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Two men charged in Bryan Stow beating

Jul 22, 2011, 8:54 PM EDT

Image of Dodger Stadium beating victim Stow is shown on scoreboard before MLB National League baseball game between San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals in San Francisco, California Reuters

Following up on last night’s revelations, the Associated Press is reporting that two men were charged today in the brutal Opening Day beating of Bryan Stow at Dodger Stadium.

Louie Sanchez, 29, and Marvin Norwood, 30, were charged with one count each of mayhem, assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury, and battery with serious bodily injury. Charges against a third suspect, 31-year-old Dorene Sanchez, are pending.

“The Los Angeles Police Department never gave up on this case,” District Attorney Steve Cooley said in a prepared statement. “The experienced prosecutors assigned to the case will present the evidence in the courtroom, where ultimate decisions will be made.”

New details of the attack are disturbing. The complaint alleged that both men personally inflicted great bodily injury on Stow, “causing him to become comatose due to brain injury and to suffer paralysis.” The mayhem count mentioned above alleged that they “did cut and disable the tongue, and put out an eye and slit (Stow’s) nose, ear and lip.”

If convicted, Sanchez could get nine years in state prison while Norwood could face an eight-year term. Sanchez was also charged with two misdemeanor counts of battery stemming from a separate incident on the same day as the beating. Sounds like one heckuva guy.

Giovanni Ramirez was arrested in May in connection with the attack, but police Chief Charlie Beck officially announced today that he is no longer a suspect.

  1. deathmonkey41 - Jul 22, 2011 at 9:00 PM

    I don’t understand- I thought Giovanni Ramirez showed up to a drycleaners with an Eithier jersey stained with Bryan Stow’s blood?

    • clydeserra - Jul 22, 2011 at 9:28 PM

      It was reported that a woman showed up at a dry cleaner with an eithier shirt with what was said to be stows blood. There was never any word connecting the woman or the shirt to Ramirez.

    • hittfamily - Jul 23, 2011 at 4:30 AM

      The arrest and public conviction of Ramirez was brilliant police work.
      Dodgers Fan: check
      Jersey with blood: check
      mexican: check

      “All right, we have have the right guy. Leak his name, girlfriend’s name, address, criminal record to the papers, and unconfirmed bloody jersey to the papers. Bring in the cameras and call the mayor Sargeant, its time to give the people what they want. How’s my hair? Is my badge straight? It’s Showtime!!!”

  2. Old Gator - Jul 23, 2011 at 12:41 AM

    Sounds like a good day for a hangin’ boys. Git some torches and pitchforks, Shorty, and a land rover with a boat winch and some steel cable to pull the winders outta the jail. I got me a old oak picked out already. We do both of these clowns, then we hang Ramirez too, just to be sure we got ’em all. We don’t want to give no jury of their piers a chance to find ’em innercent like that Cassius Anthony feller.

    • marinersnate - Jul 23, 2011 at 2:02 AM

      OG. I used to think that you were simply “eccentric”.

      Now I know better.

    • hittfamily - Jul 23, 2011 at 4:54 AM


  3. bobharvey - Jul 23, 2011 at 1:43 AM

    Gator,Sounds like you’d like to have those gang bangers over for dinner. Did you miss the part where they disfigured his face and cut his tounge off.

    You’re right. Hang ’em but hang ’em without your sarcasm.

    • Old Gator - Jul 23, 2011 at 8:24 AM

      Aw c’mon fellers – I’m just tryin’ to grab me a slice of the reality show pie before Nancy Grace smells the luchre and grabs it all for herself.

      And did you miss the part where suspects in America are tried and condemned by the media and our grandstanding public servants before they even get to trial?

  4. burgundyandgold - Jul 23, 2011 at 10:08 AM

    8 and 9 years is not enough time for permanently disabling a young father who was doing nothing wrong.

  5. camipaige - Jul 23, 2011 at 10:20 PM

    I agree he didn’t do anything. Those men should have a life sentence!

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