Timothy Bakdash

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    April 16, 2012

    Timothy Bakdash sentenced to 40 years in prison for murdering Benjamin Van Handel

    Timothy Bakdash will spend at least the next 27 years behind bars for running over and killing University of Minnesota student Bejamin Van Handel after a night of heavy drinking last April.Judge Daniel Mabley today sentenced Bakdash, 30,  to 40 years in prison, with his first parole eligibility ... More >>

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    March 7, 2012

    Timothy Bakdash guilty of murdering Benjamin Van Handel

    ​Timothy Bakdash was found guilty of second-degree murder by a Hennepin County jury yesterday afternoon. Hennepin County prosecutors charged Bakdash with first and second-degree murders over a spring 2011 incident where Bakdash, who had been drinking at The Library Bar in Dinkytown, deliberately ... More >>

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    February 21, 2012

    Timothy Bakdash's attorney plans to argue his client was too drunk to commit murder

    ​Timothy Bakdash's defense attorney plans to employ an unusual defense during his client's upcoming first-degree murder trial.It goes something like this: Timothy was very drunk, therefore he couldn't have planned to kill anybody when he drove his car onto a Dinkytown sidewalk and into a crowd of ... More >>

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    September 29, 2011

    Diane Bakdash, mother of Timothy Bakdash, cleared on all charges

    ​Diane Bakdash was a nurse practitioner with a squeaky clean reputation until the night her son Timothy allegedly mowed down several pedestrians in Dinkytown, killing one. According to the Hennepin County Attorney's Office, it was motherly fidelity that led Bakdash to assist her son in a hasty dis ... More >>

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    June 21, 2011

    Timothy Bakdash mug shot released by Minneapolis police

    Timothy Ayman Bakdash​It took just a week for Minneapolis police to arrest Timothy Ayman Bakdash after Benjamin Van Handel was run down and killed in April not far from the Library Bar in Dinkytown. Yet even though Bakdash was indicted on first degree murder charges in May, it has taken unti ... More >>

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    May 27, 2011

    Ben Van Handel wasn't Timothy Bakdash's intended target on the night he died

    ​It was just last week that Timothy Ayman Bakdash was indicted on first degree murder charges in the death of Benjamin Van Handel. But the narrative of why Bakdash ran the U of M student down and killed him has changed considerably. Van Handel apparently died in a case of mistaken identity.

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    May 20, 2011

    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 Gra ... More >>

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    April 29, 2011

    Diane Bakdash, alleged accomplice in son's murder case, given reduced bail

    Stone Creek PsychiatryDiane Bakdash​Now that 66-year-old Diane Bakdash has appeared in court on the charge of accessory after the fact to murder, we're getting a look at the criminal complaint against her, and seeing a glimpse of her defense strategy. Judge Daniel Mabley agreed to reduce her bail ... More >>

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    April 27, 2011

    Diane Bakdash makes court appearance in hit-and-run that killed Ben Van Handle

    ​Diane Bakdash went before a Hennepin County judge today for the first time after her arrest for allegedly helping her son, Timothy Bakdash, avoid arrest in the hit and run death of Ben Van Handler. Police say she helped her son sell his car as fast as he could after the April 15 crash, in wh ... More >>

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    April 26, 2011

    Diane Bakdash arrested following son's Dinkytown hit-and-run murder charge

    ​Timothy Ayman Bakdash has already been charged with the hit-and-run murder of Ben Van Handle in Dinkytown. Now his mother, Diane Bakdash, has been arrested too. Police say she's now part of the story because she signed the title of the car he was driving so that he could sell it fast in an e ... More >>

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    April 26, 2011

    Timothy Bakdash: Police refuse to release mug shots

    CaringBridgeBen Van Handel was killed after being struck by a car in Dinkytown April 15.​It was last Thursday that police arrested Timothy Ayman Bakdash and charged him with second degree murder for deliberately running his car onto the sidewalk and into three university students in Dinkytown. ... More >>