July 12th, 2024

Former Saskatchewan Mountie to serve 11 years in prison for shooting death of lover

By The Canadian Press on June 18, 2024.

Former RCMP officer Bernie Herman exits the Court of King’s Bench in Prince Albert, Sask., Thursday, April 25, 2024. A judge is expected to give his sentencing decision today for a former Saskatchewan Mountie who shot and killed his lover in a park. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. – A judge has sentenced a former Saskatchewan Mountie who shot and killed his lover in a park to 11 years in prison.

Bernie Herman was convicted in January of manslaughter in the death of Braden Herman.

The two men aren’t related.

The naked body of 26-year-old Braden Herman was found in 2021 in the park on the outskirts of Prince Albert, northeast of Saskatoon.

Bernie Herman, 55, testified that he fired the gun that killed Braden Herman but did so because he felt threatened.

The Crown asked for a life sentence, while the defence argued for a term of four to six years.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 18, 2024.

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