Boswell Found Guilty of a Lesser Offense

A man charged with murder in the highway death of a Pike County toddler has been found guilty of a lesser offense.

Gerald Craig Boswell, 44, was convicted of manslaughter in the death of 21 month old Clay Worsham.

Boswell was also found guilty 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 allegedly run down by Boswell.

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

Boswell is still being held in the Pike County Jail.

He faces up to 20 years in prison on the manslaughter conviction.


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  • by Jennifer Mills-Martin Location: Enterprise,AL on Oct 3, 2007 at 11:04 AM
    I know it's awful that a child died, but the courts/jury saw it as accident, not murder! That's the diff.....he didn't run these poeple down! We've all had a momment that we took our eyes off the road for that split second...the only diff between you and him is that there wasn't a child in front of you! My prayers go out to the mom/family of that baby! My prayers also go out to the family/kids that Mr Boswell leaves behind!
  • by dianne Location: florida on Aug 24, 2007 at 09:58 AM
    people seem to get less charges on killing children than they do animals and that is so wrong in the justice system..
  • by Sabrina on Aug 23, 2007 at 08:02 PM
    People who kil or hurt children should face the maxium punishment no matter what. Sure accidents happen but there are way more children involved in situations like this.
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