Judge to decide on trial in boardwalk tragedy
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A judge is expected to rule whether a driver will stand trial on allegations he intentionally drove his car through crowds on the Venice Beach boardwalk last summer, killing an Italian newlywed and injuring others.
Final arguments in the pretrial hearing of Nathan Campbell are set to resume Wednesday.
Campbell's lawyer is expected to argue that a murder count be dismissed because Campbell didn't intend to kill.
Some 30 witnesses from around the world have been flown to Los Angeles to testify. Many spoke of their terror when the car barreled down the boardwalk at the popular tourist spot.
Superior Court Judge Antonio Barretto must determine if Campbell should stand trial on one count of murder, 16 counts of assault with a deadly weapon and 17 counts of hit-and-run.