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Defendant In Nick Adenhart Case Convicted Of Murder

Andrew Gallo, the driver of the car that killed Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart and two others last year, has been convicted of second-degree murder, per the Associated Press:

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Andrew Gallo, 23, held white rosary beads and occasionally looked up at jurors as they returned convictions on three counts of second-degree murder and single counts of drunken driving, hit-and-run driving, and and driving under the influence of alcohol and causing great bodily injury.

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Adenhart and two friends were killed in a car accident in the early morning hours of April 9, 2009, just hours after the 22-year-old Adenhart made his season debut, pitching six scoreless innings against Oakland.

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The Angels have since renamed their award for pitcher of the year the Nick Adenhart Award, which was presented to Jered Weaver this weekend.

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For more on this story, be sure to read the SB Nation Angels blog Halos Heaven.