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New defense attorney in Adenhart case

September 15, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
A new defense attorney has been appointed in the Nick Adenhart drunk driving case.Andrew Gallo, 22, is charged with three counts of second-degree murder for the April crash that killed the Anaheim Angels pitcher and two others.

Prosecutors were hoping to get the case to trial by the end of the year.

The new appointment is expected to delay the case 3-to-6 months.

Gallo says his private attorney quit the case, citing a lack of resources.

Investigators say Gallo was drunk when he drove his minivan through a red light in Fullerton and hit another car.

Investigators say Gallo's blood-alcohol level was twice the legal limit, and was driving with a suspended license.

Gallo faces 55 years to life in prison if convicted.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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