On April 13, the San Gabriel, California man who has been accused of killing three people, including 22-year-old rookie Anaheim Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart, in a crash while driving under the influence was in court on multiple murder charges.
The judge agreed with the prosecution that 22-year-old Andrew Thomas Gallo represented a flight risk and raised his bail to $2 million. Gallo did not enter a plea during the proceedings.
Police say that Gallo, who was driving on a suspended license because of a prior DUI conviction, fled the scene of the fatal April 9 crash and was apprehended 30 minutes later.
According to Orange County District Attorney Anthony Rackauckas, his office made the decision to pursue second-degree murder charges because Gallo’s actions display implied malice, based on his criminal record.The crash took the lives of Adenhart, 20-year-old Courtney Frances Stewart, and 25-year-old Henry Nigel Pearson. Officials say that at the time of the crash, Gallo had a blood-alcohol content three times that of the legal limit.