Man charged with murder in car rampage on Venice Beach boardwalk
LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - A Colorado man accused of plowing his car through crowds at the Venice Beach boardwalk in Los Angeles, killing an Italian woman on her honeymoon and injuring 16 others, was charged on Tuesday with murder and multiple counts of assault with a deadly weapon.
Nathan Louis Campbell, 38, was also charged with 17 counts of hit-and-run, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said in a statement.
Prosecutors said Campbell was behind the wheel of a dark blue Dodge Avenger that sped down the packed boardwalk in Venice Beach on Saturday, killing 32-year-old Italian tourist Alice Gruppioni.
Witnesses said it appeared the driver was aiming for pedestrians along the ocean front walk, a major tourist attraction known for its patchwork of street vendors, souvenir shops, restaurants and sporting areas in one of the city's quirkiest neighbourhoods.