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Beaten Giants fan suffers seizures, back in medically induced coma

April 18, 2011 |  6:55 am

The San Francisco Giants fan severely beaten at the Dodgers' home opener suffered a seizure over the weekend, prompting doctors to put him back into a medically induced coma.

Bryan Stow, a Santa Clara paramedic, suffered a severely fractured skull and damage to the frontal lobe of his brain in the attack. The left side of his skull has been removed to allow his swollen brain to decompress.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel reported Stow's health setback, saying he remains in critical condition.

Minutes before the beating, Stow texted a relative to say that he feared for his safety, his cousin said. In the text message, he said he was "scared inside the stadium," his cousin, John Stow, said, adding: "He doesn't use that term loosely."

Los Angeles Police Department detectives say they believe that as many as 100 people may have witnessed the attack, which occurred about 8:30 p.m. March 31 in Parking Lot 2 at Dodger Stadium.


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Photo: Bryan Stow with his children. Credit: Stow family