Man convicted over Usher's stepson death in jet ski crash


Usher with Kile and ex-wife Tameka at the 2008 Kids' Choice Awards in Westwood, California
Image caption Usher with Kile and his ex-wife Tameka at the 2008 Kids' Choice Awards

A man has been charged over a jet ski crash that killed R&B singer Usher's 11-year-old stepson.

The crash in July 2012 on Lake Lanier near Atlanta killed Kile Glover and left another teenager severely injured.

A jury found Jeffrey Hubbard guilty of homicide by vessel.

In addition, he was found guilty of several other charges including serious injury by vessel and reckless operation of a vessel.

Kile's World t-shirt
Image caption Kile Glover's mother Tameka Foster Raymond wears a t-shirt in his memory

Investigators said the jet ski Hubbard was riding hit the children as they were being towed on an inner tube.

Hubbard's defence lawyers said Hubbard tried to avoid the children and that what happened was a tragic accident.

Since the incident, a bill has been introduced in America which lowers the blood-alcohol limit for boat drivers to match the car driving limit.

The bill also requires a boater safety education course for those operating motorised vessels bought after January 1998.

Glover was the son of Tameka Foster Raymond and Atlanta television executive Ryan Glover, and had reportedly been raised by Usher since the age of four.


The singer was married to Tameka between 2007 and 2009.

They have two children together, Usher Raymond V and Naviyd Raymond.

Last year, Usher won a court battle for emergency custody of their two sons.

It was after their eldest child, Usher Raymond V, got stuck in a swimming pool drain at the musician's home.

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