Jeffrey Simon Hubbard was found guilty today in the death of 11-year-old Kile Glover after a water tubing accident that occurred in July 2012. After a prolonged trial period, Hubbard has been found guilty of a number of charges related to the accident.
Here is what you need to know about the man convicted of killing Usher’s ex-wife’s son:
1. He Ran Over Kile Glover With Jet Ski
In July 2012, 11-year-old Kile Glover was being pulled on a water tube at Lake Lanier outside Atlanta, when he was run over by Hubbard on a jet ski. Hubbard was a friend of the family and was traveling in the jet ski nearby the tube.
Kile, who was wearing a life preserver at the time of the accident, was found unconscious and sank into a two-week coma before he died of his head injuries.
2. He Was Convicted of Homicide by Vessel
On Thursday, February 20, Hubbard was found guilty and convicted of homicide by vessel, the most severe charge he faced. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, he was also convicted of serious injury by vessel, reckless operation of a vehicle, unlawful operation of personal watercraft, and a boat traffic violation.
3. Usher ‘Practically Raised Kile as His Own’
Pop star Usher was previously married to Glover’s mother, Tameka Foster. Usher’s close relationship with Glover, even after the divorce, was well documented. A source told US Magazine that, “Usher practically raised Kile as his own. He’s known him for seven years.”
4. He Pleaded Not Guilty in March 2013
In March 2013, almost a full year after the accident, Hubbard pleaded not guilty for the charges associated with Glover’s dead. Now, another year later, he is finally convicted by a jury.
5. He Faces 15-Plus Years in Jail
For the charge of homicide by vessel alone, Hubbard could face up to 15 years in prison. He will be sentenced on March 5 in the Hall County courthouse in Atlanta.