Girlfriend of Dodger Stadium beating suspect arrested in Las Vegas
Police have been looking for a woman who was seen driving the getaway car after the beating. Investigators have not linked the woman in custody to the assault.
Stow, who was in a coma for weeks, is undergoing rehabilitation in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ramirez, 31, is behind bars on a parole violation. The issue keeping Ramirez in custody is the discovery of a gun in a laundry basket at the residence where he was staying.
The LAPD has yet to present a formal case against Ramirez, who was arrested on the same day that the search warrent was served. Police Chief Charlie Beck has said the department, at present, would rely "hugely" on eyewitness identifications that would be challenged in court.
Chris Smith, one of Ramirez's attorneys, has said he would appeal the decision to jail Ramirez to the state Board of Parole Hearings. He said authorities failed to show that his client knew there was a gun in the residence.
-- Andrew Blankstein
Top photo: Bryan Stow with his children. Credit: Stow family
Bottom photo: Denise Piccione. Credit: KTLA-TV