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State concludes case against Bennett in boat deaths' trial
Prosecution blames Cumming man for 2012 collision that killed 2 Buford brothers
Cpl. Shawn Elmore, of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, is cross-examined Friday afternoon in Hall County Superior Court during the trial of Paul Bennett. Elmore led the incident reconstruction team in the investigation of the June 18, 2012, boating accident on Lake Lanier that which killed two Buford boys.
Evidence from the state concluded Friday evening in the criminal trial of Paul J. Bennett, who is accused of causing a boating accident that killed two boys in 2012. Bennett, 45, of Cumming is charged with eight counts of homicide by vessel, failure to render aid, reckless operation of a vessel and boating under the influence in the June 18, 2012, collision. Bennett’s fishing boat struck the front of a pontoon with 13 people on board, killing Jake Prince, 9, and Griffin Prince, 13.