Photos of Bryan Stow beating suspects surface

The photos, obtained by ABC7 sister-station KABC-TV, show two men accused of beating San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow on opening day in March.
July 24, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
ABC7 News has obtained exclusive photos of two men arrested in connection with the March beating of San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow.

The photos, which were obtained by ABC7's Los Angeles sister-station KABC-TV, shows Louie Sanchez and Marvin Norwood, two men accused of attacking Bryan Stow in March as he left a baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium.

Both men were arrested last week by the Los Angeles Police Department. Sanchez and Norwood are currently being held on $500,000 bail. A third person was arrested and later released on bail.

The arrests of both men exonerates Giovanni Ramirez, who is currently in jail for a parole violation discovered when he was named as a person-of-interest, then later a suspect, in the beating case. Ramirez had proclaimed his innocence and his family had been willing to testify that he was not at Dodger Stadium the day of the attack.

The Los Angeles Police Department was confident Ramirez was their man; however, while they were building up their case against Ramirez, new information led them to Sanchez and Norwood.

The Los Angeles Police Department fell short of apologizing to Ramirez when they announced the fresh arrests last week.

"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. The suspects will be arraigned in a Southern California courtroom on Monday.

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

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