Eskasoni murder sentence

An Eskasoni man will learn next week how long he’ll have to be in prison before he can get parole.

A sentencing hearing was held yesterday for 37 year old Albert Michael Bernard.  He was convicted of second degree murder in November in the death of Dale Frank Dennis on July 4, 2015, in Eskasoni.

Victim impact statements were presented in court yesterday and the judge reserved decision until the 16th on how long Bernard will have to serve of his life sentence, anywhere from 10 to 25 years; before he’s eligible for parole.