Man charged with murder in hit-and-run that killed Ben Van Handel

According to the complaint, Timothy Ayman Bakdash, intentionally ran down a group of pedestrians with his car after an altercation.

Luke Feuerherm

A Roseville man was charged with second-degree murder Monday in the hit-and-run in the early hours of April 15 that killed University of Minnesota student Ben Van Handel and injured two others.

According to the criminal complaint, Timothy Ayman Bakdash, 29, admitted that after an altercation at the Library Bar he got in his car and ran down a group of pedestrians intending to hit and kill three of them.

Bakdash allegedly intended to hit three pedestrians and accidently struck a fourth, which may have been Van Handel. He stated that he had no remorse for hitting the others.

The complaint is based on information provided by a man, referred to by his initials B.B., who bought BakdashâÄôs dented Mitsubishi Galant.

During the sale, which took place the same day as the crash, Bakdash was on the phone with his mother Diane Bakdash who allegedly told him to âÄúhe had to get rid of the car that night.âÄù