A grand jury in Georgia has found Jeffrey Simon Hubbard, 40, guilty of homicide by vessel in the death of Usher’s former stepson.
Kile Glover, 11, and a 15-year-old girl were riding on an inner tube that was being pulled by a pontoon boat on a Georgia lake when a personal watercraft hit them in July 2012.
Jeffrey was operating the watercraft. He was a family friend who was a part of their group outing on Lake Lanier when the accident occured.
A jury found him 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. Sentencing is set for next month.
Kile suffered a serious head injury, and died two weeks later in Atlanta.
Here are new pictures of Usher in Los Angeles (what the heck is on his head?).
Posted Friday, February 21st, 2014 at 11:11am
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Tameka Raymond has shared a picture of her son, Usher Raymond V, following his near-death pool accident earlier this week. The five-year-old almost drowned after getting his arm stuck in the drain of his dad’s pool.
Usher was not home at the time, but his son was being watched by their aunt. Usher Jr., saw a toy of his caught in the pool drain, and dove down to retrieve it. When he couldn’t get his toy out, his arm became stuck. It took 3 people trying to get Usher un-stuck from the drain. It’s a miracle he survived.
Tameka, Usher’s mom, shared the picture above and wrote: “My favorite 5 year old. What a blessing! I have always loved and appreciated my sons but tragedies and close calls make this even more evident. URV had an angel named Kile Ishmael and our Lord and true savior to look after him. Words cannot express the relief and how thankful to God I truly am.”
Just last year, Tameka’s 11-year-old son Kile died after a jet ski accident. Following this latest incident, Tameka asked a judge for temporary custody of her two sons, saying that Usher left them unsupervised, and often leaves the children with other people while he’s working.
Posted Friday, August 9th, 2013 at 7:07am
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Usher’s son Usher Raymond V, 5, is the ICU at an Atlanta hospital this morning after suffering a serious accident in the singer’s pool last night.
According to TMZ, the horrible accident happened around 6:00PM last night when Usher was not home.
Apparently the boy was swimming in his pool with his aunt, when the youngster saw a toy stuck in the drain. He dove down to grab the toy and his arm got stuck in the drain. The aunt immediately went down to rescue him, but couldn’t free his arm. The maid then also tried to save the boy, but couldn’t free him. The maid screamed for help, and two men who were working on the home came out, dove in and freed the boy. They gave him CPR and rushed him to the hospital. By time the ambulance arrived, Usher was home, and rode with his son to the hospital.
Usher Raymond V is the oldest of Usher’s two sons with ex-wife Tameka Raymond. Both Usher and Tameka are at the hospital now. Doctors determined that the boy should be okay, thank God.
This is the second water-related tragedy for the family. Tameka’s 11-year-old son form a previous relationship was killed last year following a jet skiing accident.
Posted Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 at 11:11am
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Usher is protected from the snow by his trusty umbrella holder as he walks through New York City. N
Did anyone watch The Voice premier? How did you think Usher was on the panel?
Posted Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 at 9:09am
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Shakira may be the only female judge on NBC’s The Voice, but she is ready to take on the challenge!
She will be set to judge with fellow singers Adam Levine, 34, Blake Shelton, 36, and new judge Usher, 34
“Never underestimate a 5-foot-3 Colombian girl!” the new mom explains in a first look preview of The Voice, premiering Monday, March 25.
“They complain that I play the lady card, but it’s not a gimmick — I am a lady!” admits the Colombian-born singer-songwriter, 36, in the above preview clip, filmed when she was still pregnant with son Milan. “I’m not getting any advice from those guys!”
Christina Milian, The Voice’s social media correspondent, tells Us Weekly Shakira sure holds her own when it comes to choosing her team for the season. “Shakira is really awesome at campaigning — she’s smart and intelligent and gives great advice,” Milian hinted at the March 19 “Skirts Only” fashion show in New York City.
The Voice host Carson Daly is equally as smitten with the new girl on the block. “I think your spring girl crush is Shakira — a lot of people don’t know a lot about her and how good she is,” raves Daly, who has hosted the series since its 2011 premiere. “I think America is really going to fall in love with her when the show is on the air.”
I love Shakira! I haven’t even started watching yet, but I will be rooting for her team. The Voice premieres on NBC tonight.
Who’s team will you be rooting for? Do you like the new additions of Shakira and Usher to the panel?
Source Photo: Fame/Flynet
Posted Monday, March 25th, 2013 at 9:09am
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