Suspect In Stow Beating Will Remain In Jail

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The man suspected of beating a San Francisco Giants fan into a coma at Dodger Stadium will remain in jail after a hearing with parole officials.

In a hearing Friday morning, a parole board determined that convicted felon Giovanni Ramirez had violated the terms of his parole when he was arrested for the beating of Bryan Stow on March 31.

The closed hearing at the Men’s Central Jail looked at evidence to see whether Ramirez had committed assault with the intent to cause great bodily injury or if he had been found in possession of a gun.

Ramirez’s attorney says the parole panel ordered Ramirez kept in jail, but that decision had nothing to do with the beating allegation.

Police say they’re still looking for a second attacker and a woman who drove their car.

Ramirez’s lawyer says his client was with his 10-year-old daughter the night Bryan Stow, 42, was beaten at Dodger Stadium. His 10-year-old daughter and her mother both gave statements to the LAPD Thursday.

Attorneys for Ramirez are expected to go before a judge Friday afternoon in hopes of obtaining evidence — such as footage from surveillance cameras — they contend could help prove their client was not at Dodger Stadium the day of the beating.

Chief Charlie Beck says Ramirez remains a suspect in Stow’s beating and that charges will soon be filed.

He confirmed Ramirez took a lie detector test, but would not discuss the results.

Stow remains in a coma in San Francisco.

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  • Jack

    Why is it taking so long to file charges? If they are sure they
    Have the right guy. Just makes me curious.

    • Ben

      Charlie Beck and the Los Angeles police are doing a fine job in this hate crime of beating a Giants fan.

    • mister s

      They are taking their time because they have him on a parole violation anyway due to weapon possesion. They have a comfortable window to work with and want to make sure they have all evidence availible and as much of the footwork done as they can before filing charges. Since time is on the LAPD’s side, they’re using it.

  • John Andrews

    I can’t imagine a guy with MS 13 tatooes ever doing anything (sic) wrong…

  • Alice Ramirez

    Unless you are sincere, you need to add some emoticon so that people know you are being sarcastic.

    • mister s

      I think using the name that he did was the joke.

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  • Lapd

    Go LAPD!!!

  • Mike_88

    Didn’t they say the woman driver had her hair dyed red. The suspect’s mom went on the air saying he didn’t do it. Her hair was dyed red. The suspects had a ten year old kid with them. The suspect has a 10 year old kid that wasn’t at school that day.

  • JM

    All I know is one thing. They are taking way too long to charge this guy. He may have criminal history and all but if you ask me–it’s obvious the LAPD jumped the gun. All for some publicity.

    • Karen

      I don’t agree with you JM. What makes YOU an authority anyway?

      I agree with the first posters who say that the LAPD is no hearing because he’s in custody on a parole violation.

      And THIS IS NOT THE ONLY CASE the LAPD is working on. Since this one is in jail, they can work on other cases where they don’t have the luxury of a parole violation.

  • Macklin Z

    Okay here is the game plan. Lets declare Marshall law in Southern Ca for the next mmmmm. five years. The military can clean out all of the garbage. I and many people don’t care how this is achieved. The bottom line is that people that follow the law and society can maybe, just maybe , have a nice stress free life

  • Macklin Z

    Yes I would I would open the door and introduce Mr. A-HOLE to Mr. Shotgun. My guess is these two new buddies won’t be sharing beers.

  • Sara

    Do the crime do the time!! Man up. Only a coward would run and hide….

  • Craig Steven Bowen

    ktla announced he passed lie die detector test reporter Eric Spilman

    • Karen

      This is a lie. BOTH SIDES agreed NOT to release the results. So, KTLA DOES NOT HAVE any information on the results.

      • wt

        I’m not a Jew.
        Get it into your head.

      • wt

        Half of CA is now stalking me in this forum.

        Thanks so much.

  • Shiggity

    I’m tired of seeing this guys bad tattoo work every time I come to KCAL. He should remain in jail just for that.

  • adolfo

    I feel sorry for the daughter to has this piece of trash for a father! What are these women thinking getting involved with guys with no future then having kids with them. This is why society is the way it is, because of idiots like this guy who I am sure had no role model growing up either or any direction because he would not have ended up the way he is if he had. I say lock up all known and admitted gang memebers up for life!

