HUNTINGTON, Mass.—A Massachusetts judge has rejected a request to dismiss charges against a boater who allegedly drove his speedboat over a father and son in their kayak, killing the 10-year-old boy.
An attorney for 37-year-old Steven Morse of Westfield claimed the grand jury that charged him with manslaughter and other offenses did not have probable cause.
The Daily Hampshire Gazette reports ( http://bit.ly/rafsj4) that a judge in Superior Court in Northampton rejected the argument Friday, sending Morse's case to trial.
Morse is charged with drinking beer and smoking marijuana shortly before taking his speedboat on Norwich Lake in Huntington in August 2010. The boat struck a kayak carrying James Adamopoulos and his 10-year-old son, Gus.
The boy was pronounced dead at a hospital. James Adamopoulos was hospitalized with a leg injury.