Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Gallo Attorney Says Client Not Guilty ((Of Course))


Opening statements began in the DUI/murder trial of Andrew Gallo, 23, who was driving when his van slammed into a car killing Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart and two of his friends.

Andrew Gallo, 23, has pleaded not guilty to three counts of second-degree murder and a count of felony hit-and-run. He is accused of doing 65 in a 35 while under the influence of alcohol, on probation and driving on a suspended driver's license.

"He did it, and he has to live with that for the rest of his life," defense attorney Jacqueline Goodman told the court. "But Andrew Gallo is not a murderer."

The HQ would then like to ask what in the hell she thinks he is, then...

Prosecutors say Gallo had a BAC of at least .09 when he ran a red light on April 9, 2009 and crashed into a car killing Adenhart, 22, driver Courtney Stewart, 20, and Henry Pearson, 25. John Wilhite, 25, was also in the car. He was critically injured in the crash.

Gallo, who was convicted of a prior DUI, was on probation at the time of the crash. Goodman says Gallo had a designated driver the night of the crash, but the driver ended up drinking and Gallo took the wheel. She also says Gallo's actions do not rise to the "standard of murder."

Jennifer Gould was there for the preview opening statements... or, as the HQ would like to retitle them, pipedreams by the defense...

Lynette Romero was there after Jennifer was...

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