Ramirez Hearing: Probable Cause for Parole Violation, Not Enough Evidence He Beat Stow
The LAPD have their man, but right now it remains for parole violation. A parole commissioner ruled today that there is probable cause to believe Giovanni Ramirez violated his parole, but there is not enough evidence to charge him with the beating of Giants fan Bryan Stow at Dodger Stadium.
Ramirez appeared as expected today for the hearing, which was set to determine if there was sufficient evidence to further pursue a formal parole hearing, as well as to help determine if there were yet sufficient reason to charge him with the May 31 beating.
The parole commissioner said that by being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, Ramirez could have violated parole, and consequently revoked the 31-year-old gang member's parole, reports L.A. Now. A full hearing was set for June 20th.
Luis Patino, a parole board spokesman, said the commissioner determined “there was probable cause he violated his parole conditions” by being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.
Details about the Stow case were discussed minimally, as is sometimes what happens when a parolee is considered a suspect in another case.
In regards to the other case, Ramirez's legal team said they "would file a motion in Los Angeles Superior Court seeking to preserve a hotel video recorded April 1 that he claims will show his client had hair on his head." They also added that "a palm print left on a car by one of the suspects will prove Ramirez did not commit the crime."
Ramirez's 10-year-old daughter, who has long disputed claims her father attacked Stow, let alone was at Dodger Stadium that evening, "was interviewed by detectives Friday, and attorneys said she provided an alibi for him on the afternoon of the beating."