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Man Indicted in Fatal Lake Lanier Boating Collision

Paul Bennett, the Cumming man who was involved in a deadly boat collision that resulted in the deaths of two young boys, has been indicted.

Paul J. Bennett, 44, of Cumming, has been indicted by a Hall County grand jury. He is the operator of a fishing boat that struck a pontoon boat earlier this summer, killing two siblings, 9-year-old Jake Prince and his brother Griffin, 13.

Hall County District Attorney Lee Darragh spoke with Cumming Patch and said Bennett was arraigned Thursday afternoon for:

  • eight counts of homicide by vessel in the first degree (four counts for each of the two Prince boys),
  • two counts of boating under the influence,
  • two counts of reckless operation of a vessel,
  • and one count of violation of duty to render assistance and identify vessel and self.

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