Norwood, Sanchez Plead Not Guilty In Stow Attack

LOS ANGELES (CBS) —The two men suspected of brutally beating San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow at Dodger Stadium on March 31 pleaded not guilty to criminal charges Wednesday morning.

Louie Sanchez, 29, and Marvin Norwood, 30, both of Rialto, pleaded not guilty to mayhem, assault, battery and other counts in the opening day attack.

The judge ordered the two men be held on $500,000 bail each, pending a motions hearing on Sept. 30.

Cameras were not allowed in the arraignment Wednesday.

In court, prosecutors said that while only one witness was able to identify Sanchez in a lineup, the case will move forward based on statements overheard between the two suspects.  Prosecutors are also relying on grand jury testimony from Dorene Sanchez, Louie Sanchez’s sister and the getaway driver, about Norwood and her brother’s involvement in the beating.

“I don’t know what she said. For all I know, she said her brother was in Tahiti. I don’t know,” said Gibert Quinones, Sanchez’s defense attorney.

The LAPD has portrayed Louie Sanchez as instigating the assault on Stow at the end of a rampage, where the men allegedly lashed out at other Giants fans.

Meanwhile, Stow remains hospitalized in Northern California, where he’s being treated for devastating brain injuries.

At a fundraiser Tuesday night in Santa Monica, Stow’s family says he stunned them with his first show of emotion.

Stow gave his sister a kiss before she left, but his other sister is hoping she’ll get the same response when she returns home.

“He’s not gonna believe all this. He’s like a rockstar. I’m like, ‘Wake up, bud!” Stow’s mother said.

  • igor doublebubblevich

    Norwood is 6ft4 250 pounds beating on a man 12 years older half his size plus having thug sanchez helping him, pathetic punk!

    • kerkes

      Norwood is 250 lbs while the police sketch shows a guy nearly 100 lbs lighter. Neither police sketch matches up to either of these guys. Before you’re talking about how these guys beat someone up, maybe you’d better learn more about the case to find whether there’s a possibility these guys weren’t even involved. Cops don’t have any evidence, no video, no photos, no nothing except a shot that shows they were at the game along with many thousands of others. Try looking up evidence on Sanchez Norwood – see what you find

      • BP

        No evidence? Well except for those other pesky bistanders that were asaulted by them as well, forgot about them huh?

        Throw away the key on these bast@rds!

      • east coast

        They are guilty, too many witnesses, the dirty sanchez and the other fat slob should be layer down on cold pavement and kicked repeatedly in the head with steel toed boots until they are knocked out.. THEN.. they should DIE a horrible death with their other friends watching like they did at the game. Oh and every bit of money their family has, should go to this mans family..

  • DAX

    Lowlife Punks, and the Mother is in Total Denial.

  • Mr.Wilson

    Throw the book at them, and put them behind bars and throw away the keys. Both of these criminal violent thugs shouldn’t be walking the streets of Los Angeles. Cowards as they beat Stow from behind, just hope they get the same treatment in prison.

    A speedy recovery for Mr. Stow and his family

    • Tomv1

      They will also get “hit from behind” if you know what I mean when they go to prison.

      • alfonso guerrero

        how do you know that Tomv..

        i bet you never been to prison….. think

    • alfonso guerrero

      I dont think they will get the same treatment in prison, as a matter of fact, they will be praised by inmates. since they are gang members, they will be protected by there own peers.. so keep on hoping Mr. Wilson..

      no disrespect Mr.Wilson… just telling the simple truth

      • kerkes

        are you all aware of how much you sound like uneducated fools? these two men aren’t gang members, nor have had any gang affiliation – in fact they’ve never had any long rap sheet of street violence at all, unless you consider a dui nearly a decade ago to be street violence. and it’s not outlandish to think at least one of you has had one of those. btw, just so you’re aware, one of these men is white. does that help support your gang theory. their neighbors describe them as a quiet family that plays baseball with their son in front of the house. It might be nice if you were aware before making uneducated statements. the police have no evidence, just like they didn’t with the first guy they insisted was the criminal. he’s been acquitted. that just may be the case twice:

      • Mr. Rogers

        You probably look like those two gang thugs and sticking up for the two born criminals with long rap sheets, I wonder if your rap sheet is as long ? hmmm
        Even if stow said something to provoke the two idiots, it doesn’t justify the brutal beating both idiots inflicted on to stow and from behind mind you, just like the cowards did…

      • alfonso guerrero

        listen Mr.Rodgers
        I dont agree with the beating and theres no excuse to what these two did. But not everyone thinks like you do.

