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Man Sentenced to 4 Years for Killing Usher's Stepson

Jeffrey Simon Hubbard will also spend 15 years on probation after he is released

Usher Raymond attends a hearing to discuss child custody with his ex-wife Tameka Foster at Fulton County State Court on August 16, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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March 6, 2014 1:45 PM ET

The man found guilty of killing Usher's 11-year-old stepson has been sentenced to four years in prison. Last month, a Georgia jury found Jeffrey Simon Hubbard guilty of homicide by vessel as a result of the 2012 Jet Ski collision that took the life of the boy, Kile Glover, and injured a 15-year-old girl. Hubbard was also found guilty of serious injury by vessel, unlawful operation of a personal watercraft and boat traffic violation.

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Glover and the girl were in an inner tube on Lake Lanier, just north of Atlanta, when Hubbard ran them over. The boy died about two weeks after the crash. After serving his sentence, Hubbard will spend 15 years on probation for operating the Jet Ski in what the judge described as a "foolish" way, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution"I'm disappointed that you have not accepted more responsibility for what occurred," Hall County Superior Court Judge Bonnie Oliver told Hubbard.

"He's been remorseful since day one," Hubbard's father, Simon, told reporters, 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."

The collision occurred in July 2012, but Hubbard – who was a family friend – was not arrested until March 2013 when a grand jury indicted him. His attorneys argued that he tried to avoid the children, claiming the incident was an accident.

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