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Bryan Stow's Kids Face Father's Day With Their Dad Still in a Coma

This undated image provided Tuesday April 5, 2011 by John Stow shows Bryan Stow holding his 12-year-old son and 8-year-old daughter (AP Photo/John Stow)
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Bryan Stow, the San Francisco Giants fan brutally beaten by Los Angeles Dodgers fans in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium on opening day, remains hospitalized and in a coma. This weekend, his two children are facing a sad Father's Day, and are speaking to the press for the first time.

Local station KCBS-2 spoke with Tyler, 12, and Tabitha, 8, who have been able to see their dad just a couple of times since the March 31 incident. Son Tyler says his dad is "pretty special," and that up until the beating incident he "spent a lot of time with [Stow] so it’s like completely different not going with him every weekend or every Thursday.”

So far, the Los Angeles Police Department have been working to firmly pin suspects to the case. They have made one arrest, that of Giovanni Ramirez, who maintains he not only wasn't at the stadium that day, but also has never been to the stadium. Ramirez is being held on a parole violation, for which he is scheduled to have a hearing on Monday; he has yet to be charged for any involvement in Stow's beating.