Posted: Jul 25, 2011 2:20 AM by Kate Richards
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two Southern California men charged with severely beating a San Francisco Giants fan face a judge for the first time Monday.
District attorney's spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons says 29-year-old Louie Sanchez and 30-year-old Marvin Norwood will be arraigned on one count each of mayhem, assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury and battery with serious bodily injury.
The men are accused of beating 42-year-old paramedic Bryan Stow after all attended the opening day game between the Giants and Dodgers on March 31 at Dodger Stadium.
Sanchez and Norwood were arrested Thursday. Previous beating suspect Giovanni Ramirez was exonerated.
The criminal complaint says the beating caused Stowe " to become comatose due to brain injury and to suffer paralysis." The mayhem count alleges that they cut and disfigured his face.