NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - A judge has dismissed an involuntary manslaughter charge stemming from a boat collision that killed a Gloucester boy.
Newport News Circuit Judge H. Vincent Conway ruled that 49-year-old Wayne Espinoza's lack of judgment didn't warrant the charge.
Espinoza was operating at towing vessel that collided with a 19-foot bass fishing boat operated by Philip Brewer on the James River on Oct. 17, 2010. Brewer's son, 13-year-old Lance Brewer, was killed.
The Daily Press ( http://bit.ly/MmFepj) reports that the judge dismissed the charge against Espinoza on Monday.
Philip Brewer also was charged with involuntary manslaughter. He was found not guilty in March.
Information from: Daily Press, http://www.dailypress.com
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