Jet Skier Found Guilty in Death of Usher's Stepson, Kile Glover

Family friend Jeffery Hubbard convicted on five counts, including homicide by vessel.

Posted: 02/21/2014 08:26 AM EST
Filed Under Usher, Music News

Jefferey Simon Hubbard, the family friend arrested last March for killing Usher's 11-year-old stepson, Kile Glover, has been handed a guilty verdict.

The incident occurred in July 2012. Kile was vacationing with his father, TV executive Ryan Glover, at Lake Lanier in Georgia. He was in an inner tube on the water, being pulled along by a boat, when Hubbard, aboard a jet ski, accidentally hit him.

Kile was unresponsive when he was pulled from the water. His brain injuries were so severe, he never regained consciousness, and passed away later that month.

"At the end of the day, I know he didn’t do it on purpose," Tameka Foster, Kile's mother and Usher's ex-wife said, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "He could've only loved Kile." Foster has created a charity organization for children in his memory, Kile's World Foundation, and has a 5K run/walk planned in Atlanta for March 29, Kile's birthday. 

Hubbard was convicted in a Hall County court of homicide by a vessel, injury by vessel, reckless operation, unlawful operation of personal watercraft, and a boat traffic violation.

He is scheduled for sentencing March 5 at 1:30 p.m.

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