Driver guilty in traffic death of Adenhart

Sept. 27, 2010 at 3:26 PM
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SANTA ANA, Calif., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- A California jury Monday convicted Andrew Gallo of second-degree murder in the traffic-crash deaths of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart and two friends.

Gallo was found guilty in Orange County Superior Court of three counts of second-degree murder in the 2009 collision in Fullerton.

He faces 50 years to life when he is sentenced Dec. 10.

Gallo, 23, who had been drinking in a bar in Covina, had a .22 blood-alcohol level at the time, which the Orange County (Calif.) Register said was three times the legal limit in California.

Adenhart, 22, and three friends had been headed for a nightclub after he had pitched six innings for the Angels in nearby Anaheim. They were crossing an intersection on a green light when they were struck by Gallo's minivan.

One person in Adenhart's car was seriously injured as was a passenger in Gallo's vehicle.

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