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Authorities Identify Suspect Who Killed Italian Woman On Ocean Front Walk In Venice

The deadly rampage began in the 100 block of Dudley Avenue before the suspect drove south on Ocean Front Walk.
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The deadly rampage began in the 100 block of Dudley Avenue before the suspect drove south on Ocean Front Walk.

Posted Aug. 4, 2013, 9:06 am

Brenton Garen / Editor-in-Chief

A 32-year-old Italian woman reportedly on her honeymoon was killed Saturday evening and 11 other people injured after a man plowed into crowds along Ocean Front Walk in Venice in a Dodge Avenger.

Out of the 11 other victims, one is listed in critical condition, two in serious condition, and eight are being treated for less-serious injuries.

Authorities named the suspect as 38-year-old Nathan Louis Campbell at a press conference held Sunday morning.

According to the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department inmate information website, Campbell was booked for murder following the incident at 2:43 am Sunday and is being held on $1 million bail.

The website lists his birthday as just two days prior to the incident on Thursday, Aug. 1.

The incident began at about 6 pm when Campbell began his rampage in the 100 block of Dudley Avenue before turning onto Ocean Front Walk and driving south.

Video of the incident shows the driver of the car seeming to purposely aim at pedestrians as he swerved on and off the curb.

The suspect abandoned the car about two miles away at Ocean Park Boulevard and Beverly Avenue in Santa Monica before turning himself in at the Santa Monica Police Department.

The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office officials told the woman killed was Italian Alice Gruppioni.

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Aug. 4, 2013, 9:34:07 am

Halen said...

I hope Nathan gets life in prison with the guards looking the other way while while he receives a daily beat down and a .... in his ...

Aug. 4, 2013, 11:24:39 am

Candy said...

This is just so tragic. That poor woman and her family in Italy. There will be no justice in this life because there is no punishment bad enough for this monster called Nathan!

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