by: Tom Regan Updated:
HALL COUNTY, Ga. - The stepmother of an 11
-year-old boy killed after he was hit by a jet ski in July 2012 gave tearful testimony Tuesday in the trial of an Atlanta man charged in the collision.
Jeff Hubbard is accused of homicide by vessel in the incident that resulted in the death of Kile Glover,
stepson of entertainer Usher. Another child was seriously hurt.
stepmother, Marsha Glover, said Hubbard was driving his jet ski in a reckless manner prior to the collision.
"He was just zooming back and forth, yelling with no hands standing on the jet ski. Just really crazy and erratic," Glover said.
Glover said she and her husband Ryan saw Hubbard racing toward their pontoon boat, which was towing their son and a female friend on a tube.
"We looked up and I saw Jeff coming as if he was coming directly toward the boat. And before I knew it, there was a big cloud of water
.," Glover said.
She told a Hall County jury that seconds later, she and her husband realized the jet ski struck the two children on the tube.
"I screamed. My husband immediately jumped in the water. I was on the phone with 911, our kids are in the water and we need help," Glover said.
Kile Glover died from head injuries six days following the incident. Jordan Shepp, then 15, was seriously hurt
Defense lawyers said Hubbard tried to avoid the children and that what happened was a tragic accident.
The Hall County District Attorney finished presenting its case Tuesday.
Hubbard’s lawyers are expected to call witnesses beginning Wednesday. Hubbard also faces charges of serious injury by vessel and reckless operation.