LAPD, DA Officially Name Suspects In Stow Beating Case
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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The Los Angeles Police Department and LA District Attorney have named the two male suspects arrested in connection with the Bryan Stow beating case.
At a press conference Friday, LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said previous suspect Giovanni Ramirez “has been exonerated.”
Meanwhile, the Mayor and Chief Charlie Beck named the two suspects who have now been arrested.
Those men reportedly have implicated themselves in the crime, according to sources.
Louis Sanchez, 29 (dob 5/16/1982) and Marvin Norwood, 30 (dob 10/1/1980) both of Rialto, are scheduled to be arraigned Monday in downtown Los Angeles in section 30 of the Superior Court.
The DA’s office said the men were formally charged with mayhem, assault and battery causing serious bodily injury.
“The Los Angeles Police Department never gave up on this case,” said District Attorney Steve Cooley in a prepared statement. “The experienced prosecutors assigned to the case will present the evidence in the courtroom, where ultimate decisions will be made.”
Dave Lopez, reporting for CBS2 and KCAL9, said police also have phone records that place the men at Dodgers Stadium as well as “physical evidence” tying them to the crime.
Sanchez and Norwood were both reportedly arrested Thursday at their San Bernardino homes.
They are both being held on $500,000 bail each, according to the DA’s office.
For the first time reports Serene Branson for CBS2 and KCAL9, prosecutors revealed the extent of Stow’s injuries in a criminal complaint.
The complaint alleged that the suspects willfully and intentionally caused bodily injury to Stow including cutting and disabling his tongue, putting out one of his eyes and slitting his nose, ear and lip.
A woman who was taken into custody with the two men, identified as Dorene Sanchez, was not charged. The LA Times says she is Louie Sanchez’s sister and Norwood’s fiance.
Stow remains hospitalized in the Bay Area. Doctors are still not sure if he will make a full recovery.