Sun Peng's son waives right to preliminary hearing

27 Apr –Edward Sun (or Sun An-tso), son of Taiwanese actors Sun Peng and Di Ying, has waived his right to a preliminary hearing in exchange of having a charge against him dropped, particularly for possessing an instrument of crime.

As reported on Taiwan News, Sun, who has been studying in the United States, was arrested back in March for allegedly planning a mass shooting, after a student reported that he was told by Sun to not come to school at Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast High School in Drexel Hill on a particular day as he was going to be shooting up the location.

He allegedly told the said student later that he was joking.

Sun will go directly to the trial stage in order to enter a plea bargain agreement, as planned by his criminal defense attorney Robert Keller, along with criminal lawyer Michael Kotik.

According to Keller, Sun's remark was nothing more than a jest, and that the whole issue has made him embarrassed - that he has let both his parents and his countrymen down.

As for the ammunition found in the home of Sun's host family, Keller reasoned that the 18-year-old has always been a gun enthusiast and that the shells were the extra ammunition purchased for weapons at a firing range.

(Photo source: Taiwan News)