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Stow Beating Suspect in Court Today. For a Parole Hearing.

Giovanni Ramirez (AP Photo)
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The prime suspect in the Bryan Stow beating case, Giovanni Ramirez, is expected to make an appearance in court today, but not directly for the Stow case. Ramirez, who remain is Los Angeles Police Department custody, is due to show up briefly today for a parole hearing.The prosecution is planning to ask the judge to order Ramirez remain in custody to face a full hearing for his parole violation, reports CBS2. He is accused of providing his parole officer with a false home address.

Ramirez has not yet been charged with the beating of Bryan Stow. His legal team asserts the 31-year-old gang member was not at Dodger Stadium on March 31, but rather was with a visiting girlfriend and his 10-year-old daughter. Ramirez's attorneys are looking to obtain surveillance footage from cameras positioned in East Hollywood to show that their client was not at Dodger Stadium. In fact, Ramirez says he has never been to Dodger Stadium, ever.

The LAPD put Ramirez in a lineup, and also administered two polygraph tests, but will not release details of their results. "Chief Charlie Beck says Ramirez remains a suspect in Stow’s beating and that charges will soon be filed."