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Preliminary hearing scheduled for Brayden Bushby

A preliminary hearing date is scheduled for 19-year-old Brayden Bushby.

THUNDER BAY -- A preliminary hearing date has been set for a 19-year-old Thunder Bay man accused of throwing a trailer hitch from a car that struck a woman.

Brayden Bushby, 19, was charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of 34-year-old Barbara Kentner.

The preliminary hearing, which will start on Sept. 10, is expected to last five days.

A judge will hear from witnesses and determine if there’s enough evidence for the case to go to trial.

Bushby is accused of throwing a trailer hitch that struck Barabara Kentner in the abdomen on the night of Jan. 29, 2017 in the area of Cameron Street. She died in hospital on July 4 at the age of 34.

He was originally charged with aggravated assault, but after Kentner died in July, Crown officials and Thunder Bay Police carried out a review of the case.

The findings, which were studied in part with the regional coroner's office, lead to the charge of murder in November.

Bushby is currently free on bail.

(TBT News)