Man gets at least 51 years for crash that killed Angels pitcher
December 22nd, 2010
04:01 PM ET

Man gets at least 51 years for crash that killed Angels pitcher

A man convicted of murder in a wreck that killed Major League Baseball pitcher Nicholas Adenhart and two other people has been sentenced to a prison term of 51 years to life, the Orange County District Attorney's office said.

Authorities said Andrew Thomas Gallo was driving drunk when the wreck happened in Fullerton, California, in April 2009. His blood-alcohol level was three times the legal limit when he sped through a red light and crashed into a car, authorities said.

Adenhart (pictured), 22, of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, who was beginning his first full season in the majors, was killed. He had pitched just his fourth Major League game hours earlier.

The crash also killed 20-year-old California State University student Courtney Stewart and law student Henry Pearson, 25.

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  1. Emile Zola

    This is a judicial abortion, a miscarriage of justice. There have been people in the same boat and none had received such "cruel and unusual" punishment and coming from a, so called, democracy that doesn't want to prosecute war crimes, war criminals, indicate that justice is manipulated more for PR, moralistic purposes than for real justice.

    December 23, 2010 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  2. Cesar

    @Emile Zola: I hear you talking, but don't hear how you feel he should be punished. Legitimize your post/opinion, how do you feel this drunk should be punished by the court of law???

    December 23, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Cesar

    @Zola: You're either too busy under the sheets with your boyfriend, or unable to use your pea brain to answer the question.

    December 23, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Stickemup

    @nardino if u think that mexican is going to get out in 18k years for killing that WHITE MAJOR LEAGUE PITCHER AND HIS FUTURE LAWYER FRIENDS THEN YOU ARE A DAMN FOOL! I GUESS U ARE DRUNK AS WELL

    December 23, 2010 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Stickemup

    Dont mean to seem racists but there is no need in sugar coating it

    December 23, 2010 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  6. EveryDayUSA

    I don't drink and drive, I stay home and smoke pot! Look for our page on facebook and like us to spread the message that marijuana is safer than alcohol.

    December 25, 2010 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
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