Thursday, February 20, 2014

Two plead guilty to 2011 attack of Bryan Stow outside Dodger Stadium

Marvin Norwood

Nearly three years after the incident took place, the two Dodgers fans responsible for the brutal beating of Giants fan Bryan Stow have plead guilty.


Defendant Marvin Norwood pleaded guilty to one count of assault likely to produce great bodily injury. Co-defendant Louie Sanchez, saying he kicked and punched Stow, pleaded guilty to one count of mayhem that disabled and disfigured the victim. Both were to be sentenced after a judge heard victim impact statements.

Norwood was sentenced to four years behind bars while Sanchez was sentenced to eight. In my opinion, neither is enough to serve justice for the damage they caused Stow and his family.


Sanchez pleaded guilty to felony mayhem for hitting Stow, a 45-year-old paramedic and father of two from Santa Cruz, with a sucker-punch that caused him to fall back unconscious, slam his head on the pavement and suffer a near-fatal brain injury. He was sentenced to eight years in prison.

Norwood got four years in prison for felony assault. Other charges were dropped in the plea deal.
Stow remains severely disabled and requires around-the-clock medical attention and constant medication as result of the attack.

The incident took place in a parking lot outside Dodger Stadium following Opening Day in 2011.


  1. I kinda hate the way they portray Brian Stow, a 45 yr old father of two, the guy was a D-Bag, He had two domestic abuse charges against his ex wife stemming from alcohol abuse, she left him and took the kids ( Thats why no one has seen or heard from her) He goes to a Dodger game in full Giants gear gets drunk and shoots his mouth off because he was with 5 other big guys that consisted of coworkers and friends, You notice no one stepped in to help Stow when they were beating him, because even his friends felt he deserved it after talk a ton of mess in the stadium as well as from his seat to the parking lot, ( there are videos on you tube of Stow shouting down a Dodger fan that looks to be 70yrs old the day he was beat)
    Where is his responsibility in all of this, my old granfather use to say..." dont start none...wont be none".
    and BTW there are NO rules in street fighting..therefore I hate the words "Sucker Punch" and "It wasnt a fair fight", If you want a fair fight put on gloves and hire a referee and fight 5 three minute rounds.

  2. Hey Anonymous, you are the D-bag. When more than one guy is beating on one guy, they are pussies, just like you would do. The cowards will get some in prison, and you will someday get some too. If the fight was one on one and these injuries occurred, then I'd half agree with you that he got a rough deal, but he was part of the problem causing it. But, when two punk-ass-cowards beat up one drunk guy, they should be in prison for as long as he can't run around his neighborhood.

  3. I believe he is only the victim cause he got his ass kicked pretty sure he was running his mouth as well and was very much guilty of causing the fight it could have went the other way no one knows exactly what happen pretty sure they didn't just start beating him for nothing