Boy implicated father in Bryan Stow attack, jail transcripts show
The 11-year-old son of one of the suspects in the Bryan Stow beating case told police his father kicked the Giants fan in the neck during a parking lot assault at Dodger Stadium, according to transcripts of a secret jailhouse recording.
The transcripts were released Friday after a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge ordered suspects Marvin Norwood and Louie Sanchez to stand trial in the beating on opening day 2011 that left Stow severely brain damaged.
In a conversation between the two suspects, Norwood tells Sanchez that Sanchez's son, nicknamed "Porky," told police "everything."
"Porky told them that you told him not to say anything," Norwood said.
"Wow, we're done," Sanchez replied.
Sanchez said that when he got home from the game, he "remained real cool" and sat his son down for about two hours, giving him water and gum.
During the same conversation, Norwood said he believes he's "gonna fry."
"They pretty much got it. They got it, bro," he said. "Needlessly, we need to come up with a ... good defense."
The preliminary hearing also included dramatic testimony from witnesses who recalled the chilling moment when Stow's skull hit the pavement.
Joann Cerda, who witnessed the assault from a distance, testified that the attack was unprovoked. She said Stow kept trying to walk away, but the two male Dodger fans "kept throwing hands in the air and making gestures like they wanted to fight."
She said Stow was standing still with his arms at his side when one of the men blindsided him with a punch to the side of the head. She said he seemed to lose consciousness before he even hit the ground.
-- Harriet Ryan at Los Angeles County Superior Court
Photo: Marvin Norwood, right, his attorney Victor Escobedo and co-defendant Louie Sanchez during preliminary proceedings on Friday. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times