Man Gets 22 Years for Fatal Hit-and-Run
The state Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a man sentenced to twenty-two years for a hit-and-run that killed a child.
Gebben was convicted in 2010 in Jones County on manslaughter and felony fleeing charges.
Prosecutors say Gebben drove around a stopped school bus and ran over five-year-old Nathan Key, killing him. The incident occurred near the child's home in 2009.
The boy's death prompted the Mississippi Legislature to pass "Nathan's Law" in 2011. The law requires motorists to stay at least 10 feet from a stopped school bus. Violators could be fined up to $750 for a first offense. On a second offense, violators face a fine and up to a year in prison.