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Defendants Louie Sanchez (foreground) and Marvin Norwood flank attorney Victor Escobedo during preliminary proceedings in Superior Court in June.
Defense attorneys will need a couple of months to review thousands of pages of evidence against Louie Sanchez and Marvin Norwood, both accused of jumping a San Francisco Giants fan in the Dodger Stadium parking lot after Opening Day 2011.
The defendants appeared in court Tuesday morning.
During a lenghty preliminary hearing earlier this year, prosecutors portrayed Sanchez as a possibly drunk, unruly fan who was itching for a fight throughout the game. They said Norwood, meanwhile, who is engaged to Sanchez's sister and has children with her, chased after Sanchez in the parking lot, but ultimately joined in the alleged beating.
Defense attorneys argued a case of mistaken identity.
Stow, meanwhile, remains in a care facility, while he recovers from brain damage. According to his family's website, he recently underwent surgery to combat bone growth in his hips. Stow also recently visited home for the first time, but still requires around-the-clock care.
Medical care has been extensive and expensive in Stow's case: the City of San Francisco has filed a claim against the Dodgers in an effort to recoup $1.2 million in medical costs for Stow's treatment at the city's public hospital. Stow's family is also seeking financial relief from the Dodgers for what they say will likely be $50 million in medical care over his lifetime. In a lawsuit, they argue security lapses helped contribute to the attack.
Sanchez and Norwood are next due in court February 21 for a hearing in which the judge is scheduled to set a trial date.