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Drunk Driver Indicted on 3 Counts of Murder for Death of Angels Player

Posted by Courtney Pilchman | May 30, 2009 | 0 Comments

Andrew Gallo, 22 of San Gabriel was indicted by the Orange County Grand Jury on three felony counts of murder, one count of fleeing the scene of an accident, one count of DUI causing injury and one count of driving with a blood alcohol level of .08% causing injury. In addition to the charges, Gallo faces enhancements for inflicting GBI (great bodily injury).

Gallo, who has a previous DUI in San Bernardino County is accused of driving a minivan 65 mph in a 35 mph zone while under the influence and without a valid license. Gallo was traveling down Orangethorpe Avenue in Fullerton when he ran a red light and crashed into a Mitsubishi carrying the victims.

The occupants of the Mitsubishi were Courtney Stewart, Nicholas Adenhart, Henry Pearson and Jon Wilhite. All but Wilhite were killed. After the crash, Gallo fled the scene on foot and was arrested 30 minutes later. Gallo's BAC was .19%, over twice the legal limit.

If Gallo is convicted on all counts, he faces 54 years to life in prison. Gallo is currently being held in Orange County Jail in lieu of $2 million bail.

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Courtney Pilchman

Courtney Pilchman was a Deputy District Attorney for over six years prior to becoming a criminal defense attorney. She was a member of some of the most elite prosecution units including crimes against children, family violence, and sexual assault. She prosecuted very high profile cases and had a ...


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