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Two Men Plead Not Guilty in Giants Fan Beating

| August 10, 2011
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The two men charged with beating Bryan Stow outside of a Los Angeles Dodgers game in March pleaded not guilty to criminal charges this morning. The SF Chronicle reports:

Defendants Louie Sanchez, 28, and Marvin Norwood, 30, are charged with mayhem, assault and battery in the March 31 beating of Bryan Stow, a Santa Cruz paramedic who suffered severe brain injuries and remains hospitalized.

During arguments on a motion to allow cameras in court, prosecutor Frank Santoro did not object, saying the case was not based on witness identifications but on admissions by both men. He said 20 witnesses had been asked to identify the men, but only one person was able to positively identify Sanchez and no one could identify Norwood.

“The case is based on admissions from both of them,” Santoro said.

The camera motion was denied after the defense objected.

Updates on Bryan Stow’s condition are here.

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Rachel Dornhelm got her start in radio at WHYY. After anthropology graduate school, Rachel lived in Uzbekistan working with youth near the drying Aral Sea. Rachel returned to radio full-time in 2001. Her work has appeared on WNYC, WBUR, Marketplace, NPR news magazines and KQED. Reach Rachel Dornhelm at rdornhelm@kqed.org.

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