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Arrest Made in the Death of Usher’s Stepson: Suspect Charged With Homicide by Vessel

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Kile and Usher in 2008. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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Jeffrey Hubbard. (Hall County Sheriff's Department)

Nearly eight months after the death of Usher’s stepson, 11-year-old Kile Glover, justice is finally being served.

On Friday morning just after 7 a.m. ET, Jeffrey Simon Hubbard was arrested “without incident” at his mother and father’s home in Georgia and was “cooperative,” the arresting officer Sgt. Mike Burgamy, of Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources, tells omg!.

Hubbard’s arrest comes just one day after a grand jury in Hall County, Georgia, indicted him on a slew of charges – including Homicide by Vessel, Serious Injury by Vessel, and Reckless Operation of a Vessel. In July 2012, Kile and another young girl were struck by a jet ski operated by Hubbard, a family friend of his father’s, as they rode in an inflatable raft. While the girl suffered minor injuries, Kile spent 10 days in a coma before he finally succumbed to his brain injuries on July 21.

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Kile's mother at the State Capitol. (Instagram)

Although Sgt. Burgamy would not go into detail of why Hubbard was charged, he did tell omg! the investigation into Kile’s death had been ongoing and once complete, evidence was brought before a grand jury, which indicted him on Thursday.

Hubbard is currently being held without bail and is expected to appear before a judge this weekend.

Kile’s mother, Usher’s ex-wife Tameka Raymond, has been fighting to make sure her son did not die in vain. On February 21, Raymond, who has two other sons with the “Numb” singer, was at the State Capitol to propose “Kile’s Law” to improve boat safety, which she documented on her Instagram page. “I won't stop,” she wrote that day. “Nope! My best friend and favorite person will never be forgotten #kileslaw.”

A rep for Usher did not immediately respond to omg!’s request for a comment on Hubbard’s arrest.

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