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Change in charges against accused in Thunder Bay trailer hitch incident sparks outrage, letter campaign – CBC

Riley Yesno is encouraging those who share her concerns to write to officials

Sep 15, 2020

An Indigenous writer and activist says she was “outraged” to learn of a change in charges against the man accused of throwing a trailer hitch at a First Nations woman in Thunder Bay, Ont., three years ago.

Last week, the Crown filed a new indictment against Brayden Bushby, who had been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Barbara Kentner. Bushby will now stand trial for manslaughter and aggravated assault.

“I was really upset, you know, very emotional about it” said Riley Yesno, who is from Eabametoong First Nation in northwestern Ontario, but grew up in Thunder Bay.

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