LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A parolee, who police first suspected in the beating of San Francisco Giants’ fan Bryan Stow, will remain in state prison.
A judge denied Giovanni Ramirez’s request for an early release. In June, a parole board sentenced Ramirez to ten months in prison after determining that he had violated his parole by having “access to a firearm.”
The gun was found buried underneath some clothes in a hamper of the apartment where Ramirez was arrested on May 22.
Ramirez’s attorney, Jose Romero, filed a petition to overturn the board’s decision. He says he is disappointed with the judge’s decision.
“Some how, some way Giovanni Ramirez became the individual who allegedly had access to that firearm which I think is completely ridiculous and unfounded,” Romero told CBS2.
According to sources, undercover surveillance also found other parole violations, including possible drug dealing.
Romero plans to appeal the judge’s decision.
Ramirez was never charged in the Stow beating and was eventually exonerated in the case.