Trial date set for Saskatchewan Mountie facing first-degree murder charge

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The RCMP emblem on the side of a police cruiser. Photo: APTN News file


A trial has been set for next year for a former Saskatchewan Mountie accused of killing a 26-year-old Dene man.

Bernie Herman, who is 54, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Braden Herman, who police say is not related to the accused.

His trial will begin on Dec. 4, 2023, at Court of Queen’s Bench in Prince Albert, Sask.

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Braden Herman was a member of Clearwater River Dene Nation in northern Saskatchewan. Photo: APTN News file

Braden Herman’s body was found on May 11, 2021, in an isolated area of Little Red River Park on the outskirts of Prince Albert. He was a member of  Clearwater River Dene Nation. 

Herman, who was a 32-year member of the RCMP when he was arrested, has since resigned and pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Crown attorney William Burge has said the accused is to be tried by a judge and jury.