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Thunder Bay police have not determined if they are upgrading charges against Brayden Bushby.
Bushby is accused of throwing a trailer hitch out of the car he was travelling in that struck Barbara Kentner in the abdomen on Jan. 28, 2017.
Bushby was charged with aggravated assault shortly after the incident.
Kentner died in Thunder Bay July, 4.
Thunder Bay police spokesperson Chris Adams said investigators will wait for a coroner’s report before acting on new charges. A post mortem is scheduled for Friday.
Once the report is released, both the investigators and the Crown prosecutor will review the case and decide whether to upgrade charges.
Adams was unsure how long the process will take.
When Bushby was initially charged investigators did not feel there was enough evidence to call the crime hate-motivated.
However section 718.2 of the criminal code allows for ‘hate based on race’ to be considered in sentencing after the conviction of a crime.