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Family: Beach Hit-And-Run A Tremendous Injustice

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The family of a honeymooning tourist killed when a driver plowed a sedan through a crowd on the Venice Beach boardwalk says her death was a tremendous injustice.
    
Relatives of 32-year-old Alice Gruppioni said in a statement Monday that she was robbed of her life while living her dream of visiting California with her husband.
    
The statement says Gruppioni was a business-oriented person who never ceased to be a romantic girl dreaming about her bridal gown and meeting Prince Charming, which she did.
    
Saturday's hit-and-run rampage also injured 11 other peoples.
    
Authorities arrested a man after he walked into a police station and said he was involved. Investigators declined to discuss a motive but say 38-year-old Nathan Louis Campbell acted alone.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police have arrested a man on suspicion of intentionally driving into crowds at the Venice Beach boardwalk, killing an Italian woman on her honeymoon and injuring 11 others.
    
Police say 38-year-old Nathan Campbell has been booked for investigation of murder and remains jailed Sunday on $1 million bail.
    
He turned himself about two hours after the attack that occurred at around 6 p.m. Saturday. Investigators don't yet have a motive.
    
Witnesses reported a horrendous scene of people scattered and bloody in the popular tourist area.
    
A coroner's investigator tells City News Service that the dead woman is 32-year-old Alice Gruppioni of Italy.
    
Police say another victim was critically hurt, two were in serious condition and others were treated for less serious injuries.
 

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