- Associated Press - Thursday, October 8, 2015

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - A judge has dismissed jurors after they failed to reach a verdict in the trial of a former Ivy League student from the Rochester area who’s charged with killing his father.

The Monroe County Court jury in Charles Tan’s second-degree murder trial deliberated for eight days before Judge James Piampiano dismissed the hung jury Thursday morning.

The 19-year-old former Cornell University student is accused of using a shotgun to kill his father, 49-year-old Liang “Jim” Tan, in February in the family’s home in suburban Pittsford.

The prosecution said Tan killed his father because he was abusive to his wife, Qing Tan. The defense blamed Tan’s mother, saying she had the motive to kill her husband.

A meeting is scheduled Nov. 5 to discuss the schedule for a new trial.

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