March 7, 2014 13:19

Man sentenced to four years in prison for killing Usher's stepson

Jeffrey Simon Hubbard is found guilty of homicide by vessel after 2012 jet ski collision

Man sentenced to four years in prison for killing Usher's stepson

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The man found guilty of killing Usher's 11-year-old stepson has been sentenced to four years in prison.

Last month, Jeffrey Simon Hubbard was found guilty of homicide by vessel by a Georgia jury after a 2012 jet ski collision which killed Usher's stepson Kile Glover, and injured a 15 year-old girl. As The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports, Hubbard was also found guilty of serious injury by vessel, reckless operation, unlawful operation of personal watercraft and boat traffic violation.

Kile Glover, the son of Usher's ex wife Tameka Foster and TV executive Ryan Glover, was on an inner tube on Lake Lanier, just north of Atlanta with a friend when he was run over by Hubbard, who was on his jet ski. Kile Glover died two weeks after the crash.

Hubbard will spend 15 years on probation for operating the Jet Ski in what the judge described as a "foolish" way. "I'm disappointed that you have not accepted more responsibility for what occurred," Hall County Superior Court Judge Bonnie Oliver said.

"He's been remorseful since day one," Hubbard's father, Simon, told journalists, adding that his son had been legally advised not to express an apology earlier. "It's been a nightmare for him for the past two years, and it's probably going to be indelibly etched in his mind for the rest of his life."

Although the incident happened in July 2012, Hubbard – a friend of the family – was not arrested until March 2013, after being indicted by a grand jury. Hubbard's lawyers said that the collision was an accident and that he had tried to avoid the children in the water.

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