A jury found Francis Taisacan guilty of Home Invasion as a First Degree Felony and twelve other charges including robbery and burglary. He was also found guilty for the use of a deadly weapon in the commission of a felony and for committing a crime against a vulnerable victim.
The defendant faces a minimum of 25 years incarceration at the Department of Corrections and is not eligible for parole.
The defendant entered an Ordot home while the owner was home. He and his co-conspirator were armed with a baseball bat, rummaged through the bedroom, took her purse and a jar filled with coins valued at about $100 before leaving the home.
“Home invasion cases are very difficult to prove in trial, but excellent police work and an attentive victim were key to the convictions,” said Chief Prosecutor J. Basil O’Mallan who took the case to trial. “The victim provided critical details to the police, resulting in the speedy apprehension of the suspects. Prosecuting crimes requires a team effort, and the work of the investigators in the Office of the Attorney General, and other prosecutors who worked the case made for a successful prosecution.”