Bryan Stow attacker sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for weapons charges

LOS ANGELES (KGO) -- One of the men convicted in the beating of San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow was sentenced to 2.5 years in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Marvin Norwood, who was transferred to federal custody in February of 2014 after completion of the state sentence, will have roughly another year in federal prison before he's released.

Investigators found five firearms when they searched the 34-year-old's home in connection with the Stow assault.

Norwood spoke in court and apologized to his family, his kids, and society.

"I ask for forgiveness to Mr. Stow for my role in the assault," he said. "I made a mistake, I'm only human."

He went on to say that his biggest mistake is not choosing his friends properly.

"I know what I did was wrong," he said in reference to storing the multiple firearms that were found in his garage.

Norwood said he hurt his children the most and they need their father in their life.

"They can use me as an example of what not to do," he said.

Upon release, Norwood will be placed on a three year supervised release and complete substance abuse treatment. The judge is recommending that he serve the remainder of the sentence in a federal prison in Southern California.

Norwood and Louie Sanchez were both sentenced to state prison for the attack on Stow outside Dodger Stadium in 2011 that left him with permanent brain damage.

Earlier this month, Sanchez sent a handwritten apology letter to a federal judge, writing, "unfortunately Mr. Stow got hurt and I send my deepest sympathy to Mr. Stow and his family. This unexpected event was an accident -- I pray the court to show mercy."

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