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Bryan Stow: The Dodger Stadium beating one year later

March 31, 2012 |  9:38 am


A year ago, San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow was savagely beaten in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium on opening day, a case that shocked the city and led to more security at the stadium.

Talk back LAThe two suspects in the beating are awaiting trial. Meanwhile, the Stow family has filed a lawsuit and is seeking $50 million from the Dodgers, which owner Frank McCourt this week sold to an investment group that included Magic Johnson. And a man who was mistakenly arrested in the beating says he's angry at the Los Angeles Police Department for the error.

Last month, Stow, who was a Santa Cruz paramedic, was transferred out of the hospital and into a therapy facility.

"He can't get out of bed alone," Tom Girardi, his attorney, said in a recent interview with USA Today. "He can, if asked, 'Say hi to your mom,' he will then say in halting syllables, 'Hi, Mom.' He's very badly hurt.... Our doctors, and I kind of hate to say this, but they don't think there's going to be a lot of material improvement. There has been some, because he's a spunky fighter. … But the situation is very serious."

Stow, 43, suffered traumatic brain injury after being beaten in the Dodger Stadium parking lot.

He still needs help dressing, making meals and even moving from his chair, according to the post, and the family reported that Stow could not remember a surprise birthday party his family threw for him just a day after it occurred.

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Photo: Bryan Stow, the Giants fan who was beaten at Dodger Stadium, is wheeled out of L.A. County-USC Medical Center. Credit: Al Seib/Los Angeles Times