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Nick Adenhart murder suspect wants to move trial

Apr 2, 2010, 11:44 AM EST

Andrew Gallo, the man charged with killing Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart and two friends last year, has requested a change of venue for his upcoming trial because “the publicity surrounding the April 9, 2009 crash will make it hard for Gallo to get a fair trial.”
Gallo has pleaded not guilty to three counts of murder, driving under the influence of alcohol, and driving with a suspended license following a prior DUI conviction after police say he tested three times the legal blood-alcohol level when his minivan ran a red light and struck Adenhart’s car.
Three of the four people inside were killed, including the 22-year-old pitcher who just hours earlier tossed six shutout innings in his season debut. The motion to move the trial away from Orange County has a hearing scheduled for May 28 and the actual trial date has already been pushed back from this month to July.

  1. Rays fan - Apr 2, 2010 at 11:58 AM

    Seems a fairly standard defense maneuver, but this was huge news all over the country & not just in Orange County, CA. Where, exactly, could the trial be moved to, where the publicity would not be overwhelming? (rhetorical question only)
    My ReCaptcha seems to have a predictio: “close stays”

  2. Ryan - Apr 2, 2010 at 12:09 PM

    People are still reeling from his death here. I still see people with Adenhart RIP stickers on their cars. I unfortunately have to agree, he doesn’t have any chance at a fair trial within 100 miles of here.

  3. Wells - Apr 2, 2010 at 12:53 PM

    Military tribunal in Guantanamo. Justice!

  4. Joe - Apr 2, 2010 at 1:48 PM

    You all are a joke. This dude doesn’t deserve to see the light of day. He is a waste of a life.

  5. jason domski - Apr 2, 2010 at 3:44 PM

    just put him on death row now…he dosent deserve a fair trial

  6. Teri - Apr 2, 2010 at 3:56 PM

    He didn’t give anyone in that car a chance.

  7. VELMA - Apr 2, 2010 at 5:28 PM

    YOUR RIGHT JASON HE DOSEN’T DESERVE A TRAIL. AND TERI–YOUARE4 SO RIGHT,HE DIDN’T GIVE ANYONE IN THAT CAR A CHANCE.

  8. Dusty - Apr 12, 2010 at 8:03 PM

    This drunk will get as fair a trial in OC as he would get anywhere. Because he is guilty as charged. I don’t give a tinkers damn what hiss plea was..he killed three people and it’s as obvious as the nose on his face. Just because our court system’s allow someone to plead not guilty doesn’t mean they are.

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