Friend’s Testimony: Bryan Stow Consumed Between 7 To 9 Beers By Time Of Beating
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow, who was attacked outside Dodger Stadium following the Opening Day 2011 game, may have consumed between seven to nine beers by the time of the attack, according to a testimony Tuesday from a friend who was there.
Stow was beaten within an inch of his life as part of a confrontation with a pair of Dodger fans in the parking lot after the game, and has filed a lawsuit against former Dodgers owner Frank McCourt.
Corey Maciel, who was with Stow during and after the game, was asked by Dana Fox, attorney for McCourt, if Stow was affected by alcohol after the game.
“Yes,” was all Maciel could respond with.
Tom Girardi, Stow’s attorney, maintains that the issue is the alleged lack of security that had taken place at Dodger Stadium on the night of the attack, rather than the drinking of Stow and his friends.
“There’s not one word in this record that Bryan, or anybody else, was being obnoxious to anybody,” Girardi said. “So if you don’t have anything else to play, you’ve got to play something.”
Stow, who has not attended the trial since the initial jury selection, suffers from brain damage as a result of the beating, and is said to require 24-hour care for the rest of his life.
Maciel says he was 30 feet away from Stow at the time of the attack.
“Bryan’s head hit the asphalt,” Maciel testified. “It made a sickening sound.”
Maciel went on to say that, while he was not drunk after the game, he had a “buzz” going due to the beer.
The jury was able to hear the 9-1-1 call, made by Maciel, after the attack.
“He’s unconscious, he’s got slowing respiration at the moment. (He’s) bleeding out of his left ear. No response to painful stimuli. We need an ambulance right now.”
Louie Sanchez, 31, pleaded guilty to one felony count of mayhem, while Marvin Norwood, 32, pleaded guilty to assault.
Sanchez was sentenced to eight years in prison, while Norwood was sentenced to four years.