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Dodgers beating suspect's daughter: My father is innocent

June 4, 2011 |  9:20 am


The daughter of a man accused of beating Giants fan Bryan Stow faced reporters Friday night, insisting her father was at home at the time of the attack.

"It think it's not my dad, and I pretty much know it's not him," the girl told reporters at a press conference. "I am sad because he's in jail."

Though Giovanni Ramirez, 31, was arrested nearly two weeks ago, L.A. County prosecutors have yet to charge him in connection with the beating. Prosecutors asked police to gather more evidence in the case, and LAPD officials said they hope to present the case again soon.

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck on Thursday said detectives strongly believe Ramirez beat Stow and have enough evidence to prove it. Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Beck said detectives plan to re-file the case to prosecutors "in the near future."

"My job is not to prepare a case for the media," he said. "My job is to prepare a case in court."

Ramirez was the subject of a lineup and lie-detector tests, but the results have not been released.

In the motion, attorney Anthony Brooklier says that Ramirez and his girlfriend stayed at a Comfort Inn on Vermont Avenue near the 101 Freeway on April 1 — the day after the beating. Brooklier says video from the hotel and from a nearby gas station could show that Ramirez had a noticeable head of hair. The suspect in Stow's beating was described by witnesses and in police sketches as being bald.


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Photo: Chief Charlie Beck in front of wanted billboard in Stow case. Credit: L.A. Times