A 29-year-old man is charged with murder after hit-and-run that he told police he meant to do.
Timothy Ayman Bakdash was charged with the murder of 23-year-old Benjamin Van Handel after running down the man near the University of Minnesota on April 15.
According to the Star Tribune Bakdash said he had "no remorse" for the crash and intentionally ran down Van Handel after a dispute that occurred outside a Minneapolis bar. Additionally, Bakdash claims to have also been trying to hit and kill three others involved in the confrontation.
According to CBS Minnesota, Bakdash's mother, Diane Bakdash is now being charged with being an accomplice after the fact after she reportedly advised her son to get rid of the car that struck the four people involved.
The Bakdash family is well-known in the twin cities as both parents are medical professionals.
"The case is just beginning," defense attorney Joe Tamburino told CBS Minnesota, "Whenever there's such heated attention in the media about a serious crime, like this, you really have to wait and see and have patience. Obviously, it's a very serious case and very tragic case."