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) (AP Photo/FOX, Michael Becker, File)
March 8, 2011 5:09:22 AM PST
TOMS RIVER, N.J. - March 8, 2011 --
A judge in New Jersey threw out the confession of a man charged in the hit-and-run death of a former "American Idol" hopeful.