Stow Beating Suspects Blame Each Other, May Have Other Victims
Sanchez's sister, Dorene, who is also Norwood's girlfriend, is "apparently cooperating with prosecutors," and "testified before a Los Angeles County grand jury on Friday," reports CBS2. It is thought Ms. Sanchez drove the getaway car from the scene of the beating in the Dodger Stadium parking lot. Also in the vehicle was a 10-year-old boy, who is thought to be Ms. Sanchez's son.
All three are confirmed as being at Dodger Stadium for the March 31 home opener game. Authorities believe the two men have at least two other victims from that same day; reportedly the Rialto neighbors were targeting Giants fans while in the stands.
Among the hundreds of tips the Los Angeles Police Department sorted through in their long-running investigation were those about two very unruly men who were in attendance for the game. L.A. Now explains:
The pair were so unruly that people sitting nearby in the stands behind third base later reported the men to police. As the game wound down, the men allegedly grew more hostile. Sanchez allegedly threw soda at a female Giants fan inside the stadium and pushed another fan as they walked out to the parking lot.
Sanchez and Norwood are being held on $500,000 bail. A bail hearing for Sanchez has been set for August 1, and arraignment scheduled for August 10. Sanchez's attorney has said he knows his client was at the game, but does not believe it is in his character to have committed the crimes for which he is charged. Some reports indicate the men are blaming each other for the crimes.
Though LAPD Chief Charlie Beck assured the public and the media on Friday they would have more information available on Monday, the Department has not revealed much about the suspects. A press conference scheduled for Monday afternoon during which the LAPD intended to release the suspects' booking photos was canceled at the urging of the District Attorney's office. Beck had asked the media to not publish images of Sanchez and Norwood, however several news outlets have disregarded his plea.