Man who killed Barbara Kentner with trailer hitch in Thunder Bay gets 8 years


Brayden Bushby leaves the Thunder Bay courthouse in an undated photo.

The man who pitched a trailer hitch at Barbara Kentner from a moving car in Thunder Bay, Ont., has been sentenced to eight years in prison.

The judge had convicted 22-year-old Brayden Bushby for manslaughter last year.

Kentner, a 34-year-old old mother, died six months after the incident in January 2017.

Family of Barbara Kentner
Barbara Kentner died in 2017.

Evidence was that a drunk Bushby heaved the hitch from a vehicle as it passed Kentner.

Court heard that he laughed and said “I got one” after the hitch hit her, causing severe internal injury.

The Crown had wanted a sentence of between eight and 12 years; the defence had suggested four.

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