  • adolfo

    This guy has no business being out on the streets. He cannot ever get a good job because of his record, appearance and lack of education. Why do we put up with these thugs running the streets. I am sure he will commit some other crime if he is let go. I am tired of the ACLU protecting rights for individuals who are criminals and bring down society.

    • JM

      With a name of Adolfo, they should lock you up for being illegal.

      • Karen

        I thought Adolfo is Italian. The Italians are not coming here illegally.

        This is the second time I’ve corrected you JM. Maybe you should do some research to check your facts before posting next time.

  • ac

    The night Mr. Stow was assualted…don’t you think some one would have ID this guy by his tattoos on his neck, weird his drawing did not show that as well as his earings.

  • L.A.P.D.

    I hear his boyfriend is a Deputy Sheriff, SERIOUSLY!!

  • Armando Enciso

    it wasnt him he was in nevada killing someone else.

    • Mike Sale

      Wait, his grandma said she can vouch for him that day… Seriously.

  • duh

    Jail: Easy to enter, quite difficult to exit.

    I played in metal bands during the 80’s and 90’s and was CONSTANTLY pulled over and harassed in my car. Whether it was 2:30 PM or AM didn’t matter, my long hair did. Even though music was my thing, not alcohol or drugs, I had to endure being taken out of my car, my arms checked for track marks, etc etc… I finally had enough and cut my hair. I’ve never been pulled over for anything since then, except for a valid violation.

    It was easy to just cut my hair, but these guys with the obvious gang tattoos? How do you ever re-enter the adult world and gain respect with such obvious NEON SIGNS all over your exposed flesh? We all do things as youths to show our rebellion, but we also must at some point grow up and integrate into civilization. I honestly believe these guys, once they hit 15 yrs old, really don’t expect to live past say, 25 yrs old, and therefore are willing to do anything and everything to impress their peer group. Unfortunately, when their peer group hits their 30’s, they need respect and jobs, but the damage is done. A walking advertisement that says AVOID THIS PERSON.


  • Maira Landin

    I absolutely think Mr.Ramirez is innocent of the Mr.Stows case. The first thing that came 2 mind was why if witnesses seen the suspect they did not say the guy had tattos in his neck which will prove that Mr. Ramirez was the agressor there for i really believe Mr.Ramirez is inoccent of this crime he is being blamed for.

    • Jeff

      Of course you think he’s innocent, “Maira”, you’re Mexican. He got the full neck tattoos after the beating in an effort to change his appearance. That’s what prompted his PO to call the police. Maybe if you read a bit more about the case before running your misinformed mouth, you wouldn’t sound like such an idiot.

    • Karen

      Maira – You are definitely in the minority with your very wrong opinion.


      That means he is ALREADY A CRIMINAL.

      Why in the world would you defend a criminal in the first place?

  • Misha

    Wouldn’t the witness description have included the neck tattoos? That would have been the first thing I would have mentioned in describing a perp–more salient than eyebrows or whatever. I can’t believe any witness would have described him without the tats.

  • Bob

    I agree with misha – the neck tattoos are the FIRST detail I would have given to the sketch artist.
    Its funny that the US justice system is “innocent until proven guilty” but in this instance, it’s “guilty until proven innocent”. IN THE EVENT that he is innocent, I hope ALL of the commentators on here who are sure beyond the shadow of a doubt that he is guilty issue apologies. Further, those in LA County better be prepared for possible defamation lawsuits against LAPD and LA county. I hope they have the right guy, buty mistakes are made.

    • Karen

      Maybe the suspect was wearing a turtleneck.

      I heard this was a gang tattoo. Don’t they get all bent out of shape if another gang sees it and they fight?

      Yes, you know I’m right.

      Ramirez didn’t want to get into a gang fight at Dodger Stadium but he’s a punk who punched out a guy from behind. What a wuss.

  • JebBush_BMWLover

    He looks like a Stanford alumnus.

  • Macklin Z

    The solution…. Take this POS out back and shoot him in the back of the head. I really don’t care if he messed up Stow or not. He is a low life POS and simply shooting him is a wise decision. While we are at it harvest his organs. There are decent people out there that could benefit. And before any idiots try to call me somebody whose parents came over on the mayflower or some such nonsense know this: My parents came to this country legally from Mexico in 1965. I love this country. Okay I could say much more, but I’m ranting now….God Bless.

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