Justice May Finally Be Coming for Bryan Stow

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bill-swift - June 13, 2012

It was more than a year ago that paramedic Bryan Stow thought he'd travel down to the City of Angels to watch his team, the San Francisco Giants, play on Opening Day for the 2011 MLB Season against their hated rival, the Los Angeles Dodgers. If recent developments are any indication, it appears that Stow, a father of two, may finally get some justice for the beating that nearly took his life, and definitely changed it forever.

At the conclusion of the game Stow was beaten by a pair of individuals in the parking lot of Dodgers Stadium so bad that he spent weeks in a hospital in Los Angeles because his condition was too delicate to risk moving him closer to home. The beating was severe enough to cause brain damage.

While he has made some progress in the months since the accident it is safe to say that he will require some level of assistance for the rest of his life.

For weeks the authorities had virtually no leads in a case that quickly drew national attention. In time the police investigation led to the arrest of Louie Sanchez and Marvin Norwood who as of last week will be going to trial soon on charges of mayhem, assault, and battery.

The icing on the cake that led to the trial was a taped conversation between the two while they were in jail. In the conversation Sanchez admits to starting the fight and apologizes to Norwood for dragging him into it.

According to witnesses, Stow was knocked out by a punch from behind and hit the ground head first. The assailants continued to beat on him even though he was clearly unconscious.

Dorene Sanchez, the sister of one of the assailants, is testifying for the prosecution (for immunity). She is the driver of the car that Sanchez and Norwood got away in. She says that she never saw the fight, but did see blood on the two when they got in the car. Although she can't say that the two were in the fight, she is able to place the two at the scene.

Life will never be the same for Bryan Stow, but at least it appears that the duo allegedly responsible could pay for it.

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