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Dodger Stadium beating suspects bragged to co-workers, police say

July 25, 2011 |  8:49 am


The two new suspects accused in the Dodger Stadium beating of Bryan Stow bragged to co-workers after the attack, police sources said.

Police said they were able to identify the men from Rialto -- Louie Sanchez, 29, and Marvin Norwood, 30 -- based in part on their unruly behavior at the March 31 game and after they bragged to co-workers about their fights. The men were charged with assault and mayhem Friday afternoon and were being held on $500,000 bail. They are scheduled for arraignment Monday morning.

The police sources said they have cellphones and photos that place the men at the game. In addition, the men were implicated by Dorene Sanchez, Norwood's wife or long-term partner and Louie Sanchez's sister, the sources said. Dorene Sanchez was arrested as an accessory to the crime, but has not been charged. She appeared before the grand jury on Friday.

Stow, a San Francisco Giants fan and 42-year-old paramedic, was left with brain damage after the violence at Dodger Stadium. Court papers filed by the Los Angeles County district attorney's office include graphic details about the attack, alleging that Norwood and Sanchez "did cut and disable the tongue, and put out an eye and slit the nose, ear and lip" of Stow, according to district attorney's spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons, who read from the complaint.

In addition, the complaint states that the injuries from the assault "caused Bryan Stow to become comatose due to brain injury and to suffer paralysis."

Police have exonerated Giovanni Ramirez, the initial suspect in the case.


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Photo: Dodger Stadium beating suspects Louie Sanchez and Marvin Norwood. Credit: KTLA-TV Channel 5