Suspect in crash that killed Usher's stepson pleads not guilty

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Jeffrey Hubbard, of Atlanta, is accused of running over an 11-year-old with a Yamaha Waverunner.

GAINESVILLE, Ga. - A man charged in a crash on Lake Lanier that killed R&B singer Usher’s stepson is fighting against the charges.

Channel 2’s Sophia Choi was the only reporter at the Hall County Superior Court when the defendant entered a not guilty plea Tuesday. Jeffrey Hubbard is out on a $10,000 bond.

The victim, 11-year-old Kile Glover, died last summer after a personal watercraft hit him on the lake. He was on an inner tube behind a boat at the time of the crash. He died after spending two weeks in a coma.

A grand jury indicted Hubbard earlier this month. He faces several charges, including homicide by vessel. Investigators previously said alcohol likely did not play a role.

Hubbard and family members had nothing to say as they left court, and his attorney told Choi very little. When asked if the crash was an accident, attorney Jeffery Talley said, “We'll try that before a jury.”

Hubbard's attorneys said the next step is filing motions for discovery to see what evidence prosecutors have against him.