Owner of dog that killed woman in 2016 charged in road rage case

The owner of a dog that fatally mauled a woman in Pointe-aux-Trembles in June 2016 has been charged in connection with a road rage case.

Montreal police say on Jan. 4, police picked up Franklin Junior Frontal for uttering threats and possessing prohibited weapons, including brass knuckles and a Taser, following an incident that happened on Notre Dame St. E. near Dickson St.

Frontal lived next door to 55-year-old Christiane Vadnais in June 2016. He owned the dog — which had been registered as a boxer, though Frontal had said it was actually a pit bull — which made its way into Vadnais' backyard and attacked her.

Vadnais's family has filed a civil suit for wrongful death against Frontal.