CAPITOLA (CBSLA.com) — Bryan Stow, the San Francisco Giants fan severely beaten outside Dodger Stadium after an Opening Day game between the Giants and Dodgers, is speaking clearly about his improvements.
Stow suffered permanent brain damage and almost lost his life when he was beaten in the parking lot after the game.
Louie Sanchez, 31, pleaded guilty to one felony count of mayhem. He was sentenced to eight years in state prison by Judge George Lomeli, but will likely serve only five.
Marvin Norwood, 33, pleaded guilty to felony assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury and was sentenced to four years, which he’d already served while in custody.
Stow spoke with USA Today, and was speaking rather well, explaining the effects of his brain damage, and describing his lack of short-term memory. He says he has no memory of the attack.
“When my parents, and my sisters even, remember (events), I don’t, and it doesn’t seem like I can,” Stow said.
When asked what kinds of things he can’t remember, he responded, “What I did last night, to how I was yesterday, to what I did an hour ago.”
Stow endured a long, trialing road to recovery, and the Stow family sued former Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and the Dodgers LLC for lifetime medical bills that were be projected to be approximately $38 million, claiming McCourt was negligent for providing insufficient security during the team’s 2011 home opener.
The Los Angeles Superior Court jury exonerated McCourt of any culpability in the attack, but after nine days of deliberations, jurors awarded approximately $18 million in damages.
Stow’s family says he will require 24/7 care for the rest of his life.