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Preliminary Hearing Scheduled in Bryan Stow Case

The two men accused of attacking Bryan Stow are scheduled for a preliminary hearing in March



    Preliminary Hearing Scheduled in Bryan Stow Case
    Marvin Norwood, 30, and Louie Sanchez, 29

    A preliminary hearing in the case of two men accused of attacking San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow in the Dodger Stadium parking lot was scheduled for March 13.

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    Louie Sanchez and Marvin Norwood are charged in the attack, which left Stow hospitalized for months. Stow is now at a rehabilitation facility in the Bay area after his release from the hospital in October.

    The scheduled hearing will come about a year after Stow was attacked after an opening day game between the LA Dodgers and San Francisco Giants. The Bay area paramedic encountered Sanchez and Norwood in the parking lot after the game, according to investigators.

    Stow and a group of friends were involved in two altercations with Sanchez and Norwood, according to the district attorney. The Stow party walked away from the first encounter, but the alleged assailants approached the group for a second time at a different location in the parking lot, the DA has said.

    During the attack, Stow was punched and kicked, even after he feel and struck his head on the ground, according to the DA's account.

    In May, Stow's condition stabilized to the point that he was moved from County-USC Medical Center to a facility closer to his Bay area home. In October, he entered a rehabilitation facility.

    Sanchez and Norwood, arrested in July, are charged with mayhem, assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury and battery with serious bodily injury, all felonies. The criminal complaint also alleges that Sanchez was involved in attacks on two other people at the stadium on Opening Day.

    Both men pleaded not guilty.

    The two suspects also are named in a civil case involving the Dodgers and the family of Stow, who filed a lawsuit in May seeking damages for the team's alleged negligence in protecting fans at the stadium. The Dodgers' cross-complaint in the civil case alleges that Norwood and Sanchez should be ordered to pay part of the damages in the event the Dodgers are found liable for Stow's injuries.

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