Man Who Killed Angel Pitcher Gets up to Life

This undated photo provided Friday, April 10, 2009 by the Orange County District Attorney shows Andrew Thomas Gallo, 22, from San Gabriel, Calif. Gallo has been charged with three felony counts of murder and several other charges in connection with the crash early Thursday morning that killed Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart and two other people.
AP Photo/Orange County D.A.
SANTA ANA, Calif. - A construction worker who ran a red light and killed Los Angeles Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart and two other people has been sentenced to 51 years to life in prison.

Andrew Gallo was sentenced Wednesday following a hearing in Santa Ana in which he apologized to the victims' family and friends. The 24-year-old was convicted in September of three counts of second-degree murder.

Authorities say Gallo's blood-alcohol level was nearly three times the legal limit when he T-boned a car Adenhart and his friends were riding in on April 9, 2009. A fourth person in the car was severely injured.

Just hours before the crash, the 22-year-old Adenhart had pitched six scoreless innings in a game at Angel Stadium.