Timothy Bakdash indicted for first-degree murder
Timothy Ayman Bakdash, the man who drove his car into a crowd of pedestrians April 15 after an argument at the Library Bar in Dinkytown, has been indicted for murder one by a Grand Jury.
Bakdash was initially charged with second-degree murder while the Hennepin County Attorney convened a Grand Jury -- a move required for charges like first-degree murder that carry a possible sentence of life in prison.
The Grand Jury filed its indictments today.
In addition to first-degree murder, Bakdash is also charged with two counts of attempted murder in the first degree for his attack on Sarah Anne Bagley and Katelyn Marie Hanson.
The Grand Jury interviewed ten witnesses, including some of the college students injured in Bakdash's attack.
Despite the fact that indictment has been filed, Minneapolis Police are still refusing to release Bakdash's booking photo.
Here's the indictment:
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