B.C. man who died after Taser jolt identified
LANGLEY, B.C. - The RCMP have identified a man who died after being jolted with a Taser following a bank robbery in Langley, B.C.
Police used the stun gun on 49-year-old Frank Frachette after he crashed naked through a window of his home and then tried to get back inside the house to escape police.
He'd already suffered stab wounds to the chest before breaking the window, and it's not yet clear if his death was caused by those injuries, his fall through the window or the effects of the stun gun.
Police say they believe Frachette was the person who committed the bank robbery on Tuesday, based on video tape evidence from the bank and statements from witnesses.
A search of Frachette's home found a shotgun and replica handgun believed to have been used in the robbery, along with a sum of money.
Frachette's common-law wife, Trina Toffan, who was also in the home at the time of his death, is charged with armed robbery.