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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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Photo courtesy KTLA via the Times.

Since: Aug 10, 2011
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Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: August 10, 2011 4:18 pm

Stow improving; Attackers make damning statements

Makes you miss the old days.  These two should be hung outside of dodgers stadium for awhile after a big announcement on why this is happening.  That way the other brain dead idiots who fight over stupid crap like supporting another team from yours can get the point.

Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: August 10, 2011 3:26 pm

Put 'em away for a long time

These dolts deserve to go to prison for twenty years each.  Let them fight people who like to fight; they will find plenty of them "inside."  As for Stow, I hope he makes it back all of the way.  I also hope the Dodgers or their insurance company take care of him and compensate him for all that has happened.  For that matter, the Giants should give him season tickets for life if he ever makes it "all the way back."


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