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Suspect In Venice Beach Rampage Pleads Not Guilty To Driving Into Crowd

Nathan Campbell, a transient from Colorado, turned himself in to police after allegedly driving his car into pedestrians at the Venice Beach boardwalk in Los Angeles, killing an Italian woman on her honeymoon and injuring 16 others.

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Three days after the incident, Campbell pleaded not guilty to murder and 16 counts of assault with a deadly weapon and 17 counts of hit-and-run.


Nathan Louis Campbell, 38, a transient from Colorado, enters Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday.

The charges include the vehicle as a deadly weapon. Campbell could face life in prison if convicted.


In this image taken from a security camera, pedestrians scatter as a car drives through a packed afternoon crowd along the Venice Beach boardwalk.

Campbell is accused of driving his vehicle onto the boardwalk, killing 32-year-old Alice Gruppioni of Italy.

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Katia Gruppioni, center, aunt of Italian newlywed Alice Gruppioni, who was killed in Saturday's hit-and-run on the Venice boardwalk, and Gruppioni's father-in-law, Piero Casadei, comfort each other near a makeshift memorial.

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A card showing the photo of Italian newlywed Alice Gruppioni, left, and her husband Christian Casadei, is placed on a makeshift memorial for Gruppioni along Ocean Front Walk in Venice Beach.

And injuring eight women and eight men.

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Injured pedestrians are attended to after a car crashes into pedestrians on the boardwalk in Venice Beach Saturday in this handout photo courtesy of Maarten Smitskamp.

Michelle Broder Van Dyke is a reporter and night editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Hawaii.

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