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Probe of alleged drug dealing UT student's shooting death continues

Staff Report • Sep 21, 2009 at 12:00 AM

He caught the bullet that killed him on the way to smoke his last joint. Four months later, Knoxville police continue searching for the men who killed Charles Austin Corn.

Corn, a 23-year-old University of Tennessee student from Hendersonville, Tenn., died May 24 in the hospital five days after being shot repeatedly during a robbery at his apartment on Spruce Ridge Way in South Knoxville. He never recovered enough to talk with police.

Evidence at the scene led police to classify Corn as a high-level marijuana dealer who imported pot in bulk from the West Coast. The main witness to the shooting, 23-year-old fellow UT student Kinder Cole Tuckwiller, had reported being robbed of his stash the day before Corn was shot

Read the full report at the Knoxville News Sentinel's web site.

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