Orange County Superior Court Judge Richard Toohey set Sept. 1 as the new trial date. The trial was originally scheduled to begin Monday. Andrew Thomas Gallo's attorney, Jacqueline Goodman and Deputy District Attorney Susan Price will present pretrial motions, beginning Sept. 1, with jury selection expected to start Sept. 7, Goodman said. Opening statements could begin Sept. 13, Goodman added.
Goodman said she will ask Toohey at an Aug. 13 hearing to dismiss the three counts of murder against him in the grand jury indictment. Goodman contends that gross vehicular manslaughter charges would be more appropriate.
"My client had a designated driver who was driving him around all day and night" before the deadly collision, Goodman said. "I just don't get the murder part. Tell me where there's a murder."