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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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46.

Big Mamma Cornbread    

USC HIT AND RUN TOOK THE YOUNG MALE VICTIM OFF OF THE HOOD AND SPED AWAY THEY GOT LESS TIME WHY?

1371 days ago
47.

en Todo Momento!!    

when you 'haphazardly' murder/kill someone totally outside of you social group or societal category, it is different than when you 'haphazardly' murder/kill someone from your own social group and or status (someone whose likelihood, you are more constantly surrounded by or more constanlty familiar with). e.g. if a white person is murdered in korea town, it is different than if a korean in murdered in koreatown, as much as it is different if a korean is murdered in beverly hills (?do white neighborhoods even exist in that form, that they are mere 'white neighborhoods' ?? even?) and a white person murdered in beverly hills. in this case: poor man murders wealthier folks- coincidence??! poor latino murders/kills wealthier whites -coincidence???! i really, really do doubt that, but i never been to harvard, may'am........

1371 days ago
48.

Boricua    

#49
You are a RACIST. Not rascist like you wrote. Educate yourself before you spew hate. You sound ignorant. May you learn to WRITE and LOVE ALL for Christmas, and remember WE ALL BLEED RED...

1371 days ago
49.

en Todo Momento!!    

and anyways, if the guy ran away into a backyard afterwards, there was most likely intent to kill/to murder. you can't be that drunk and then so clear in your head to run away from a violent and brutal car 'accident' that you just caused. if he was really drunk, he would not have been able to speed through an intersection with THAT MUCH PRECISION!!! geeze. lawyers must really think we are all really that stupid. drunks swirve, they rarely speed, and they most likely crash into something like a pole or a car in the lot before they even make it to the strret, before they perfectly t-bone another car at that speed at an intersection. why is the public being lied to so blatantly?!!?

1371 days ago
50.

moejoe1    

after watching nick grow up here in hagerstown md it"s ashame we will never see his true ability in sports, and even more ashame that this man will never remember what he really did that night killing three people while driving drunk

1371 days ago
51.

LindseyKnight    

Actually, TMZ posted photos of both of the other people who sadly passed away in this car accident. If you look at prior related articles from them, both people are discussed AND their photos are listed. They're not celebrities, but TMZ still posted and honored them. People need to do their homework before blasting others. RIP to them & prayers to everyone affected by this. Courtney was GORGEOUS!

1371 days ago
52.

Traci Crew    

That is so crazy I never knew him personally but its crazy cause we are from the same small town in Maryland and a girl that I worked with knew him crazy he died so young.

1371 days ago
53.

mando    

still to light of a sentence, he should be buried under the jail..

1371 days ago
54.

Steve    

I guarantee you that the hispanic media will not cover this story. They always lead their news with stories of how illegal aliens are abused by the INS. They never cover stories of idiotic hispanic guys killing people. The hispanic community has to teach it's males not to always get drunk.

1371 days ago
55.

James    

The very same thing happened this past weekend also. A teenage kid and his dad were killed by an 18 year old drunk driver. Yes the driver was a hispanic kid. Honestly I really don't know how hispanic parents raise their kids. Why is this a problem in the hispanic community and you don't see this reckless behvaior in other immigrant groups like Asians or Indians.

1371 days ago
56.

nastynorm    

IF THAT WAS LOHAN,IT WOULD PROBLEY BE PROBATION.

1371 days ago
57.

Robert_Fleites    

R.I.P. Nick

Rest in Peace...

R.I.P. Andrew

ROT IN PRISON!

and the reason this guy recieved such a harsh punishment compared to other cases is because he had previous DUIs,was on probation for his DUIs at the time of the accident, his license was suspended, and he had signed do***ents saying that he completely understood the dangers of drunk driving. And he also fled the scene at the time of the accident...

1371 days ago
58.

Halfbreed    

Message to all you white people.....what does it feel like to know that you are an endangered species? I will break it to you....if we cant get you out....we'll breed you out....next time you see a white girl...look at the race of the guy she is with...know that jamaal or jose will be horsefarking her later ....and the pure race....fades into oblivion

1370 days ago
59.

Heather    

Too bad his name wasn't Lindsay Lohan. He could have gone to court and still be home in time for after school cartoons. When Lohan blew a red light 3 days after having her license reinstated in Sept., the police on the scene didn't even give her a ticket. When she hit a baby in a stroller 3 days after that, still no charges were filed.

1370 days ago
60.

Anna    

You are all ignorant! Go post somewhere else!

1370 days ago
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