Bond Set at $1 Million in Student's Death

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Bond for a 23-year-old Laurel man charged in the death of a 5-year-old kindergarten student has been set at $1 million.

Justice Court Judge Howell Beech said Monday he set the bond high for Dominic Gebben because he could be a flight risk.

Gebben is charged with manslaughter-culpable negligence and felony fleeing following a Friday accident that killed Nathan Key, who was hit after he got off his school bus.

Jones County Sheriff Alex Hodge told The Hattiesburg American that Gebben was in traffic behind the bus, but pulled around it and struck the child.

The driver fled and was later found by deputies hiding in a wooded area. It wasn't immediately clear if Gebben has an attorney.

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  • by In Meridian all my life Location: Meridian on Dec 15, 2009 at 10:23 AM
    yes he should be prosecuted-and yes sounds like he would be a flight risk-hope he gets what he deserves-can't imagine what family of poor child is going through-
  • by John Boy Location: Meridian on Dec 15, 2009 at 09:26 AM
    This idiot doesn't deserve to live. He is nothing but a CO2 factory producing unneccessary greenhouse gases.
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