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Gruesome Details of Stow Beating Revealed: Attackers Cut Tongue, Gouged Eye, Slit Facial Parts

This May 16, 2011 file photo shows San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow being transported to San Francisco General Hospital from Los Angeles (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
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Following Friday's public announcement about the arrests of and charges against two male suspects in the Bryan Stow beating, details about the incident are coming to light for the first time, painting a very gruesome picture of an ugly and near-deadly confrontation.

Louie Sanchez and Marvin Norwood are accused in the attack that took place in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium. According to the District Attorney's office, their case alleges the two attackers "did cut and disable the tongue, and put out an eye and slit the nose, ear and lip" of San Francisco Giants fan Stow, reports L.A. Now.

As outlined briefly by Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck on Friday, the duo face numerous felony charges for mayhem, battery, and assault.

A third person, Sanchez's sister and Norwood's girlfriend, Dorene Sanchez, was arrested on Thursday along with the two men, however she was able to make bail that day, and charges against her remain, per Beck, pending.

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As the LAPD's case against the now-exonerated and onetime "prime suspect" Giovanni Ramirez failed to materialize, detectives pursued hundreds of other leads. L.A. Now cites an anonymous law enforcement source who offered the following break down of how the LAPD came to finger Sanchez and Norwood:

The detectives noticed that several people who had been sitting in the same section of Dodger Stadium during the opening day game had reported seeing a pair of very aggressive, belligerent "jerks" seated nearby, the law enforcement official said. From interviews with the people, detectives were able to narrow down the area and then pulled together a list of possible suspects from ticket sales records. Norwood and Sanchez jumped out as prime suspects.

Beck assured the media and the public on Friday that more information about the attackers would be available this week, however he cautioned that publishing their photos could jeopardize the case against the accused men.