Jeffrey Simmon Hubbard, 40, was operating the personal watercraft that hit the boat pulling 11-year-old Kile Glover, son of Usher’s ex Tameka Raymond from a previous relationship, and a 15-year-old girl as they rode on an inner tube in a Georgia lake.
Hubbard was found guilty on five counts including homicide by vessel in the first degree, serious injury by vessel, reckless operation of a vessel, unlawful operation of a personal watercraft, and a boat traffic violation. He was said to be a family friend.
“At the end of the day, I know he didn’t do it on purpose,” Foster told Atlanta’s Channel 2 News. “He could’ve only loved Kile.”
Glover was struck in the head and declared dead two weeks later at Children’s Healthcare at Egleston in Atlanta.
Tameka Raymond was married to singer Usher for two years before divorcing in 2009. They have two children together from their marriage.
Hubbard’s sentencing is set for March 5.