By Gary Walker
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge on Wednesday ordered the driver accused of intentionally mowing down pedestrians on the Venice boardwalk to stand trial for murder and other charges.
Nathan Louis Campbell, 38, faces one murder count related to the Aug. 3 death of Italian newlywed Alice Gruppioni, 10 counts of leaving the scene of an accident and 17 counts of assault with a deadly weapon, Los Angeles County District Attorney spokeswoman Jane Robison said.
Campbell, who faces life in prison if convicted, is being held on $1.4 million bail and is scheduled to be arraigned at the Airport Courthouse on Jan. 22, Robison said.
Judge Antonio Barreto Jr. ruled that Campbell should stand trial at the conclusion of a preliminary hearing that included testimony by witnesses and victims of the crash.