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Andrew Thomas Gallo 51 years

Andrew Thomas Gallo 51 years - In a hearing filled with tearful speeches, Andrew Thomas Gallo is sentenced for the drunk-driving crash that killed the young baseball player and two friends. He'll be eligible for parole after 49 years.

After two hours of wrenching, tear-filled pleas for both maximum justice and mercy, the man convicted of murder in the drunk-driving crash that killed Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart and two friends was sentenced Wednesday to 51 years to life in prison.

Andrew Thomas Gallo, 23, will be eligible for parole after serving 49 years.

Andrew Thomas Gallo 51 years

"You're right — I am a horrible person," Gallo told Orange County Superior Court Judge Richard Toohey before sentencing. "They had big, bright futures ahead of them. And because of me, they're gone."

Toohey gave prosecutors what they sought: consecutive sentences on three second-degree murder charges and other felonies stemming from the April 2009 crash that killed Adenhart, 22, and friends Courtney Stewart, 20, and Henry Pearson, 25. Jon Wilhite, 24, survived the crash but sustained major injuries.

Andrew Thomas Gallo 51 years

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