The two men charged in the beating of San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow pleaded not guilty in Los Angeles County Superior Court today.
Louie Sanchez, 29, and Marvin Norwood, 30, each pleaded not guilty to one count of mayhem and assault in connection with the attack on Stow outside Dodger Stadium after the March 31 Giants game, according to Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Jane Robison.
During the plea entry, the prosecution said the two Rialto men “made admissions” regarding the case, but Robison said she would not comment further about the specific “admissions.”
Grand jury transcripts were also turned over to the defense during the plea entry, she said.
The defense attorneys withdrew motions for a bail review, and Sanchez and Norwood will remain in Los Angeles County Jail on $500,000 bail.
A criminal complaint details injuries Stow suffered during the attack including slits to his nose, ear and lip, along with cuts to his tongue and injury to one of his eyes.
The 42-year-old Santa Cruz father of two worked as a paramedic in Santa Clara County.
Following the attack, Stow was treated for many weeks at a Los Angeles hospital until he was stable enough to be transferred to San Francisco General Hospital, where he has been undergoing treatment since mid-May. In June, Stow’s doctors upgraded his condition from critical to serious.
According to his family’s website, Stow was the most responsive to date on Sunday. The family said he lifted his left leg slightly when asked, raised his left arm, and puckered when his sister asked for a kiss.
Norwood’s attorney, Victor Escobedo from the Los Angeles County Alternate Public Defender’s Office, and Sanchez’s attorney, Gilbert Quinones, could not immediately be reached for comment.
Rachel Purdy, Bay City News