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Brayden Bushby now charged with 2nd degree murder in death of Barbara Kentner

Barbara KEntner. (Willow Fiddler/APTN National News)

Barbara KEntner. (Willow Fiddler/APTN National News)

Charge upgraded from aggravated assault in Thunder Bay court Friday morning

By Matt Prokopchuk, CBC News, Nov 3, 2017

The man charged with throwing a trailer hitch at an Indigenous woman in Thunder Bay, Ont., is now charged with second degree murder.

was originally charged with aggravated assault by Thunder Bay police in February. Barbara Kentner, 34, died in July. Read the rest of this entry

First Nations woman dies after being hit by trailer hitch thrown from passing car in Thunder Bay, Ont.

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Barbara Kentner

Barbara Kentner, 34, was struck in January, police consider changing charge against man, 18

By Jody Porter, CBC News, July 4, 2017

A First Nations woman who was hit by a trailer hitch, thrown from a passing car in Thunder Bay, Ont., last January, has died.

Barbara Kentner, 34, required surgery after being hit in the abdomen by the trailer hitch on Jan. 29. She was released from hospital in time to take part in a walk in her honour on Feb. 5, but later returned to medical care. Read the rest of this entry

Time to acknowledge hate crimes against Indigenous people as reality, says legal expert

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Barbara Kentner, left, was struck by a trailer hitch thrown from a moving car in Thunder Bay, Ont., on Jan. 29. Her sister, Melissa Kentner, right, witnessed the assault and believes it was a hate crime. (Jody Porter/CBC)

Decade-old recommendation to adopt Aboriginal hate crimes strategy in Ontario never adopted

CBC News, Feb 07, 2017

The assault of an Indigenous woman in Thunder Bay, Ont. who was hit by a trailer hitch thrown from a passing car is evidence that the time for governments, and individuals to address hate motivated crimes against Indigenous people in Ontario is long overdue, says one legal expert.  Read the rest of this entry