Supreme Court to Consider Hardy Appeal

Brad Hardy
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Jackson, Miss. The Mississippi Supreme Court will consider an appeal from a man convicted of manslaughter and aggravated DUI in a boating crash in 2010 that killed his father and another man.

The appeal from Brad Hardy, of Kemper County, is among dozens the Supreme Court will consider during its January-February term. The court will not hear oral arguments.

Hardy was sentenced to 26 years in prison.

Prosecutors say Mikeal Hardy, Brad Hardy's father, and Roger Gipson were killed and another man was injured when Hardy crashed into two other boats while trying to use his to splash people during a holiday weekend at the Ross Barnett Reservoir.

Hardy's defense claimed a steering failure caused the crash.

Prosecutors say Hardy's blood alcohol level was 0.09 percent, above the legal limit of 0.08 percent, almost 90 minutes after the accident.