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Judge orders Brayden Bushby, man who killed indigenous woman with trailer hitch, to stand trial for murder

Judge orders Brayden Bushby, man who killed indigenous woman with trailer hitch, to stand trial for murder

Brayden Bushby, the 20 year old man who killed Barbara Kentner will stand trial for murder in her death.

THUNDER BAY — A man who killed an indigenous woman in a targeted act of violence in Thunder Bay has been ordered to stand trial in her death.

Brayden Bushby, now 20 years old, was charged initially with assault in the February 2017 attack on Barbara Ketner after he threw a trailer hitch out a moving car window at the woman while she was walking down the street.

Justice Frank Valente said in a Thunder Bay courtroom today that there is sufficient evidence to put Bushby on trial.

Kentner, 34, was hospitalized and died in July 2017 from her injuries sustained in the attack. Police then announced charges against Bushby were upgraded to second degree murder.

Preliminary hearings were held in September 2018 to decide whether or not there was enough evidence for Bushby to stand trial. Those preliminary hearings have been under a publication ban.

Today’s ruling means Bushby will stand trial for the murder of Kentner. No trial date or location has been announced yet.

Nahnda Garlow

Nahnda Garlow

Nahnda Garlow, Onondaga under the wing of the Beaver Clan of Six Nations, is Outreach Editor for the Two Row Times. Her popular column, Scone Dogs and Seed Beads brings weekly thoughts on current day indigenous identity. Nahnda has been a journalist with the Two Row Times since it's founding in 2013. She studied Journalism, Human Rights and Indigenous Studies at Laurier University. She is a self-proclaimed "rez girl" who also brings to the Two Row Times years of experience as a Haudenosaunee cultural interpreter, traditional dancer and beadwork aficionado. Nahnda is a member of the Canadian Association of Journalists and the Native American Journalists Association.

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