SANTA ANA (AP) — A construction worker who ran a red light and killed Los Angeles Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart and two other people has been sentenced to 51 years to life in prison.

KNX 1070’s Mike Landa Reports From Orange County

Andrew Gallo was sentenced Wednesday following a hearing in Santa Ana in which he apologized to the victims’ family and friends. The 24-year-old was convicted in September of three counts of second-degree murder.

Authorities say Gallo’s blood-alcohol level was nearly three times the legal limit when he T-boned a car Adenhart and his friends were riding in on April 9, 2009. A fourth person in the car was severely injured.

Just hours before the crash, the 22-year-old Adenhart had pitched six scoreless innings in a game at Angel Stadium.

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Comments (20)
  1. Andrew Thoone says:

    If you don’t have health insurance and get sick, the tax payers have to pay for it anyway- so go get health insurance please- search online “Wise Health Insurance” and learn how you can get insurance at discount price.

    1. Astonished says:

      No offense, but I don’t think that, at least in this instance, health insurance would have done Adenhart a whole lot of good. . .considering he died!

      1. Mini Mousekat says:

        Advertisement, just report the comment. I did.

  2. Jim Gates says:

    gallos brother should also be sentenced for allowing him to drink then letting him drive they should have hailed a taxi

  3. Harry says:

    Leniency? The “maximum” of 52 years to life is too lenient as is. This guy should be put to death immediately. Straight from the courtroom to the execution chamber. This guy lost his place in society and in life.

    1. mister s says:

      If only the legal system worked so swiftly…….. in a perfect world I suppose.

  4. john doe says:

    we all make mistakes….yes he messed up so now he is paying for it, your not perfect Harry

    1. mister s says:

      Mistake? You are one of those people that like to classify every bad deed commited as a mistake aren’t you? Murder, child molestation, grand theft, insurance fraud,…… all just mistakes right? How is this anymore of a mistake than those other things?

    2. Astonished says:

      Mistakes are things you make when you know no better. THIS was definetely not a mistake!

  5. Ruben says:

    Justice may have been served, however, there are evidence that suggest that the three were also intoxicated. Adenhart should use some common sense as well knowing that the driver who he was next to was under the influence. Everybody was drinking. I’m not making excuses for the 24-year-old construction worker, I’m making the point that everybody is guilty and death happen to be the ultimate price for this tragedy.

  6. alan hart says:

    Based on his current age, he will probably spend the rest of his life in prison. The three people he killed will spend eternity in a box. Gallo should serve every second of that sentence.

  7. Justia says:

    yes, we all make mistakes, however this was not a mistake. At least we wont have to worry about this guy getting drunk and driving for the next 50 years.

  8. quadguy says:

    Not hard enough! I agree 100 percent with harry. @ john: he knew exactly what he was doing. He had a prior dui and yet he does it again? He shouldn’t have even thought about driving. I wish he got the death penalty. He’s lucky he can live.

  9. geeM says:

    I’m sorry, I was hoping for 151 years. This guy was well beyond careless.

  10. Kat Villagran says:

    the consequence went to both parties, except one is living to see it.
    that’s what BOTH parties get for DRINKING & DRIVING!

  11. Justia says:

    Ruben, go climb back under your rock!!!

    1. Ruben says:

      Justia, the one that you just crawled out of. The third passenger who survived the tragedy should also be held responsible for allowing the driver to drive drunk.

  12. Pete Morales says:

    I belive this guy got what he deserve, But do you belive this guy would have gotten the same sentance if he had been a KENNDEY or some one in a high place, I dont think so.

    1. Mini Mousekat says:

      What the heck do the KENNEDY’s have to do with this? Give me a break. This jerk is a common street thug who is only upset because he got caught and now he has to pay. He doesnt give a plugged fig about what he did. He deserves his 51 years and hopefully never sees the light of day again.

  13. Bin Laden says:

    Don’t drink and drive.

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