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Attack on Bryan Stow detailed

Aug 1, 2011, 3:32 PM EDT

Giants Fan Attacked AP

There was an aborted bail-reduction hearing for one of the suspects in the Bryan Stow case today.  But in the course of that hearing the details of the attack, as described by police and the prosecution, were revealed.  And it’s pretty awful.

Click through for the complete details, but the suspects allegedly committed at least four separate assaults in that parking lot that day, and went back to Stow and his friends after a brief initial encounter.  Stow was apparently sucker punched, instantly lost consciousness, fell and had his hit the concrete with no ability to break his fall whatsoever.  He was then kicked in the head multiple times.

Just sickening and terrible and it’s times like these when I wonder how humanity has survived as long as it has.

  1. APBA Guy - Aug 1, 2011 at 3:47 PM

    We’ll see how sentencing goes. You may get even sicker. SoCal jails are full of guys in on two strike stuff, like two marijuana possessions. Heinous as their crimes are, brace yourself for some affront to the concept of justice during the prosecution and sentencing.

    • koufaxmitzvah - Aug 1, 2011 at 4:31 PM

      Something tells me sentencing goes off without a hitch. Whether they spend their entire sentence behind bars is another issue.

    • florida727 - Aug 1, 2011 at 5:23 PM

      I think a “just” sentence would be to drop them off in their Dodgers gear with signs held high identifying them as Stow’s attackers… right outside AT&T Park, with no security in sight, just after a game. They could even limit the sentence to about, what, 10 minutes?

      • brianbowman16 - Aug 1, 2011 at 7:08 PM

        Then, and this may seem callous, dress them up in White Sox gear and drop them off in front of Comerica park here in Detroit, and my buddies and I will work out some some recession based frustration on those pieces of trash. the flight from Cali to the D would give them time to heal up before they got here and then we could start all over again.
        All joking aside, those ba****ds should be banned from EVERY ball park for the rest of eternity. Baseball fans are generally like heavy metal fans around here, we wanna have a good time, not worry about if we gotta watch our backs and be on edge because of db’s like those two
        Get well Bryan, you gotta great 1st name, even though you spell it wrong :)

  2. dixon29 - Aug 1, 2011 at 4:09 PM

    These men are animals and belong in a cage. There is no place in society for people who commit such heinous acts of violence against good people.

    • sdelmonte - Aug 1, 2011 at 6:14 PM

      Don’t insult animals. No other species is as capable of this sort of behavior, sad to say.

  3. notdumb - Aug 1, 2011 at 4:19 PM

    it was first reported that there were no witnesses because it was dark. now it comes out that stow had “friends” close enough to see his head bounce off the pavement . wow his friends must feel great and really manly. so theres a group of atleast 3 grown men and they let 2 sub-humans beat one of their party to death? IT IS amazing we have lasted this long. if i were stows family member i would want to go visit his buddies with a baseball bat

    • jjschiller - Aug 1, 2011 at 4:37 PM

      Wow. Your user name has got it EXACTLY wrong.

    • Jeff J. Snider - Aug 1, 2011 at 4:37 PM

      I wish WordPress would let me thumbs-down the same comment more than once.

    • Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Aug 1, 2011 at 5:27 PM

      Whoa….so many fine things to comment about and you come with this garbage. That takes effort and an extreme lack of general knowledge. Good job.

    • drmonkeyarmy - Aug 1, 2011 at 5:56 PM

      Amazingly bad way to make your point. It is fair to ask why his friends did nothing to prevent him from getting kicked in the head several times, though. That being said, these guys deserve some serious jail time. I believe I read somewhere that they both have a lengthy criminal history. 17-25 sounds about right to me. But like the guy wrote above, it will probably be a fraction of that due to the archaic 3 strike laws that only function to worsen already overcrowded prisons.

  4. florida727 - Aug 1, 2011 at 5:13 PM

    Craig, thanks for keeping this story front-and-center. We don’t get as many updates as they’re probably seeing in the Bay Area. Regardless of the prison system situation in CA, I hope these idiots get what they deserve, if in fact they’re proven to be the ones who did it (remember, they originally were suspecting a wrong guy; looks like they got it right this time though).

    “dixon”, that cage you referred to, I think it measures about 6′ x 8′ with vertical metal posts spaced about 4 inches apart all the way across, with no windows :)

    Pretty sad that all you want to do is take your kids to a ball game and you even have to think about being safe.

  5. contract - Aug 1, 2011 at 5:30 PM

    “and it’s times like these when I wonder how humanity has survived as long as it has.”

    Humanity has survived this long because in the olden days filth like this was dealt with swiftly and severely. Predators should be dealt with the same whether they walk upright or on all fours.

    • Jeff J. Snider - Aug 1, 2011 at 5:33 PM

      I’ve always thought the penalty for attempted murder should be the same as for murder? Are you really less dangerous to society just because you accidentally didn’t kill the guy you tried to kill?

      • contract - Aug 3, 2011 at 3:28 PM

        I agree. It never made any sense to me to reward incompetence with a lighter sentence.

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