BOZEMAN, Mont. — A 37-year-old Bozeman man is charged with deliberate homicide in the stabbing death of his father.

Tanner Franks appeared in Gallatin County Justice Court on Wednesday, where his bail was set at $1 million. He did not enter a plea. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports Franks told the judge he didn’t know why he was in court and that his father was still alive.

Police say Tanner Franks was arrested during a traffic stop Tuesday, hours after 72-year-old William Franks was stabbed in his kitchen. Tanner Franks lived in a basement bedroom at his parents’ house.

Court records say Jamie Franks told police her son stabbed his father.

William Franks was a former teacher and administrator at Bozeman High School.


Information from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle, http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com