The man accused of killing Tameka Raymond’s 11-year-old son Kile Glover while operating a jet ski on a Georgia lake in July 2012, was today found guilty of homicide by vessel.
A Hall County jury also found Jeffrey Hubbard, a close friend of Kile’s father Ryan Glover, guilty of four other charges – serious injury by vessel, reckless operation, unlawful operation of personal watercraft and boat traffic violation.
Defense lawyers claimed that Hubbard tried to avoid the children and that what happened was a tragic accident.
Kile was on an inflatable raft at the time of the accident and vacationing with his father Ryan Glover, an Atlanta-based clothier. The child was hospitalized but never regained consciousness and died on July 21. Hubbard, 38, a friend of the family, was driving the jet ski that struck Kile, who was with an unidentified 15-year-old girl at the time. Both children were airlifted to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston.
According to authorities, Hubbard was riding a jet ski behind the pontoon and lost control, before colliding with Glover’s tube. Usher, 35, and Foster, who divorced in 2009 after two years of marriage, were in the middle of a bitter custody battle over their sons Usher Raymond V, six, and Naviyd, five, before Kile’s accident.
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