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Suspect In Deadly Boardwalk Hit-And-Run To Stand Trial For Murder, Assault

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VENICE (CBSLA.com) — A 38-year-old man Wednesday was ordered to stand trial for killing a woman and injuring more than dozen others after allegedly driving his car into a crowd of people on the Venice boardwalk last summer.

Nathan Louis Campbell has been charged with one count murder, 17 counts of assault with a deadly weapon and 10 counts of leaving the scene of an accident.

He was originally charged with 18 counts of leaving the scene of an accident, but prosecutors agreed to drop seven and dismiss one during a preliminary hearing.

Campbell, a Colorado transient, is accused of purposely driving his Dodge Avenger onto the popular tourist hub on Aug. 3 at speeds of more than 50 mph. He was arrested later that night after turning himself into authorities.

Alice Gruppioni, an Italian 32-year-old woman who was visiting Venice on her honeymoon, was killed, and 16 others were injured in the crash.

Campbell has an arrest record that includes offenses in four different states since 2002.

An arraignment was scheduled for Jan. 22.

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