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Giovanni Ramirez, Wrong Suspect in Bryan Stow Beating, Released from Prison
Giovanni Ramirez hasn't been considered a suspect in the Bryan Stow beating case since two other men were arrested in July of last year, but it wasn't until this past weekend that he was released from jail, reports ABC News. Ramirez, 31, was arrested in May of last year in connection with the assault on Stow at the Dodgers 2011 opening game, but maintained his innocence. During hearings, he was found to be in violation of his parole -- an entirely separate issue than the Stow beating -- for being in possession of a firearm when officers searched his house.
Once Louie Sanchez, 29, and Marvin Norwood, 30, were taken into custody in connection with the assault on Stow, Ramirez wasn't considered a suspect anymore, but wound up serving ten months in jail for the parole violation.
Ramirez' attorneys at one point said that the parole board who sentenced Ramirez "capitulated to the political and public pressure surrounding the Dodger Stadium beating."
After his exoneration, Ramirez released a statement saying, "More than anything I'm upset. Not for myself but for the grief and embarrassment that my friends, family and loved ones have been put through."
Bryan Stow, meanwhile, continues to work towards recovery in a rehab center in the San Francisco area.
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