New details emerge about Stow beating suspects

This undated image provided Tuesday April 5, 2011 by John Stow shows Bryan Stow holding his 12-year-old son and 8-year-old daughter.
July 23, 2011 6:42:27 PM PDT
ABC7 News is learning more about the case against two men arrested for the March beating of Giants' fan Bryan Stow.

Louie Sanchez and Marvin Norwood are expected to be arraigned in court on Monday. Charges were filed Friday against the two men in connection with the March 31 attack of Stow at Dodger stadium.

Each men face three felonies if convicted. Both are being held on $500,000 bond.

Police say both Sanchez and Norwood have extensive criminal pasts, which include prior arrests for violence.

On Saturday, the Los Angeles Police Department's chief addressed criticism for the arrest of Giovanni Ramirez, who they initially called a suspect in the case.

"I think it is important to recognize that the LAPD truly believes that it is just as important to exonerate the innocent as it is to implicate the guilty," police chief Charlie Beck said. "It may take longer than we like, but that is just the nature of the business."

ABC7 legal analyst Dean Johnson said additional charges should be filed against the suspects.

"I think this complaint is undercharged," Johnson said. "The people who did this to Bryan Stow deserve to go to prison for life. There's a very easy way to get there: In addition to charging mayhem, the prosecutor could charge aggravated mayhem or torture."

Johnson said both of those carry a sentence of life in prison if convicted.

Stow continues to recover at San Francisco General Hospital and is showing some signs of progress.


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