MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Timothy Bakdash’s court appearance lasted just a few minutes Tuesday. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports the judge kept his bail at $1 million.
A complaint alleges Bakdash told a witness he had “no remorse” for the April 15 crash that killed 23-year-old Benjamin Van Handel of Appleton. Police say the hit-and-run stemmed from an argument Bakdash and Van Handel had at a Minneapolis bar that evening.
Prosecutors on Tuesday charged Bakdash’s mother, 66-year-old Diane Bakdash, with being an accomplice after the fact.
Prosecutors claim that hours after her son allegedly drove his Mitsubishi Galant to mow down a group of pedestrians in Minneapolis’ Dinkytown neighborhood, Diane Bakdash told him to get rid of the damaged car.
Information from: St. Paul Pioneer Press, http://www.twincities.com