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Mother of victims testifies in fatal Lanier boat accident trial
Tara Prince points out to District Attorney Lee Darragh the position of family and friends on their pontoon boat on the night Paul Bennett’s boat collided with the Prince family’s vessel in June 2012 on Lake Lanier. Prince was the first witness called Tuesday afternoon during Paul Bennett’s trial. Bennett is being tried in the 2012 boating deaths of her sons Jake and Griffin Prince.
The mother of two boys killed in a Lake Lanier boating accident testified Tuesday in the trial of the man accused in the incident. Tara Prince was on a pontoon boat with her family and friends June 18, 2012, when Paul J. Bennett’s fishing boat struck the front of the pontoon, instantly killing Jake Prince, 9, and Griffin Prince, 13. “I searched the wreckage; I was doing a head count.