The case of a former RCMP officer charged with first-degree murder was back in a Prince Albert courtroom Wednesday morning.

Bernie Herman is charged in the death of 26-year-old Braden Herman whose body was found in a wooded area near Little Red River Park, northeast of the city, last month.

Police say the two are not related but were known to one and other.

Speaking outside Prince Albert Provincial Court, Braden Herman’s sister Daphanie said it is important to the family to be there each time the case comes up in court.

“He’s my family and we have to do whatever it takes to get justice done,” she said. “Anybody would do that for a family member. Especially when they took his life away from yours.”

Prince Albert police, who are investigating the case, found Braden Herman’s body on May 11.

They say Bernie Herman provided information to a colleague that led them to the body and it appeared Braden Herman had been shot.

Bernie Herman recently resigned from the RCMP after 32 years of service.

Daphanie Herman said the last few weeks have been very difficult on the family.

“Last night I didn’t even sleep. I stayed up all night. I couldn’t sleep because I had all these thoughts running through my head.”

Bernie Herman has not yet entered a plea.

The case is back in court June 16.

(PHOTO: Daphanie Herman speaks to reporters outside Prince Albert Provincial Court. Photo by Fraser Needham.)