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Did Accused Bryan Stow Attackers Admit to Everything On Jail Cell Recording?
Some of the best evidence against the two men who will be standing trial in the Bryan Stow attack might have come from the mouths of the men themselves.
Louie Sanchez, 30, and Marvin Norwood, 31, are facing felony charges in the beating of Stow at Dodger Stadium opening day over a year ago. They are accused of mayhem, assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury and battery with serious bodily injury. The accused men were recorded in a jail cell talking to each other about—of all things—their legal defense.
The pair were arrested in July and a transcript of the jail cell conversation was made public yesterday. The pair were recorded talking about what sort of evidence the detectives had against them and coming up with a
brilliant legal defense, according to the Los Angeles Times. One of them told the other that the police "know everything, bro." The other responded: "Wow, we're done."
Norwood told Sanchez that police had pictures of the pair at the game and that detectives had interviewed his 10-year-old son to which Sanchez responded: "Porky talked? What did he say?" Norwood told Sanchez that his son had told police "everything." Sanchez called his son "stupid."
The two men proceeded to try to get their story straight. Sanchez said he wanted to tell his lawyer that a "gang" of "big white dudes" was harassing Porky and Doreen, Sanchez's sister and Norwood's fiancee. Sanchez said: "This is the story.... There was six or seven ... of them. They were all bigger than me." He then proceeded to talk about how he beat a man who went unnamed: "I socked him ... jumped him and started beating him."
The men remain jailed and are due to be arraigned June 22.