NJ Man Indicted in Death of Ex-"Idol" Contestant
Published Jul 10, 2010 at 2:16 PM | Updated at 2:30 PM EDT on Jul 10, 2010
A New Jersey man has been indicted in the death of a former "American Idol'' contestant whose angry rejection rant became an Internet sensation.
Alexis Cohen was killed in Seaside Heights last summer when she was struck by a motor vehicle driven by 24-year-old Daniel Bark of Toms River, Ocean County prosecutors say.
At the time, Bark allegedly was fleeing from police, who tried to stop him following an earlier car accident. He was arrested the day after the July 25 incident and later charged with drunken driving.
Bark faces several charges -- including aggravated manslaughter and eluding -- 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 "American Idol's'' seventh season.
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