Driver Accused In Nick Adenhart Death Files Appeal

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A lawyer for the man accused of killing Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart and two others in a drunken driving crash has requested a change of venue for the triple-murder trial.

The attorney for 23-year-old Andrew Gallo argued in paperwork filed Monday with the state Supreme Court that Orange County jurors were biased against her client.

Gallo has already seen two lower courts deny the request. Prosecutors say Gallo was driving drunk on April 8, 2009, and caused an crash that killed Adenhart and two others just hours after the pitcher made his fourth major league start.

Gallo has pleaded not guilty and remains jailed pending trial. Pre-trial motions are set to begin Wednesday.

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