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Bail hearing for Charles Tan set for Wednesday

charles tan in court

A bail hearing for the Ivy League student indicted on charges connected to the murder of his father two years ago is set for Wednesday.

Charles Tan, a Canadian citizen, was arraigned on Saturday in Syracuse Federal Court on one count of receiving a firearm and ammunition with intent to commit an offense and two counts of making a false statement during the purchase of a firearm.

Tan, currently in U.S. Marshal custody, is scheduled for a bail hearing at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

Tan was indicted on Friday for charges of improperly receiving a 12-gauge shotgun and ammunition, and lying to a gun seller at Walmart to obtain the weapon.

Tan's attorney Brian DeCarolis said Saturday he's shocked by the charges, which "came out of nowhere."

Tan was 19 and a sophomore at Cornell University in February 2015 when police charged him with fatally shooting his father in their upscale suburban Rochester home.

Prosecutors claimed Tan shot his father for abusing his mother. The case ended in a mistrial.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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