The man police say was driving drunk when he ran a red light and struck a car, killing a Major League Baseball pitcher and two others has been charged with murder.Good. This country has been way too lenient in convicting drunk drivers who kill. I'm far from being any kind of law expert, but every time I see some scumbag who willfully decides to get behind a car drunk, kill someone and then later get off with just a few years in jail, it enrages me. My understanding of first-degree murder is that the prosecution has to show signs of malice in order for the charge to stick. In this case we have a man whose been arrested before for drunk driving, now with a suspended license, AGAIN deciding to get behind a wheel while intoxicated. And now 3 innocent people are dead because of it. That sounds like a ton of malice to me. Besides, Gallo's criminal record speaks for itself and on top of that the coward left the scene of the crime--he should never be allowed to see daylight again.
Andrew Thomas Gallo, 22, was charged with three counts of murder, driving under the influence and leaving the scene of a crime, the Orange County district attorney's office announced Friday.
Los Angeles Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart was among those killed in the crash in Fullerton, California, early Thursday morning. Adenhart was beginning his first full season in the majors and had pitched his fourth Major League game hours earlier.
Gallo, whose blood-alcohol level was three times the legal limit, according to police, faces up to life in prison if convicted on all charges.According to the DA's office, Gallo was driving a minivan 65 mph in a 35 mph zone at about 12:35 a.m. Thursday. He was on probation and his license had been suspended after a previous drunk-driving charge.