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Man found guilty in 2013 Venice Beach boardwalk hit-and-run

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A man who drove a car onto the Venice Beach boardwalk in 2013, killing an Italian woman, was found guilty of second-degree murder. (KABC)

A man who drove a car onto the Venice Beach boardwalk in 2013, killing an Italian woman, was found guilty of second-degree murder.

Alice Gruppioni, who had been married for just two weeks, was among throngs of people on the Venice Beach boardwalk on Aug. 3, 2013, when Nathan Campbell plowed through in a Dodge Avenger, injuring 17 people and killing Gruppioni.

"We are grateful that the jury held Mr. Campbell criminally responsible for causing this tragedy," Gruppioni's family said in a statement. "We deeply miss Alice and our hearts will always be with our beautiful wife and daughter."

Campbell, 39, was also found guilty of 10 counts of leaving the scene of an accident and 17 counts of assault with a deadly weapon.

One witness testified that people were screaming and running to avoid the car. The person said that Campbell appeared to rev his engine in the direction of the crowds.

Gruppioni's husband, Christian Casadei, said he and his wife were running side by side to get away from the car, but they were still struck.

Campbell faces life in state prison when he is sentenced on Aug. 5.

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