The preliminary hearing for Marvin Norwood and Louie Sanchez, the suspects in last year's near fatal beating of San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow on opening day at Dodger Stadium, continues Thursday in L.A.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge George G. Lomeli saw the first piece of evidence yesterday, a video put forth by L.A. County prosecutors of defendant Norwood talking to his mother on the phone about his involvement in the incident, reports the L.A. Times.
In an interrogation room, on a LAPD detective's cellphone, 31-year-old Norwood tells his mother, "Hey, I got arrested for that Dodger Stadium thing... I was involved... Pretty sure I'm going down for it," remarking that 30-year-old Sanchez was also in custody, says the Times.
The pair could stand trial on charges of assault and battery, inflicting great bodily injury, and mayhem, if it's determined there is enough evidence to proceed.
Supporting previous testimony that the defendants were aggressive during the game, a number of witnesses testified at the preliminary hearing with accounts of escalating "rowdy and inebriated" behavior, notes the newspaper.
Earlier this month, Norwood and Sanchez were indicted on federal charges after guns and ammunition were found during a pre-arrest search of Sanchez's home.
43-year-old Stow, a father of two, is still receiving treatment in a care facility after sustaining massive head trauma in the attack.
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