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Man charged with murder for allegedly careening on Venice Beach boardwalk

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Posted at 5:30 PM, Aug 06, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-06 17:30:54-04
By Stan Wilson
 
(CNN) — Nathan Louis Campbell, 38, was charged Tuesday with murder after he allegedly drove his car into pedestrians at California’s famed Venice Beach Boardwalk, killing an Italian woman on her honeymoon, a deputy district attorney said
 
Campbell also was charged with 16 counts of assault with a deadly weapon and 17 counts of hit-and-run, said Deputy District Attorney Gary Hearnsberger.
 
Campbell is accused of driving his 2008 Dodge Avenger onto the boardwalk on Saturday and killing 32-year-old Alice Gruppioni of Italy. He also injured eight women and eight men, authorities said.
 
“It was horrible. I mean it was like something out of a movie, something you would never expect to see,” witness Katherine Blackburn told CNN affiliate KABC.
 
The city boardwalk is a popular tourist attraction on the west side of Los Angeles, and is lined with hundreds of street vendors and performers.