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Deadly boat crash suspect claims he tried to help

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In a Georgia court on Tuesday, prosecutors played a police tape recorded after they say a Forsyth County man hit and killed two children while boating while drunk on Lake Lanier.

Rachel Stockman, a reporter for WSBT-2 News attended the hearing in Hall County for Paul Bennett, where she reported that she heard emotional words from the suspect and watched a video recorded from a camera attached to the uniform of a Department of Natural Resources ranger conducting a field sobriety test.

Bennett is accused of driving his boat drunk on Lake Lanier and hitting the Prince family's pontoon boat last June. Jake Prince, 9, and his brother Griffin Prince, 13, were killed.

During the tape, Bennett says he tried rescuing the boys, but left the scene before rangers showed up because the woman he was with was diabetic and needed sugar.

The video showed Bennett crying hysterically the night of his arrest.

“How am I supposed to be OK? How can you be OK? God!” he cried.

Click here for the full emotionally-charged report.

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