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Defense Rests In Trial Over Angels Pitcher Death

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Nick Adenhart, #34 of the Los Angeles Angels, throws a pitch in the first inning against the Oakland Athletics at Angel Stadium on April 8, 2009, in Anaheim, Calif. (credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Nick Adenhart, #34 of the Los Angeles Angels, throws a pitch in the first inning against the Oakland Athletics at Angel Stadium on April 8, 2009, in Anaheim, Calif. (credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

SANTA ANA (AP) — The defense has rested in the case of a man charged with murder in the drunken-driving crash that killed Los Angeles pitcher Nick Adenhart and two others.

Defense attorney Jacqueline Goodman finished her case Tuesday after two days of witnesses and a videotaped interview with 23-year-old defendant Andrew Gallo, who sobbed and appeared shocked in the video of police telling him about the fatal collision.

Prosecutor Susan Price immediately began calling several rebuttal witnesses prior to closing arguments.

The 22-year-old Adenhart died just hours after pitching six scoreless innings at Angel Stadium in Anaheim. Two of his companions, Courtney Stewart and Henry Pearson, also died. Another friend was critically injured.

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