Posted: Jul 10, 2010 3:34 PM by Chris Welty
Updated: Jul 10, 2010 3:35 PM
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey man has been indicted in
the hit-and-run death of a former "American Idol" contestant
whose angry rejection rant became an Internet sensation.
Ocean County prosecutors say Alexis Cohen was killed in Seaside
Heights on July 25, 2009, when she was struck by a motor vehicle
driven by 24-year-old Daniel Bark of Toms River.
At the time, Bark allegedly was fleeing from police, who tried
to stop him following an earlier car accident. He was arrested the
next day and later charged with drunken driving.
Bark faces charges including aggravated manslaughter in the
indictment handed up Thursday by a county grand jury. He remains
jailed on $150,000 bail.
Cohen, a 25-year-old Allentown, Pa., resident, performed during
the seventh season of "American Idol."