Los Angeles prosecutors on Friday charged two suspects in the beating of a San Francisco Giants fan at Dodgers Stadium while also admitting their first suspect was the wrong person.
The case in question involves the near fatal encounter between Bryan Stow, a San Francisco paramedic, who was beaten into a coma on opening day. On Monday, Stow, 42, had emergency surgery after large amounts of fluid built up and caused a 30 second seizure, according to Support4bryanstow.com, a website run by his family.
On Friday, the site said a nurse practitioner said Stow cold hold up two fingers, close and open his eyes on command, and mouth his last name.
Prosecutors charged two men from Rialto, California - Louie Sanchez, 29, and Marvin Norwood, 30 - with one count each of mayhem and assault and were being held on $500,000 bail after being arrested Thursday.
Giovanni Ramirez, 31, an ex-convict and former gang member, was cleared of suspicion by police, who said he was no longer a suspect. He was initially arrested in May but remains in jail because of a parole violation.