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Bryan Stow suspects secretly recorded plotting 'good defense'

June 8, 2012 |  1:05 pm

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Bryan Stow case: Jailhouse transcripts The two suspects in the beating of San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow said during a secretly recorded jailhouse conversation that they expected to serve "a lot" of prison time in the attack and needed to devise a good defense.

The jailhouse recording was played during the preliminary hearing on Thursday, but was unintelligible. On Friday, a prosecutor read portions of the transcript from the recording.

In it, suspect Louie Sanchez asks: "How much time do you think we are going to get?"

DOCUMENT: Read the transcripts

"A lot," answered Marvin Norwood.

Both are charged in the brutal opening day 2011 assault at Dodger Stadium that left Stow, a paramedic, severely brain damaged.

Later Norwood says: "I'm gonna fry regardless, bro. They pretty much got it. They got it, bro. Needlessly, we need to come up with a ... good defense."

The transcript was read minutes before Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge George Lomeli ordered them to stand trial, finding a "strong suspicion" they committed the beating.

The transcript was the most incriminating evidence presented during the six-day preliminary hearing, which also began with one of the suspect's own words. On the first day of the hearing, a prosecutor played a tape of Norwood in a phone conversation with his mother.

"Hey, I got arrested for that Dodger Stadium thing," the 31-year-old says. "I was involved .... To a certain extent I was."

He tells her he can't say much over the phone but says Sanchez, 30, is also in custody.

Norwood then apologizes: "Pretty sure I'm going down for it .... I'm sorry."

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-- Harriet Ryan in Los Angeles County Superior Court

Photo: Bryan Stow and his children in a family photo before he was attacked. Credit: Beck Diefenbach / Reuters

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