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Man who threw trailer hitch at Thunder Bay woman now charged with second degree murder

Charges upgraded against 18-year-old after Barbara Ketner's death
Barbara Kentner

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 Tuesday morning when the charges were announced by acting Thunder Bay district Crown attorney, Andrew Sadler. 

Bushby was first charged with aggravated assault after he allegedly threw a metal trailer hitch from a moving vehicle that struck Kentner in the abdomen on the night of Jan. 29, 2017 in Thunder Bay.

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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Doug Diaczuk is a reporter and award-winning author from Thunder Bay. He has a master’s degree in English from Lakehead University
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