Nathan Campbell Hearing Resumes To Determine If He'll Stand Trial

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NATHAN LOUIS CAMPBELL
Nathan Louis Campbell, 38, a transient from Colorado, enters Los Angeles Superior Court Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013. Campbell was charged with murder and assault for allegedly driving his car down Los Angeles' Venice Beach boardwalk, killing an Italian tourist and injuring 16 other people, on Aug. 3. (AP Photo/Nick Ut) | ASSOCIATED PRESS
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man charged in a deadly auto rampage on the Venice Beach boardwalk will be back in a Los Angeles courtroom as a judge decides whether he'll stand trial.

The preliminary hearing for Nathan Campbell resumes Tuesday after a delay of nearly a month so tourists who witnessed the Aug. 3 rampage could be returned to Southern California to testify.

A honeymooning Italian newlywed was killed and 16 people were injured when the black Dodge Avenger plowed through the Sunday evening crowd at the popular Venice boardwalk.

A judge will rule whether the 38-year-old Campbell will stand trial for murder, assault and hit-and-run.

He has pleaded not guilty and his attorney has called it "a horrible accident."

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Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com

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