The man who robbed an elderly woman in Ordot will spend 40 years behind bars.
Francis Jerome Taisacan was one of two men who threatened an elderly woman with a baseball bat, invading her Ordot home and making off with her purse and a hundred dollars in coins before leaving her home.
Following the incident, PNC sat down with the victim who said she wanted justice. We followed up with her this morning.
“It seems excessive for this home. Of course, I wanted to see him sentenced but 40 years is a bit much. However, the fact that he has other crimes that he is being tried for changed all that,” the victim said.
Taisacan was convicted of home invasion as a first-degree felony, and 12 other charges including robbery and burglary, all with the special allegation of use of a deadly weapon in the commission of a felony and crimes against a vulnerable victim.
Now that Taisacan has been convicted, the victim says she is moving forward with her life.
“Actually, at his point, I had already put it behind me and just moved on. You know, it’s in the hands of the courts and there is nothing more I can do,” she said.
In response to the sentencing, Chief Prosecutor Basil O’Mallen said: “We are pleased with the sentencing handed down. The court took the time to consider the severity of these crimes and the emotional damage it caused our manamko’ victim. It sends the message that we will protect vulnerable victims.”