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Charge upgraded to murder in case of woman who died after being hit by trailer hitch

An 18-year-old in Thunder Bay faces a charge of second-degree murder
Barbara Kentner (Facebook).

THUNDER BAY — Brayden Bushby has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of Indigenous woman Barbara Kentner. 

Bushby, 18, appeared in a Thunder Bay courtroom this morning when the charges were announced by acting Thunder Bay district Crown attorney, Andrew Sadler. 

Bushby was first charged with aggravated assault. He is alleged to have thrown a metal trailer hitch from a moving vehicle that struck Kentner in the abdomen on the night of Jan. 29, 2017 in the area of Cameron Street.

Kentner died in hospital on July 4. She was 34-years-old. 

Bushby will make another court appearance on Nov. 6. Details of the case have been subjected to a publication ban. 


Doug Diaczuk

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