Man who killed Indigenous woman with trailer hitch in T'Bay, Ont., gets 8 years

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A man who pitched a trailer hitch at an Indigenous woman 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.

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

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 7, 2021

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