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Drunk Driver Gets Life for Killing Angels Pitcher

12/22/2010 3:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The drunk driver who killed L.A. Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart last year in a high-speed crash just got the book thrown at him -- 51 years to LIFE in prison.

Nick Adenhart
As we first reported, 24-year-old Andrew Gallo (left) blew through a red light in his minivan in April '09 -- t-boning Nick's car ... killing Nick and two others.

Gallo was convicted on three counts of second-degree murder in September. According to the Orange County D.A., Gallo's BAC was nearly three times the legal limit.

Before being sentenced this AM, Gallo apologized to the victims' families. 


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1.

NatTxn    

Tragic on all fronts. Lesson: If you drink, let someone else drive!!

1296 days ago
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TMZ@Froggy.biz    

They should do that everywhere -- 51 year jail time, not drunk driving.

1296 days ago
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HMMMM    

this is sad but if it were the other way round the ball player would have gotten a fine and probation for 6 months thats whats sad is the injustice in your crappy state of california

1296 days ago
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KAM    

SEND ALL ILLEGALS BACK/CLOSE THE BORDERS

1296 days ago
5.

christy    

PLEASE - think before you drink and drive!! This could have been
you or me in the blink of an eye 3 people dead and another's
ruined as well as his family. Lives change in a split second
and it CAN happen to you. Be carefull everyone.

1296 days ago
6.

Jay    

TMZ, you can atleast give the names of the two others who were killed. Courtney Stewart and Henry Pearson were also killed in the crash.I know they are not celebrities but they did die and they deserve to have their names mentioned.

Back to the topic I hope this s*** bag rots in prison for the rest of his life.

1296 days ago
7.

anony    

Wow.
Compare this to the Jim Leyritz trial which just ended.
More proof: in this country, you get the justice you can pay for, not the justice you deserve.

1296 days ago
8.

Lyonene    

Finally, an appropriate sentence for a drunk driver who commits murder with their vehicle.

1296 days ago
9.

Shread    

The Inmates are going to have fun bending this guy over for the rest of his life.
Good riddance!

1296 days ago
10.

TurfGuy    

HMMM...... If a player took 3 LIVES, I'm pretty sure he'd be going to jail. Also, any baseball organization would probably cut him. This isn't the NFL. Regardless of what state he is in. You are an ass and you need to shut you ignorant mouth. Are state may effed up but, we are still proud to be Californians.

1296 days ago
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Caligirl    

So tragic. The entire thing. No winners in this.

1296 days ago
12.

dd    

Lohan will be next to hurt someone while driving drunk and high and be sent up the river.

1296 days ago
13.

justin    

i agree that he should of been punished...but compared to celebrities he got it rough. dante stallworth got barely anything for killing a man drunk in miami a few years back.

1296 days ago
14.

demis bicycle seat    

this guy was allready on probation for dui he had his chance and blew it he deserves to be locked up that long

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL

PLEASE DONT DRINK AND DRIVE

it just isnt worth it!!

1296 days ago
15.

Ness    

OKS and KAM, you both need to think before your little fingers start typing away. Some Whites, Asians, Blacks, and yes Hispanics have had a drink and then drove a vehicle. This is not a race issue this is an issue that involves all cultures.

PLEASE be smart and don't drink and drive this holiday. Merry Christ-mas everyone!

1296 days ago
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