NJ Man Indicted in Death of Ex-"Idol" Contestant - NBC New York

NJ Man Indicted in Death of Ex-"Idol" Contestant



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    File - In this undated image released by FOX, "American Idol" contestant Alexis Cohen, 23, of Allentown, Pa., performs in front of the judges during tryouts for the program's seventh season in Philadelphia. Authorities say the 25-year-old former contestant on "American Idol" has been struck and killed by a car in a Jersey shore town. The Asbury Park Press reports that Alexis Cohen, of Allentown, Pa., was killed early Saturday July 25, 2009 in Seaside Heights New Jersey.(AP Photo/FOX, Michael Becker, File) ** NO SALES **

    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.