Video Appears to Show Confession in Dodger Stadium Attack on Giants Fan Bryan Stow

By: Brian Shields - Wed, 30 May 2012 22:55:21 -0800

LOS ANGELES (KRON) -- A police video shows one of two men accused of attacking San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow at Dodger Stadium on Opening Day of 2011 confessing to his mother than he was involved in the assault.

The tape was played Wednesday during the first day of a preliminary hearing for Marvin Norwood and Louie Sanchez.  Both are charged with mayhem, assault and battery in the attack that left Stow with a persistent brain injury.

On the tape Norwood is seen talking on a cell phone with his mother.

"Well hey, I got arrested for that Dodger Stadium thing," Norwood said. "There's really not much I can say about it on the phone, but I was involved to some extent."

Prosecutors say they think it was Sanchez who instigated the attack in the parking lot at Dodgers Stadium.  Stow, a paramedic from the South Bay, was wearing a Giants jersey when he was attacked.

Police say Sanchez chased Stow, punched him causing the victim to hit his head on the concrete then repeated kicked him in the head.  Norwood is also accused of having kicked Stow at least once.

Prosecutors also say Sanchez and Norwood threw peanuts and sprayed soda on other Giants fans inside the stadium during the game.

Both defendants also face federal firearms charges.

Judge George Lomeli will determine after the hearing if there is enough evidence to order a trial for Norwood and Sanchez.  Both men have pleaded not guilty in the case.

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