EXCLUSIVE: Idol Hit & Run Suspect Under Suicide Watch

Jul. 28 2009, Published 4:21 a.m. ET

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Daniel Bark, the 23-year-old grocery clerk who struck and killed American Idol hopeful Alexis Cohen, is on suicide watch at a New Jersey jail, has learned.

Bark hit Cohen while crossing the street in the beach town of Seaside Heights, NJ causing fatal abdominal, chest and head injuries.

An attorney for Bark, David Glassman, tells us he's "having an extremely difficult time mentally coming to terms" with his charges.

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"My client is in a state of mind where he is going to be under suicide watch. His family is extremely distraught about what happened to the victim in this case and want to extend condolences to her family."

Click here for full details on Bark's charges and bail amount.

Cohen was notable to fans for ranting to judge Simon Cowell.

Click here for video of Cohen's American Idol audition.




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