A Cornell student is back in court related to the purchase of a gun

03.29.18 | Brandon Dickson

Charlie Tan, previously acquitted in the shooting death of his father in their Rochester-area home, now faces federal gun charges.

His latest trial focuses on the alleged straw purchase of the shotgun, used in the February 2015 shooting.

Prosecutors say Tan had a friend buy the shotgun from a Walmart in Cortland, after he was initially denied during the background check.

Tan pleaded not-guilty back in September, and if convicted, could face more than a year in federal prison, and possibly be deported to Canada where he holds citizenship.