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Drunk Driver Who Killed Angel’s Pitcher Found Guilty of Murder

Law Offices of William W. Bruzzo

A jury found Andrew Gallo guilty of three counts of second-degree murder, two felony counts of driving under the influence resulting in great bodily injury and a felony hit and run. After colliding with the victim’s car as he went more then 65 miles an hour, Gallo fled the scene on foot. His injured stepbrother was at the scene. The twenty-three year old will be sentenced on December 10th with a possible sentence of 51 years and eight months to life in prison. Relatives of the victims and Mr. Gallo were present to hear the verdict. District Attorney Tony Rackauckas told reporters that this sends a message regarding the consequences of driving under the influence and the severity of the issue. Gallo’s defense attorney released a statement expressing her disapproval of the verdict of second degree murder instead of what she explained was the more appropriate charges of vehicular manslaughter. See, Vehicle Code Sections 23153 (a) (b)

Criminal Law Updates by Law Offices of Orange County Defense Attorney William W. Bruzzo (714) 547-4636

Here is the AP video covering the verdict:

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