Wednesday, December 22, 2010

DEVELOPING: Gallo Gets 51 Years For Adenhart Death

The man convicted in the drunk driving crash that killed Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart and two others has been sentenced to 51 years to life in prison.

An attorney for 24-year-old Andrew Thomas Gallo had asked the judge for leniency ahead of the sentencing, saying in court papers that her client is "not a monster." Instead, attorney Jacqueline Goodman says in the papers, Gallo was immature and the product of a broken home. She said his alcohol addiction led him to drink for hours with his stepbrother before blacking out and getting behind the wheel of the family's minivan.

Gallo was convicted in September of three counts of second-degree murder, two felony counts of driving under the influence and causing great bodily injury and one felony count of hit-and-run for the April 9, 2009 crash.

He is expected to appeal the sentence.

Well, duh...

Until we get word from Los Angeles about the verdict, here's how MyFoxLA/KTTV covered the beginning of the trial...

Trial Begins for Alleged Adenhart Killer:

The HQ thinks 51 years barely covers it, since unless parole is denied in the sentencing, Gallo will be out in a little more than 15 years...

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