NORTHAMPTON, Mass. — A jury has been sent home for the day after deliberating the fate of a Massachusetts man accused of killing a 10-year-old boy by driving a speedboat over the kayak the boy was in with his father.

Steven Morse of Westfield is accused of drinking beer and smoking marijuana before taking his speedboat out on Norwich Lake in Huntington in August 2010. Morse’s boat hit a kayak carrying James Adamopoulos and his son, Augustus, of Ludlow. Augustus died.

Jurors said Tuesday that they had reached verdicts on all but one of the eight charges against Morse. Jurors spent this morning deliberating on the remaining charge, but were sent home this afternoon because the judge had a conference to attend.

Deliberations were expected to resume Thursday.


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