Charlie Tan back in court for gun charges

March 28, 2018 06:24 PM

He was acquitted of murder.

Now Charlie Tan is trying to beat a gun charge.


News10NBC was told Tan's reported story in court in Syracuse Wednesday.

When he was handcuffed in his driveway on the night of his father's murder Charlie Tan told a sheriff's deputy, "he's upstairs. He's dead. I had to do it. He was going to kill my mom."

He was talking about his father. That's the number one statement Charlie and his lawyers don't want the jury to hear.

The jury will be for Charlie Tan's federal gun trial.

The murder case was dismissed after a hung jury.

A controversial decision.

Now Tan is accused of lying to get a fraternity brother to buy the gun used to kill his dad.

At the murder trial News10NBC learned Charlie couldn't buy it because he's Canadian.

Bream: "You don't think these statements should be admissible because you think the deputies knew he was a suspect in a crime before they got there and so they should have read him his rights and because they didn't they jury should let hear them."

Brian Decarolis, Defense Attorney: "Of course they did."

Brean: "Brian this is a gun case, so what difference does it make about what he said that night in a gun case?"

Brian Decarolis, Defense Attorney: It's not a gun case. The first count in the indictment encompasses the homicide. The first count of the federal indictment requires proof by the federal government of some sort of homicide."

The gun trial starts June 25th.


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