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Venice Boardwalk driver sentenced to 42 years to life in state prison

Venice Boardwalk driver sentenced to 42 years to life in state prison

The women projected onto a video screen in a Los Angeles courtroom sang in Italian -- a song about cherishing life’s fleeting moments of happiness.

They swayed back and forth in unison, their arms locked together.

Alice Gruppioni threw her head back as she belted out the tune with her relatives in their native Italy to mark her aunt’s 50th birthday. There was much to cherish about life: She was weeks away from marrying her fiance and heading for their honeymoon in California.

The bittersweet tune sung on the video seems prophetic today.

It was during a stroll with her new husband on their honeymoon in Los Angeles that she was killed when a man bulldozed...

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