  • "republican empire falls"

    these walking shlt-bags!!! rot!!!

  • the punisher

    buncha thugs….water torture + electroshock for this mofos.

  • alfonso guerrero

    hey. thats just life in los angeles… they put the blame on these two in the picture. but nobody gets a beating for nothing.. i could bet that bryan stow said something he shouldnt of said, and thats what caused for him to get what he got…. i dont agree with the beating, but just talking the simple truth. theres always two sides to the story, so before you bunch of farmers from up north critisize, know the facts
    from a dodger fan ……..from down south

  • Vince Scully

    motion hearing Sept 30th – another 60 days to sit in LA county Jail, eat peanut butter sandwiches, Artificial cool-aid with the rats running in & out of the prison bars….Those 60 days will feel like 60 years, but better get used to it, cuz
    you’ll be in prison for at least 10 years, while good LA Dodger fans will be enjoying the Dodgers Ball games eating hotdogs & Beer and forgotten all about
    Norwood, Sanchez ….

  • satnot

    It’s funny how the names of Stow’s supposedly yellow back friends that left him behind to get beat never came out. Also if Stow was accompany by these friends (4 I think) how did he end up all alone talking trash with this to idiots? Just a thought.

    • Benson

      Thinking is Not good for Mexicans.

      • Benson

        And those names did come out.
        You are just too Stupid a Mexican.

      • kerkes

        you guys are arguing about Mexicans while Sanchez is Mexican but Norwood is white

      • satnot

        @Benson. Whats wrong did I say something that hurt you? Now were you one of those yellow back friends? Why are you so mad at Mexicans? Did one take your job, wife………? Yes I am Mexican/American and I bet with your comment your white! But you know I will not say anything against whites cause I have lots of good white friends and would not generalize on a race cause of your stupid comments. I treat people as they carry themselves and that go’s for any race. So with that said I’ll treat you “sahsfhsghd;foghogdhg;g” I cant post those words to harsh!

  • John Cendez

    Enough, hang them, harvest their organs for people needing them, bury them, forget them.

    • Lee

      Mexican organs???
      Are the recipients going to be Stupid then? That’s a high price to pay.To live the life of a Stupid Mexican.How frightful.

      • alfonso guerrero

        hey, chineese checkered eyeball…. we were here first,, you guys need to learn how to drive before you say anything,,


    Hey. stow got a beating for opening his mouth to the wrong people.. lifes a ****..

    • rj

      Are you Louie Sanchez’s gf? Why are you sitting there in all your comments defending these two idiots and making it look like what they did was right? Do they lick your ah*le clean everynight?

  • Joe

    The Fullerton police department will give them jobs when they get out.

  • Grace

    This is a tragedy and it’s disgusting to read such thoughtless bickering. Let’s take the focus back to how wrong this whole situation became. Yes tension runs high at sports games especially amongst rival fans but no amount of words should escalate to violence against each-other. If these two were involved I hope justice dishes out what they deserve. And for those of you making racist comments….. All I can say is I feel sorry for you. Grow up and be better humans.

  • white but not white trash

    usually a bunch of white trash hillbilly “any other race hatin fools” decide to make a well known statement of stupidity. Two idiots regardless the race beat up and almost killed another man, period. Ttwo HUMAN beings beat up another human being, Two red bleeders beat up another red bleeder…dammit, should i go on??

  • Stahl

    That dirty jew got beat for talking jew shiet.Good Good.

  • Jerry

    Violence and justifying violence (as is done here) is going to happen when ever there is a very low mentality involved. Beating some one up over a baseball game happen when your twelve or thirteen. How does Ron White put it? “You can’t fix stupid”.

  • hearing aid batteries

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