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Stow improving; Attackers make damning statements

Posted on: August 10, 2011 3:00 pm
 
Sanchez, Norwood

By Evan Brunell

As the two men charged with assaulting Bryan Stow, a Giants fan who attended Opening Day at Dodger Stadium, pleaded not guilty in court on Wednesday, good news was revealed in Stow's progress.

Stow, who lost consciousness and suffered brain damage in the brutal attack, has been responding to commands and lifting his arms and legs, the family wrote on its website.

On Sunday, "we got the most response from Bry to date," the family wrote. "He lifted his left leg slightly when asked, he raised his left arm everytime we asked if we could hold his hand, and the best part? Bonnie [his sister] asked Bryan if she could have a kiss and every time she asked him, he puckered his lips. The final time when she was leaving, Bonnie asked again for a kiss. Bry turned his head towards her, puckered his lips for the kiss, then turned his head back. The nurse was shocked and excited to see that!"

Stow's recovery is still unclear, as doctors are trying to figure out just how much damage Stow has.

Meanwhile, the men charged with the assault, Louis Sanchez and Marvin Norwood, made incriminating statements, deputy district attorney Frank Santoro said.

"This is not an identification case. There are statements made by both defendants that will be used in the prosecution," Santoro said. "I would call them admissions."

Sanchez and Norwood are being held on $500,000 bail. Sanchez's sister, Dorene, is also involved in the case as she testified before a grand jury as an accessory to the crime, but she was not formally charged.

In court papers, prosecutors detailed the beating:

Prosecutors said in court papers that Stow tried to escape a violent man attacking him and his friends outside the stadium, but his assailant chased him down.

Prosecutors allege that Sanchez shoved Stow and punched one of Stow's friends after the opening day game. After the assault, Stow, who was dressed in a Giants shirt, continued to walk with his friends toward the edge of the stadium parking lot, with Sanchez and his friend, Marvin Norwood, in pursuit, prosecutors wrote.

Sanchez caught up with the group and punched another of Stow's friends, knocking him to the ground, the court document said. As Stow faced Norwood, Sanchez surprised him from behind and punched him in the side of the head, prosecutors allege.

Witnesses heard Stow's head hit the concrete and saw it bounce when he fell, prosecutors wrote. Sanchez then kicked the unconscious Stow and Norwood kicked him and standing over him yelled, "who else wants to fight." according to prosecutor Michele Hanisee in a court filing.

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Comments

Since: Aug 27, 2010
Posted on: August 11, 2011 5:46 am
 

Stow improving; Attackers make damning statements

So yea... those guys look like winners... NOT.
I remember saying NOT, when I was like 12.



I'm still willing to see justice prevail first. The incompetent cops thought it was someone else before, so who's to say they screwed up again? They always do.


Anyone know what Stowe is going to be like the rest of his life? Will he have much of a life? That sucks. Over a sport. I had an experience down in Baltimore back in 2006 during a Steeler game. These fools may be idiots, but most of Baltimore are just the same way.



Since: Dec 31, 2009
Posted on: August 11, 2011 2:14 am
 

Stow improving; Attackers make damning statements

Amen brother.



Since: Dec 10, 2008
Posted on: August 10, 2011 11:14 pm
 

Stow improving; Attackers make damning statements

So yea... those guys look like winners... NOT.

Hope Mr. Bryan Stow continues to make progress!



Since: Jul 24, 2007
Posted on: August 10, 2011 11:12 pm
 

Stow improving; Attackers make damning statements

Justice will prevail and lets not lose sight of the fact that Brian Stow has stood resilient to get to his current remarkable recovery status. When Stow gets to the point of identifying the assailants.....then general admission for 2 Dodger fans will be a 4X8 steel cage for a few decades.



Since: Jun 13, 2007
Posted on: August 10, 2011 11:07 pm
 

Stow improving; Attackers make damning statements

Yeah tell this Norwood puke I'm ready to fight anytime!  These "tough guys" sucker punched a middle aged man, and kicked him while he's unconcious all for wearing the wrong baseball jersey.  Wait till they get inside, there are plenty of people that are more than ready to go a few rounds.  Just hopefully these two get shanked in the shower and get their just rewards!




Since: Apr 3, 2009
Posted on: August 10, 2011 8:39 pm
 

Stow improving; Attackers make damning statements

Bastards.



Since: Sep 4, 2007
Posted on: August 10, 2011 7:11 pm
 

Stow improving; Attackers make damning statements

I couldnt agree more dogfight



Since: Mar 3, 2008
Posted on: August 10, 2011 6:26 pm
 

Stow improving; Attackers make damning statements

 The headline says "Attackers make damning statements". What were the statements? I would like to know what was said. Do they have it on audio or video tape? If not, it's he said, she said. I certainly hope that these guys get whats coming to them.



Since: Nov 16, 2006
Posted on: August 10, 2011 5:49 pm
 

Stow improving; Attackers make damning statements

These two pieces of trash have absolutely nothing to contribute to society with. Both are complete wastes of space and needed to be exterminated. It will be a shame if either one of these two had a chance to procreate. Cowards



Since: Dec 17, 2007
Posted on: August 10, 2011 5:16 pm
 

Stow improving; Attackers make damning statements

Never trust a Romanian!  So, all I've got to do is give you my bank account number and you'll send me free money?  Woo Hoo.  Sign me up....idiot. 


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