Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.


Accused Stow Attackers Ordered to Stand Trial

Before you
Dear reader, we're asking you to help us keep local news available for all. Your tax-deductible financial support keeps our stories free to read, instead of hidden behind paywalls. We believe when reliable local reporting is widely available, the entire community benefits. Thank you for investing in your neighborhood.

The two men accused of brutally beating San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow outside Dodger Stadium in 2011 have been ordered to stand trial following a six-day hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court.

30-year-old Louie Sanchez and 31-year-old Marvin Norwood will be back in court on felony charges of mayhem, assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury and battery with serious bodily injury, according to City News Service.

Norwood is considered the "less culpable" of the two, with Sanchez considered the greater aggressor. However, authorities have said the two men had at least two other victims from that same day; reportedly the Rialto neighbors were targeting Giants fans while in the stands.

Witnesses, including Norwood's fiancee Dorene (who happens to be Sanchez's sister), place the men in the stands near Stow, and identify them as the duo who physically assaulted Stow. Stow, a paramedic, suffered brain damage in the attack. The father of two, according to court documents, is "unable to walk, has loss of motor skills in his arms and hands, is unable to carry on a normal conversation, unable to control his bodily functions and unable to care for himself due to diffuse, severe, traumatic brain injury." He will need daily assistance for the rest of his life.

Support for LAist comes from

The men remain jailed and are due to be arraigned June 22.

Most Read