Charge upgraded from aggravated assault to second-degree murder
Brayden Bushby, 18, has been charged with second-degree murder after allegedly throwing a trailer hitch from a car that struck an Indigenous woman who later died in hospital.
According to CBC News, Bushby was originally charged with aggravated assault by Thunder Bay police in February. Barbara Kentner, 34, died in July.
Bushby made a brief court appearance Friday morning; afterward, acting Crown Attorney Andrew Sadler confirmed the murder charge.
Bushby, who is in custody, is scheduled for a bail hearing Friday afternoon
He will make another court appearance on Nov. 6.
Details of the case have been subjected to a publication ban.