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Beaten Giants fan shows improvement; mother urges 'cowards' to surrender

Beating victim's family

The mother of a San Francisco Giants fan savagely beaten at Dodger Stadium last month said her son is showing some signs of improvement and urged his attackers to turn themselves in.

"I think they're cowards the way they did that. I would like to see them come forward, give themselves up, but if that's not the case I'll let the police do their job and then bring them to justice," said Ann Stow in an interview with KABC-TV (Channel 7).

Members of Bryan Stow's family continue to be at his bedside daily. His two children, Tyler, 12, and Tabitha, 8, remain in the Santa Cruz area. Ann Stow told the station that her son remains in a coma but that doctors have reduced his sedation medication.

Stow was walking with two friends across the stadium's parking lot when he was attacked from behind after the baseball season's opening game. While still inside the stadium, Stow sent a text message to his wife saying he felt "scared," family members said.

As the two men attacked, they yelled an expletive about the Giants.

One attacker is described as a stocky Latino, 18 to 25 years old, with a shaved head, goatee and mustache. He has a distinct mole on his left cheek and weighs about 170 pounds, according to Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck. The other is described as a taller Latino or white male, about 6 feet, 1 inch and 170 pounds, with hazel eyes and short hair. The two were with a woman with a boy who appeared to be about 10.

A $150,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the assailants. Despite dozens of tips from witnesses, investigators said, they continue to seek a break in the case.

With Stow's assault becoming national news, the LAPD and Dodgers last week beefed up the number of officers patrolling the stadium and parking lot.

Family members told KABC they talk to Stow in the hospital. "The doctors say he probably can't hear what you're saying; it doesn't matter, we still talk to him, play music every time, and just hope that part of him hears us," Erin Collins, Stow's sister, told the station.

LAPD sketch of two men wanted in connection with brutal beating at Dodger's home opener

Tipsters can call L.A. Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477, or text the letters TIPLA plus the tip to CRIMES (274637), or use the website LACrimeStoppers.org.


Giants fan sent text message saying he was 'scared' before the beating 

Family of injured Giants fan asks for civility, help catching suspects in beating

-- Shelby Grad and Richard Winton

Photos: (top) Members of Bryan Stow's family gather outside Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center for a news conference a few days after the attack. From left are his uncle John Devitt; his mother, Ann Stow; and his sisters, Bonnie Stow and Erin Collins. Credit: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

(bottom) A police sketch of the suspects. Credit: Los Angeles Police Department

Comments () | Archives (43)

Get those mo fos. They should not be free and one of their friends, family or neighbors can use $150K and what would they lose? Nothin. Cause these guys are worthless apart from the bounty. Hey McCourt, put another $50K up for the reward - Selig will approve it.

To the Stow family: Words cannot adequately express the grief I personally feel for you and for Bryan. The criminals who perpetrated this act need to come forward and accept responsibility for their despicable actions...Please know that as a lifelong Dodger fan I am disgusted by these cowards and hope they will be brought to justice.
Our prayers are with you and Bryan.

Talking and playing music is a great idea, as many people who have woken from comas have described being able to hear. Hang in there, Stow and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Bryan continues to be in the hearts and prayers of ever Dodger fan for a miracle recovery.

Cowards, that's a nice way to put it. Subhuman sounds better.

About time they caught this scum and bring heavy justice upon them.

As if those two cockroaches would turn themselves in.

This is the first I've heard about the left cheek mole... that should help a little.

The poor mom doesn't realize she is asking the lowest of the low dirtbag wastes of life to turn themselves in. It will never happen. Hopefully they get loose lips and get themselves turned in by a friend who wants the money.

I am in a prayer group and we have been praying for Bryan Stow's recovery.
Dear God, let your will be done, and surround Bryan with your Angels. Amen.

Hang in their Bryan .......................!!!

Tripod - you're on the right track, but please don't classify this species in the same group as "human". They belong in a sub-species of whale excrement, but that again would defame the poor whale. Cowards are probably hiding down south, and waiting to sneak back for another game.

I wish him a speedy recovery.

The following comments were deleted for violating the Terms of Service (http://lat.ms/bO1Tzk):

Posted by: JOSER90744 | April 28, 2011 at 08:20 AM
Posted by: kindlady1 | April 28, 2011 at 08:20 AM
Posted by: Montana Gold- | April 28, 2011 at 08:38 AM

This note is for the woman who was with the two attackers:
Turn them in. Collect the reward money. Buy yourself some flowers for doing the right thing. Give the rest of the reward money to Brian Stow.

> The following comments were deleted for violating the Terms of Service
> (http://lat.ms/bO1Tzk):

> Posted by: JOSER90744 | April 28, 2011 at 08:20 AM
> Posted by: kindlady1 | April 28, 2011 at 08:20 AM
> Posted by: Montana Gold- | April 28, 2011 at 08:38 AM

So the problem with deleting comments and claiming they violate TOS is that it violates one person's subjective interpretation of those TOS. So I read at least one of those comments, and it was rather innocuous. Which means that anything the 'moderators' here on the Times site deem disagreeable is deleted. (Moderators is in parens because there is nothing moderate about censorship. Actually, it's rather totalitarian, the kind of information management implemented by the Red Guard.)

I note the Times routinely deletes user comments that don't jibe with its world view of how nice people should be or what criticism is acceptable. The Web site is screening opinion and content rather than delivering it.

I remember when I attended UCSB at the start of the Gulf War that someone walked around Isla Vista painting "TOOL OF THE STATE" on the Times' racks. Now I understand why they might have felt that way.

What happens when the viewers' posts don't agree with the 'moderators' views on God or abortion? I don't expect this to be posted at all, but at least there is proof now that the Times deletes user comments when it does not approve.

Someone find these idiots and do so street justice on them. Also those idiots that are protecting this scum should get some prison time.

At this point, we're not just looking for two people. We're looking for the lady who was with them, and the probably numerous people who have been hiding them out and protecting them. Aiding and abetting should be just as punishable as the actual perps and I would expect to see a whole bunch of scum go down for this one.

Thank you LA Times for deleting the comments noted. I had read them, and they WERE out of line. I rarely am for deletion of comments on forums/boards, but on this subject, the comments were not in line with showing respect for Brian Stow, his family, or the good Dodger fans who rightly found this crime to be so abhorrent.

Where are those two cockroaches hiding? Where?

What kind of example was set for the 10 year old boy who witnessed this? What is now right or wrong in his mind? May Brian Stow be granted as full a recovery as possible and a happy, healthy life.

J in Pasadena; start your own newspaper already. Until you've done so, blathering on about censorship is pointless. The comments were out of line. Period.

Something like only 40% of all murders in LA are ever solved. Unlikely they'll ever catch these guys. I hate this city.

See the punks? Anyone who cultivates the look both these punks have is a worthless punk.

I'm talkin' to YOU, punks.

Patience, someone is going to turn them in sooner or later. It's almost certain that those scumbags have some associates that want to turn them in and are just biding their time. Whoever that female driver is, one of her friends is gonna do them in.

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