Thursday, January 25, 2024

Mountie who shot lover guilty of manslaughter

CTV is reporting that "An RCMP officer has been found guilty of the lesser offence of manslaughter in the shooting death of his lover. Bernie Herman, 55, pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the shooting death of Braden Herman. The two were not related." Oh wow.

In December the Delta Optimist reported that "A former Saskatchewan Mountie told his murder trial his life was in turmoil and he was having sex with the man he's accused of killing, but he doesn't remember firing his gun. The trial has heard Braden Herman’s naked body was found in a park on the outskirts of Prince Albert, Sask. He had been shot in the chest."

In Decemebr the CBC reported that "A police officer testified Monday on the first day of the first-degree murder trial of a former Saskatchewan Mountie that Bernie Herman texted his wife saying he had shot a man on the night he was arrested. That evening, Bernie Herman's wife and daughter arrived at Wittal's house. They showed Wittal a text message allegedly from Bernie Herman. Wittal told court the text said: I shot Braden. It's over and done with." His wife? Wow.


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