On Thursday, the LAPD arrested Marvin Norwood and Louie Sanchez, as the main suspects in the beating of San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow at Dodgers Stadium on Opening Day.
The two men are being charged with one count each of mayhem, assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury, and battery with serious bodily injury, all of which are considered felonies. They currently remain in prison with a bail set at $500,000 each.
Along with the two new suspects, a third possible suspect, Dorene Sanchez, believed to be the sister of Louie Sanchez, was arrested on suspicion of being an accessory to the aftermath of the attack. She has since been released, but Police Chief Charlie Beck indicated that charges were still pending.
This news comes nearly two months after the highly publicized arrest of Giovanni Ramirez, who was originally considered to be the “primary aggressor” of the brutal attack, but has now been exonerated and dismissed as a suspect by the LAPD.
Although the details surrounding the latest arrests have not yet been released, an anonymous law enforcement official close to the case has stated that the police have no forensic evidence against the new suspects, but that they had made incriminating statements. And we won’t know for sure what that means until Monday’s press conference, where Beck will address the public and provide more details.
For those of you that are unfamiliar with this case, Bryan Stow suffered brain damage during the unprompted assault and has been in a coma ever since. His was believed to be attacked by two Dodgers fans He experienced a setback in his recovery earlier this week when he underwent emergency brain surgery Monday after suffering a 30-second seizure. A hospital spokesman said Wednesday that Stow remains in serious condition.