Former Mountie Herman sentenced to 11 years in prison for murder of lover

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.

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