Crime & Justice

Final jury selection to begin in trial related to Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart's death

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The last round of jury selection is scheduled to begin today in the trial of Andrew Gallo. He’s the San Gabriel man accused of the DUI crash that killed Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart and two of his friends last year.

Police say Gallo’s blood-alcohol level was nearly three times the legal limit, when he slammed into a car at a Fullerton intersection.

That vehicle was carrying Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart, Cal State Fullerton student Courtney Stewart and law student Henry Pearson. All three died in the wreck. A fourth friend in the car suffered serious injuries, but survived.

Gallo was arrested after police say he fled the scene.

He faces trial on three counts of second-degree murder, plus other charges.

His attorneys tried to get the case moved out of Orange County because it’s so high-profile, but a judge decided to keep it in Santa Ana.

The trial is expected to last several weeks. If the jury convicts him, Gallo could face 50 years to life in prison.