Stow beating: Driver didn’t know of attack, prosecutors say
The woman who drove the getaway car for suspects in the Bryan Stow beating will not be charged because she apparently did not witness the beating and did not know about the attack at the time, according to court documents.
Dorene Sanchez, the sister of suspect Louie Sanchez and the girlfriend of suspect Marvin Norwood, drove the men from the stadium after they allegedly beat Stow at Dodger Stadium. But prosecutors said there was insufficient evidence to charge her. She has testified before the grand jury.
Sanchez was arrested on suspicion of being an accessory to the crime. But according to a charging evaluation worksheet completed by prosecutors, she did not know she was harboring, concealing or aiding the suspects.
"There is no admissible evidence to establish that Ms. Sanchez had knowledge of the felony offense," the document states.
Prosecutors say that she went to the car but that the suspects left the immediate area, moving several hundred feet away.
"It is unclear that Ms. Sanchez could witness the assault in the parking lot," the document states.
When the men returned to the car, they got into the back seat and told Dorene Sanchez to drive.
Sources said that she later learned the men were involved in the crime. Prosecutors declined to say why they did not charge her based on her later knowledge of the attack.
-- Richard Winton