- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 30, 2015

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Jurors are again deliberating in the trial of a former Ivy League student from the Rochester area who’s charged with killing his father earlier this year.

The Monroe County Court jury deciding Charles Tan’s second-degree murder trial deliberated for 90 minutes Tuesday after a prosecutor and Tan’s defense attorney finished their closing statements. Deliberations resumed Wednesday morning.

Authorities say the 19-year-old former Cornell University student used a shotgun to kill his father, 49-year-old Liang “Jim” Tan, in early February in the family’s home in an upscale suburban Pittsford neighborhood.

The prosecution said Tan killed his father because the older man was abusive to his wife, Qing Tan. The defendant’s attorney put the blame on Tan’s mother, saying she had the motive to kill her husband.

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