- Associated Press - Friday, March 6, 2015

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - A 19-year-old Cornell University student has been released on bail after pleading not guilty in the shotgun slaying of his father at the family’s suburban Rochester home last month.

Local media report that Charles Tan was released from the Monroe County Jail after posting $50,000 bail Thursday. He had earlier entered a not guilty plea to a second-degree murder charge in the slaying of 49-year-old Ling “Jim” Tan.

The sheriff’s office says the son shot his father multiple times with a shotgun at the Tans’ home in the town of Pittsford sometime between Feb. 5 and Feb. 9. Prosecutors say the teen traveled to Canada on Feb. 6 and returned home three days later, when he was arrested after police were called to the home.

The elder Tan was CEO of a Rochester-area high-tech company.



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