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Blood on Dodgers jersey matches beaten Stow

Posted on: June 11, 2011 8:26 pm
Edited on: June 11, 2011 8:26 pm
By Evan Brunell

Police have found a blood-stained Dodgers jersey that matches the DNA of Bryan Stow, reports NBC Los Angeles.

The jersey was dropped off at a cleaners in L.A. who notified authorities after becoming suspicious. The Los Angeles Police Department then brought it for DNA testing. There are three suspects in the beating -- two male perpetrators and a woman who drove the getaway car. Both the woman and the first assailant were wearing Dodgers jerseys, witnesses said.

The police earlier identified Giovanni Ramirez as the top suspect in the case. He is currently jailed for allegedly violating his parole. He is thought to have been the man to take the jersey to the cleaners a source said, which a LAPD source did not contradict. However, the jersey is apparently not Ramirez's.

The source who first informed NBC Los Angeles of the bloodied jersey said it's believed Ramirez is the individual who took the jersey to the cleaners.  A second source, who is with LAPD, did not contradict this,  but said the jersey is not Ramirez's.  Whether investigators believe it was the getaway driver's or someone else's, the source declined to say.

"If they're trying to squeeze [Ramirez], they're doing it by remote control." attorney Anthony Brooklier said of if the police has tried to finagle information about the beating. "Because they've never come to us, or him, and ask him to give anything up."

Attorneys for Ramirez claim he has an ironclad alibi. Ramirez himself has gone through a suspect lineup and polygraph tests, the results of which were not released.

Stow, a Giants fan who was jumped at Dodgers Stadium on Opening Day of March 31, is still in a coma and is showing signs of brain dysfunction. Police have been on the hunt ever since for the attackers.

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Category: MLB
Tags: Dodgers

Since: Nov 14, 2008
Posted on: June 11, 2011 9:25 pm

Blood on Dodgers jersey matches beaten Stow

Ramirez is a fairly common Hispanic name. I don't automatically think "illegal" upon hearing it. That's just me though. I really could care less if he is a citizen, on a visa, or illegal. They just need to find the right person, no matter where he's from, and put him behind bars for a while.

Since: Oct 7, 2006
Posted on: June 11, 2011 9:19 pm

Blood on Dodgers jersey matches beaten Stow

Witnesses, also an identification is not necessary if there is other evidence.  Physical evidence, such as blood, which links the offender to the victim is more reliable than an identification.

Since: Jan 13, 2010
Posted on: June 11, 2011 9:17 pm

Blood on Dodgers jersey matches beaten Stow

Well as for the lineup i'm sure it was so witnesses could ID the perps. My curiosity would be for this...are the perps here illegally? No big surprise the the last name of the one is Ramirez. Now to see if he is a leagl citizen or here legally as work/student visa. I would bet that he is illegal. Not a big shock to me that this happened with these respect, no consideration, no conscience at all.

Since: Aug 23, 2007
Posted on: June 11, 2011 9:10 pm

Blood on Dodgers jersey matches beaten Stow

Sorry, I don't know much about the law except for speeding tickets and what I see on Law and Order but how can the suspect go through a lineup when the victim is in a coma?

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