Man Sentenced in Pike County Fatal Accident

A man convicted of manslaughter in the highway death of a Pike County toddler was sentenced in Troy.

44-year-old Gerald Craig Boswell was found guilty in August of killing 21 month old Clay Worsham.

Boswell was also convicted of assaulting the child's mother.

Tanya Worsham was pushing her son in a stroller along the side of Pike County Road 2243 in April of last year when they were run down by Boswell.

Prosecutors said Boswell was driving under the influence of prescription drugs at the time of the incident.

Judge Thomas Head sentenced Boswell to 15 and half years for manslaughter and 7 and half years for assault.

The judge has not ruled on whether the sentences will run consecutively or concurrently.


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  • by Anonymous Location: Enterprise on Oct 3, 2007 at 09:06 AM
    This is the same judge that sentenced Julie Watkins to fifteen years for assault. Why does someone who killed somebody get the same sentence?? Furthermore, his assault sentence was HALF of Watkins' sentence. This is not justice.
  • by Candace Location: Troy on Oct 3, 2007 at 07:25 AM
    This was a tragic accident and nobody is denying that but to punish this man by sending him to prison for 15 years is not justice and it doesn't bring that baby back. This was a traffic accident and that is not murder or manslaughter.
  • by beverly Location: henry county on Oct 2, 2007 at 09:20 PM
    see what i am saying manslaughter,that should have been murder,the system is messed up bad.
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