Prosecutors: Bozeman man says he killed father in a rage
Dec. 16, 2017
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Prosecutors say a Bozeman man told police he fatally stabbed his father while in a rage.
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported Friday that prosecutors filed a court affidavit claiming 37-year-old Tanner McCann Franks told officers on Nov. 22 that he stabbed his father the day before.
According to the affidavit, Franks told a detective his father had verbally and physically abused him and he had stabbed him during "an absolute blackout rage."
Hours before speaking to officers, Franks denied in court that he killed his father.
Police found 72-year-old William Franks dead in the kitchen of his home on Nov. 21.
Tanner Franks was arrested on a charge of deliberate homicide and is being held in lieu of $1 million bail. He's scheduled to enter a plea Wednesday.
Information from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle, http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com