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Boater Sentenced in Death of Usher's Stepson Following Lake Lanier Accident

An Atlanta man has been sentenced to prison in the 2012 death of Kile Glover after a boating accident at Lake Lanier. The boy was the stepson of singer and TV host Usher.

An Atlanta man has been sentenced in the 2012 death of Kile Glover, son of Bounce TV president Ryan Glover, and stepson of Usher. File|Patch
An Atlanta man has been sentenced in the 2012 death of Kile Glover, son of Bounce TV president Ryan Glover, and stepson of Usher. File|Patch
The Atlanta man convicted of killing 11-year-old Kile Glover in a boating accident on Lake Lanier will serve four years in prison.

Jeffrey Hubbard of Atlanta was found guilty of homicide by vessel and serious injury by vessel Feb. 20 in Gainesville. Hubbard was driving a Jet Ski on July 6, 2012, that collided with a pontoon boat towing a raft, which had children on board, reports the Gainesville Times.

Hubbard faced a mandatory minimum prison sentence of three years and a maximum sentence of 23 years, the Times said.

Hubbard’s craft allegedly ran over 11-year-old Kile Glover of Atlanta near Holiday Marina in Buford, says the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Kile, the son of singer and TV host Usher’s ex-wife Tameka Foster and Ryan Glover — president of Bounce TV— was tubing with a 15-year-old girl when they were struck. The boy was in a coma for almost two weeks before he died.

Jordan Shepp, then 15, of Alpharetta was injured in the collision. Ryan Glover was driving the pontoon boat that towed the tube at the time of the collision.

Defense witness Phil Odom testified that Hubbard was neither reckless or at fault in the collision. Odom said Ryan Glover’s pontoon boat “should have taken action to avoid the collision,” the newspaper reports. “More than likely, if the pontoon had stopped ... it wouldn’t have been in a collision,” Odom said.

State investigators said they did not believe Hubbard was intoxicated at the time of the incident, the Journal-Constitution reports.

louise greer March 06, 2014 at 02:38 PM
With the utmost respect for Usher Raymond and his Family I do however feel it is inappropriate and insensitive to post a photo of Usher as the highlight in this story and not the Little boy Kyle that was the victim of this tragedy. I know its all about sensationalism but i also would be livid if that was my son and they post a pic of the Step father just because he is a famous entertainer. Could we not see a picture of the Family maybe or a picture of Kyle AKA(Kile). I am a fan of Usher so its not a bash against him at all.
Elisabette March 06, 2014 at 08:16 PM
Louise, that is an excellent point. I agree.
David Womack March 11, 2014 at 09:53 AM
I don't get it... Paul Bennett, back in November, only got 30 months for killing two boys on the same lake, just two weeks before this incident. He was convicted of BUI and left the scene... Why is this guys punishment so much harsher... How is this in anyway equal treatment under the law?

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