Complaint: Man intended hit-run near Minn. campus

AP News
Posted: Apr 25, 2011 2:22 PM
Complaint: Man intended hit-run near Minn. campus

Police say a 29-year-old man charged in a fatal hit-and-run near the University of Minnesota told them he meant to do it.

A criminal complaint filed Monday says Timothy Ayman Bakdash said he had "no remorse" for the April 15 crash that killed 23-year-old Benjamin Van Handel of Appleton, Wis., and injured two others. Bakdash is charged with murder.

The complaint says Bakdash told police he argued with four people at a Minneapolis bar and that the dispute continued outside with one man, who walked away.

It says Bakdash got into his vehicle, drove the wrong way on a one-way street and onto the sidewalk. The complaint says he told police he intended to hit and kill three of the pedestrians.

It was not clear whether he had an attorney.