The family of 32-year-old Italian Alice Gruppioni, who was struck and killed by a car Saturday evening on the Venice boardwalk, has released the following statement.
The family wishes to express our sincere gratitude for the thoughts and prayers from so many around the world. We appreciate the professional attention and kindness shown by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office while advising us this morning of the impending prosecution of Nathan Louis Campbell.
We also wish to express our heartfelt gratitude to Consul General of Italy, Giuseppe Perrone, for assisting us in expediting arrangements to allow us to bring Alice home.
No words can adequately express the grief and sorrow we are feeling as we mourn the loss of a beautiful person, family member and young bride. Thank you all for your concerns as we begin to search for answers.
The statement was issued by Gregory L. Bentley of Shernoff Bidart Echeverria Bentley LLP at the request of the family.
Suspect Nathan Louis Campbell, a 38-year-old transient from Colorado, is expected to be arraigned this afternoon on one count of murder, 16 counts of assault with a deadly weapon, and 17 counts of hit-and-run, according to reports.