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Man convicted of killing 10-year-old in boating accident appealing

HUNTINGTON, MA (WSHM) -

The man convicted of killing a 10-year-old Ludlow boy in a boating accident is appealing his case to the state's highest court.

Steven Morse, of Westfield, was sentenced to five years in jail after he was found guilty of homicide by vessel and misleading police.

In August of 2010, Gus Adamopoulos and his father were fishing in a kayak on Norwich Lake in Huntington.

Morse was driving a power boat that slammed into the kayak, killing Gus.

Prosecutors said Morse was impaired because he had five beers and smoked marijuana the day of the accident.

Morse's lawyer says prosecutors never proved that.

During his trial, Morse's lawyer said he was temporarily blinded by the sun when he struck the kayak.

The supreme judicial court will hear arguments in Morse's appeal on Monday, Feb. 3.

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