Bakdash allegedly drove on a sidewalk to run over a man with whom he had quarreled at a nearby bar. Prosecutors say the killing was intentional, so a first-degree murder conviction is in order. The defense argues Bakdash was drunk and only meant to scare the victim, not kill him.
Fleeing suspect crashes, killing innocent driver in Brooklyn Park
The suspect fled police in Osseo and was going south on County Road 81.
Body found tangled with debris in the Mississippi River
The individual's name has not yet been released.
Around 100 kids run from carnival fight into Northtown Mall
Police say a large fight was happening on the ferris wheel before kids fled into the mall.
Former state senator Scott Jensen endorsed by GOP for governor
Jensen beat to multiple other hopefuls for the endorsement at Saturday's convention.
2 men die at the scene of shooting in north Minneapolis
Both men died at the scene.
NWS already monitoring Thursday for severe weather in MN
Monday-Wednesday should be fantastic weather in Minnesota.
Body of missing Mankato woman believed to have been found
A canoer found the body in a swamp near Eagle Lake Friday.
MN GOP endorses attorney general, secretary of state candidates
Kim Crockett was endorsed as the party's candidate for secretary of state, while Jim Schultz won the endorsement for attorney general.
Volunteer firefighter identified as man killed during Thursday storms
The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office confirmed that 63-year-old Ryan Erickson died when a grain bin fell on him.
Firm takes on case defending Taco Chon against Taco John's lawsuit
The local Mexican restaurant is fighting a case presented by Taco John's over naming rights, among other things.
Worker killed in skid loader accident was 23-year-old apprentice lineman
Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative called the incident "the unthinkable."
Raging North Shore rivers overtake bridges, snap trees in half
Pedestrian bridges near the Lutsen Resort have been damaged by the vast river flow.
Bakdash convicted of second-degree murder, not first-degree
Timothy Bakdash was also convicted of criminal vehicular homicide in the fatal hit-and-run in Minneapolis' Dinkytown neighborhood. Bakdash had argued he did not intend to kill the man he had argued with in a nearby bar, only scare him.
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.
Bar that served hit-and-run driver being sued
A lawsuit claims Timothy Bakdash was overserved at The Library before he drove into a group of people, killing one of them. Bakdash is serving 40 years in prison for second-degree murder. Family members of the victim filed the suit against the bar in Minneapolis' Dinkytown area.
Driver accused in Dinkytown hit-and-run insists he didn't intend to kill victim
The defense attorney says Timothy Bakdash intended merely to put a scare into a group of students he plowed into with his car after an argument at a University of Minnesota area bar. Court documents also reveal a passenger was with Bakdash at the time of the incident. One person died and two others were injured.
Minnesota jury deliberating raw milk case
The jury resumes deliberations Thursday in the case of a Minnesota man accused of violating the state's raw milk laws. Alvin Schlangen, an organic egg producer in central Minnesota, is charged with three misdemeanor counts including distributing unpasteurized milk. He was just the middle man in a voluntary arrangement of people sharing food, his lawyer argued Wednesday.
Friend: Dinkytown driver was in rush to sell hit-and-run car
A friend said he had made several offers to buy Timothy Bakdash's 2004 Galant, but it wasn't until soon after a deadly hit-and-run in Dinkytown that Bakdash suddenly seemed eager to unload the vehicle. The Pioneer Press reports Bakdash later told his friend he had to come clean and that he "had hit some people with the vehicle."
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