UPDATED: Charlie Tan Sentenced in Federal Court to 20 Years in Prison

UPDATED: Charlie Tan was sentenced in Federal Court today to 20 years in prison, on a charge he had a friend buy the shotgun that was used to kill Tan's father.

Tan pleaded guilty in June to a charge of receiving a firearm with the intention of using it in a felony. Tan has never admitted killing his father in Pittsford in 2015. But Tan said in a letter to the judge that he acted on impulse because his mother feared his father would kill her. Tan said he made a series of "immature and irrational decisions."

Tan's asking to be sentenced to five years. The judge could impose a sentence of up to 25 years.


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