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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.

 

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