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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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16.

xdf    

This is so sad. This country is very vindictive for stupidity. This could happen to anyone. Both ways.

1369 days ago
17.

Darkhawk    

First

1369 days ago
18.

Ralph    

Give him the chair....

1369 days ago
19.

james    

Too bad the guy wasn't a celebrity because he would have gotten off with a warning and of course been offered a reality show pretending to clean up his pathedic life as everyone praised him for admitting he has a drinking problem. Such is the life of the average Joe when it comes to the law.

1369 days ago
20.

Shread    

#15 i agree that Lohan will end up killing someone while driving impaired however she will NEVER be prosecuted. Why?...Because she works the system better than anyone and she already has the Courts and Prosecutors eating out of her hands. In short...She owns the law in The USA.

1369 days ago
21.

Faith    

I have to agree with some of these people... It was a ACCIDENT... yes he drank and yes he drove.. and yea.. he knew better... but should someone pay the rest of their life for an ACCIDENT. My grandfather was killed by a drunk driver t-boned on a Sunday morning on his way to church. As much as I would have loved to see him rot behind bars for the rest of his life I knew that was not what my grandfather would have wanted and I knew deep down in my heart that that was not what was deserved. Serial Killers, baby killers, get less time! Wheres the justice in that?

1369 days ago
22.

SeekingTruth    

Vince Neal comes to mind when we discuss our legal system. Dude killed with his drunk driving back in the 80's...wasn't he busted recently for drunk driving in Las Vegas? What makes him so special and why is he out to continue to take chances with your and my life?

1369 days ago
23.

en Todo Momento!!    

"oops. i am soo sorry i slaughtered your children....really, i am really, really, REALLLLLLYYYY sorry...i promise not to do it again..."

1369 days ago
24.

Ken    

Good!

1369 days ago
25.

truth    

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

Posted at 11:44 AM on Dec 22, 2010 by HMMMM

I agree with you 100%

1369 days ago
26.

VICKY    

ANOTHER USLESS CHOLO....WHO KILLS 3 GOOD PEOPLE.
PRISON IS TOO GOOD FOR THIS LOW LIFE....
HE WILL BE FUDGE PACKED UNTIL DEATH....GOOD!

1369 days ago
27.

John    

Very sad that a person was killed and a peon gets put in jail forever. If he was a celebrity, he'd get a slap on the wrist.

1369 days ago
28.

diane    

so this guy gets 51 years for killing a ball player. dante stallworth kills someone while drunk driving and gets what 40 days? wow somethings not right there. little guy gets screwed again.

1369 days ago
29.

Ozzie X    

I hope the night of drinking and driving was worth spending the rest of your life in prison while bearing the guilt of taking the lives of three other people.

1369 days ago
30.

LBjim    

#7 oks , those racist remarks are uncalled for. Doesn't matter what he is, he is a DRUNK DRIVER and he is getting what he deserves. Open your mind and grow up you racist jerk..

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