unlawful operation of a personal watercraft and a boat traffic violation.

The crash on Lake Lanier, north-east of Atlanta, in summer 2012 killed Kile Glover and left another teenager seriously injured.

Investigators said the jetski Hubbard was riding hit the children as they were being towed on an inner tube. Kile died of head injuries six days later.

Hubbard's lawyers argued that what happened was a tragic accident and was not linked to recklessness.

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