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Badge and Bar: Rape case set for October in Superior Court
Jeffrey Hubbard
Jeffrey Hubbard

A Gainesville man indicted on charges of sexual abuse is set for a fall trial in Hall County Superior Court, records show.

Ramon Morgan, 32, was indicted in June by a Hall County grand jury on charges of rape, aggravated sodomy, abuse of a disabled adult, exploitation of a disabled adult and sexual battery. The case was investigated by the Oakwood Police Department.

The alleged crime occurred on May 3, 2013, the indictment states.

Morgan is scheduled on the Oct. 21 trial calendar in Judge Bonnie Oliver’s courtroom.

Trial in death of Usher’s stepson on Judge Oliver’s Oct. 21 docket

Jeffrey Hubbard, charged in the death of 11-year-old Kile Glover, is also set for Oliver’s Oct. 21 trial calendar.
Glover, the stepson of entertainer Usher, was killed on Lake Lanier after he was hit by a personal watercraft.

Hubbard’s lawyer entered a not guilty plea in March to charges of homicide by watercraft, reckless operation of a vessel, unlawful operation of a personal watercraft, boat traffic violation and serious injury by vessel.

Glover suffered severe brain injuries when authorities said they believe Hubbard’s personal watercraft hit Glover, who was on an inflatable raft. Glover was vacationing with his father at the time of the incident.

Law enforcement officials said Hubbard was in violation of the “100-foot law,” which mandates that drivers of boats and personal watercraft not operate at more than idle speed within 100 feet of a sitting object or person in the water.

UNG to screen HBO documentary featuring Hall County defender

Locals who don’t receive HBO will have a chance Tuesday to see attorney Travis Williams in the award-winning HBO documentary “Gideon’s Army.”

The University of North Georgia will screen the film at its Gainesville campus. Williams, a senior attorney with the Hall County Public Defender’s Office, will hold a question-and-answer session about social justice after a showing of the film.

In the 50th year after the Supreme Court case Gideon v. Wainwright, which declared the right to counsel in criminal cases, the film tells the story of three Southern public defenders, including Williams, who strive to provide strong representation for their clients in a strained criminal justice system.

“This incredible documentary shows the impact on a community when people don’t get proper legal representation,” said Robert Robinson, director of multicultural student affairs at UNG. “Many of our students will be working in the community, making this a great opportunity for firsthand, practical experience. The Human Services and Delivery Administration program will be bringing many of their students, as will several other departments. We are also glad to be able to provide this opportunity to community members, and hope to see many of them in attendance as well.”

“Gideon’s Army” was a selection in the U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. The film premiered July 3 on HBO.

The showing is free and open to the public and will be held in room 3110 of the Martha T. Nesbitt Building on the Gainesville campus from 1-3 p.m.

Refreshments will be served following the viewing, the university said.

Emma Witman covers public safety issues for The Times. Share your thoughts, news tips and questions with her:


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