Drunk driver who killed Nick Adenhart asks the judge to drop murder charge

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Last year Andrew Gallo drove his van into a car carrying Nick Adenhart, killing the Angels pitcher and two other people.
He was well over the legal alcohol limit and was charged with murder, but yesterday Gallo’s lawyer filed a motion asking the judge to drop those charges by claiming, according to the Associated Press, that Gallo “did not intend to drive drunk.”
In the motion attorney Jacqueline Goodman claims that Gallo did not have “intended malice” and took the wheel only after his planned designated driver got drunk himself.
Naturally the prosecuting attorney says none of that matters and, while not an actual lawyer like Craig or even a pretend lawyer like Lionel Hutz, I tend to agree. The trial is scheduled for later this month.

Brandon Crawford homers off brother-in-law Gerrit Cole

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You can’t pick your family and no one knows that better than Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford. His sister Amy married Astros starter Gerrit Cole in November 2016, so the two players are brothers-in-law.

The two players have matched up against each other 18 times in the past, as Cole spent his first five seasons in the National League with the Pirates. Cole often won that battle, holding Crawford to four hits — all singles — in 18 plate appearances.

Crawford finally got the better of Cole on Tuesday night, hitting a line drive into the appropriately-named Crawford Boxes at Minute Maid Park for a two-run home run, cutting the Astros’ lead to 5-2.