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Adenhart Crash Suspect Charged with Murder

4/10/2009 6:48 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Nick AdenhartAndrew Gallo, the man behind the wheel of the van that killed Nick Adenhart and two others, has been charged with three counts of murder.

He faces a maximum sentence of 55 years to life.

In addition to murder charges, Gallo is charged with driving under the influence and causing bodily injury, driving with a blood alcohol level above .08% and causing bodily injury, and fleeing the scene.

The Orange County D.A. says Gallo's blood alcohol level was nearly three times the legal limit.

Gallo was driving on a suspended license because of a prior DUI. He fled the scene and was eventually arrested.

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61.

same same same    

Hope OC can keep ahold of him. He should get a death sentence. Little time in jail and DEATH!

1986 days ago
62.

Jane    

He needs to get deported. The problem with that is he will just hop jump and skip over the border back to this country again. This country always gets the trash from other countries ie, Europe, Australia, Mexico etc. cause we have no border laws or airplane border laws either. If I were a family member of the victims, I would do alot more than let him be in jail....I would almost take the law in my own hands, I would, cause I would never allow this dog to hurt my family!!

1986 days ago
63.

[][] ScOut W. [][]    

He's threw!

1986 days ago
64.

VeiledProphet    

This situtation is tragic. Gallo is going to live with this every single day the rest of his life whether he is in prison or if he were free to walk the streets. I would think this knowledge would be too painful to bear and that is the REAL punishment. This is one of those situations where all involved pay a horrible price for an accident that anyone would give anything to just re-live and do things differently. Gallo will be re-living this over and over for the rest of his days and it doesn't matter what the courts or public think or do. To say Gallo should die would relieve him of this punishment and he needs to live it every single day. He needs to be incarcerated to keep him from drinking and driving because he can't seem to understand that when the court and DMV pull your license, it's a message NOT TO DRIVE. That's the final: no license, no driving. And, being in prison, he won't have the luxury of having a few drinks to numb his guilt and pain. Who's van was he driving with no license? Was it his? There's more to this, but the onus is on Gallo to think about this over and over. Some say that's what Hell is all about.

1986 days ago
65.

josi    

I HOPE HE STAYS IN JAIL FOR LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I DON'T LIKE WISHING BAD THINGS FOR PEOPLE BUT SERIOUSLY HE DESERVES IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A GUY LIKE HIM HAS TO DO THE TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1986 days ago
66.

frustratedsr    

When a drunk driver kills another, it should be an automatic murder charge and sentence accordingly.

1986 days ago
67.

Genna    

but i don't think he intended to kill anybody, he was just being 1 of the stupidest people on the planet and messed up beyond redemption

Posted at 10:23PM on Apr 10th 2009 by me

That is so stupid...If you drink and drive then you have to think you might get into an accident and that could result in killing someone. Its called public transportation if you have money to go out and drink then you should have money for a safe ride home so no one gets hurt or killed. Its just pure ignorance and stupidity to drink and drive.

1986 days ago
68.

di    

yes, he needst to stay in prision for the reminder of his life, just so he doesn't drink and drive again

1986 days ago
69.

Royal93    

This part of the article needs to be repeated:

Gallo was driving on a suspended license because of a prior DUI. He fled the scene and was eventually arrested.


That says it all!!

Any of you people who posted that........he made a mistake, blah, blah, blah.......are ridiculous!

1986 days ago
70.

THE CHILDREN ARE NOT BEING PROPERLY SUPERVISED...PERIOD!    

You would be amazed at how many illegal immigrants that have hit peoples vehicles and ran, and sometimes left injuries,
its a huge amount.

1986 days ago
71.

tanya    

#53 you said, " thank the liberals for all the illegals being in the U.S." you ARE WRONG we need to thank the republicans President Reagan was the first to allow them to flood this country and Bush with the bill he signed before leaving office. You should GET YOU FACTS STRAIGHT!!!!

1986 days ago
72.

angelina    

Its too bad he didn't learn his lesson from his first dui 3 years ago and stop drinking altogether. Once you have been caught for a dui you have statistically driven 600 times drunk, these are the facts. Once you get even your first dui it is a well established fact that you are an alcoholic and have been driving drunk sometimes for years without getting caught. They also say that if people who get their first dui don't stop drinking within 7 years 90% of them will get a second DUI. This offender got caught with his second dui within 3 years.

1985 days ago
73.

Ms. Hysterical    

Teena, #87 you don't know what you are talking about. Before you play the stupid Democrats verses Republicans game, you should spend a little time researching immigration history and Supreme Court decisions. You and your politically correct dimwits never do that because it's so much easier to run your mouths.
Senator Ted Kennedy - the ultra liberal - wanted to make it easier for his Irish friends to come to the U.S. in the early 60's, so he sponsored the most sweeping immigration bill in U.S. history. The legislation changed all the rules - a sponsor in the U.S., guaranteed employment - that prevented any loser from coming here. People complained that the flood-gates would open and the U.S. would be flooded with unskilled immigrants. Kennedy laughed at them, and can be seen on TV in the 60's giving a interview where he claims that anyone who says his bill will lead to millions of illegal immigrants coming across the border is crazy. Liberal Democrat Teddy and a Democratic Congress and President passed the bill and look what happened. From that day forward illegal immigration increased every year. The southwest U.S. looks like Tijuana.
In the early 70's the Democrats complained that the kids of illegal immigrants were being discriminated against because they couldn't attend public school. A group in Texas sued, and in the worst decision the liberal Supreme Court ever made, it ruled the illegal immigrant kids were allowed to go to public school. The Democrats said it was only to help a few kids in Texas. What happened next was totally predictable. Hundreds of thousands of mostly Mexican mothers crossed the border every year and brought their kids for the free education. Once here many of them had babies who were automatic citizens. And the rest is history.
President Reagan was stupid to sign the amnesty bill in the 80's, but it had many provisions to stop any more illegals from coming here. Those provisions have never been enforced by either the Republicans or Democrats.
I have more to say but it's time for a family gathering for Easter. I live in Mexico, some people call it Los Angeles, so hopefully we won't get shot by some illegal alien gang-bangers when we drive across town. Were Black, and they use us for target practice out here.

1985 days ago
74.

DW    

What's the difference between this guy and Nick Hogon,Hale Berry, Qween Latifa, Brandy and others? Nothing

1984 days ago
75.

gayle    

See ya SUCKER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now you can spend your remaining days with Bubba...bend over and drop the laundry!!

1984 days ago
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