Bakdash says he was 'extremely intoxicated' at time of hit-and-run

On trial for first-degree murder in the death of a University of Minnesota student, Timothy Bakdash told jurors on Friday he was "very drunk" and "in and out of reality" when he drove his car over a sidewalk and into a group of pedestrians outside a Dinkytown bar.
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On trial for first-degree murder in the death of a University of Minnesota student, Timothy Bakdash told jurors on Friday he was "very drunk" and "in and out of reality" when he drove his car over a sidewalk and into a group of pedestrians outside a Dinkytown bar.

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