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Venice Boardwalk Crash (2013)

For family of victim in Venice boardwalk crash, trial stirs painful memories

For family of victim in Venice boardwalk crash, trial stirs painful memories

The prosecutor held up a picture of a woman with big, bright eyes and asked Christian Casadei to identify her. "Mia moglie," he said. My wife, Casadei told jurors through an Italian interpreter. The woman he married on a summer Saturday two years ago and lost a few weeks later. He testified Monday at the trial of Nathan Campbell, the man accused of plowing his car through the Venice Beach boardwalk in 2013, injuring 17 people and killing Casadei's new wife, Alice Gruppioni. Taking another trip from Italy to Los Angeles — the city he and Gruppioni had dreamed of visiting together for so long — brought a wave of mixed emotions. He thought back to the moment...

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