Charges laid over car rampage

DAN WHITCOMB
Last updated 09:21 07/08/2013
Venice Beach
Reuters
DEADLY SITE: Injured pedestrians are attended to after a car crashed into pedestrians on the boardwalk in Venice Beach, California.

Venice Beach hit-and-run

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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 11 others, has been charged with murder and multiple counts of assault with a deadly weapon

Nathan Louis Campbell, 38, who was arrested after the car rampage on Saturday night, 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 boardwalk in Venice Beach, killing 32-year-old Italian tourist Alice Gruppioni.

Witnesses said it appeared the driver was aiming for pedestrians along the boardwalk, a patchwork of street vendors, souvenir shops, restaurants and sporting areas in one of the city's quirkiest neighbourhoods.

Authorities have not said what might have motivated the incident. Campbell was expected to make an initial court appearance in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday. Prosecutors said they would seek to have him held on US$1.48 million (NZ$1.87m) bail.

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