Meridian Star

New Today

March 8, 2013

Man in fatal hit-and-run got 22-year sentence

JACKSON, Miss. —  

The Mississippi Supreme Court declined Thursday to hear an appeal from a man sentenced to 22 years for a hit-and-run that killed a child.

Dominic Gebben was convicted in 2010 in Jones County on manslaughter and felony fleeing charges. His conviction was upheld last year by the state Court of Appeals.

Prosecutors say Gebben drove around a stopped school bus and ran over 5-year-old Nathan Key, killing him. The incident occurred near the child's home in Jones County in 2009.

The boy's death prompted the Mississippi Legislature to pass "Nathan's Law" in 2011 that increase penalties for passing a stopped school bus.

The Appeals Court denied Gebben's allegations that he was denied a fair trial because of news coverage and the parents' lobbying for a new school bus safety law.

 

1
Text Only
New Today
Biz Marquee
New Today
Poll

A study by Ohio State University states that eating a candy bar when a person is hungry could prevent fights between husbands and wives because glucose helps with self-control. Do you think this is true?

Yes
No
     View Results
Facebook
Facebook
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
AP Video
Tributes Mark Boston Bombing Anniversary Raw: Kan. Shooting Suspect Faces Judge US Supports Ukraine's Efforts to Calm Tensions Suspect in Kansas Shootings Faces Murder Charges Ukraine: Military Recaptures Eastern Airport Raw: Storm Topples RVs Near Miss. Gulf Coast NASA Showcases Lunar Eclipse Pistorius Cries During Final Cross-Examination The Boston Marathon Bombing: One Year Later Michael Phelps Set to Come Out of Retirement First Women Move to Army Platoon Artillery Jobs Sex Offenders Charged in Serial Killings Police: Woman Stored Dead Babies in Garage OC Serial Murder Suspects May Have More Victims Family: 2 Shot in Head at Kan. Jewish Center Raw: Horse Jumping Inspires 'Bunny Hop' After Attack, Officials Kill 5 Bears in Florida Popular Science Honors Year's Top Inventions ND Oil Boom Attracting Drug Traffickers
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide