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'Prime Suspect' in Stow Beating Could Be Cleared, Says LAPD Chief

Giovanni Ramirez (AP Photo)
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Giovanni Ramirez, the 31-year-old "prime suspect" in the brutal beating of San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow in the Dodger Stadium parking lot, may not be the right guy after all. Today, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said that Ramirez could ultimately be cleared, reports KFI News.Beck spoke very carefully about the current status of Ramirez, a gang member who has long asserted he is not the man responsible for beating Stow on opening day. "We go where the case takes us, and we will follow every lead, we will interview every involved person until we come to a conclusion that is defensible in court," Beck explained to the press today.

There have been no charges filed against Ramirez to date in the case, though he has been ordered to remain in jail on a parole violation for possession of a firearm.