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Bryan Stow beating case: In video, suspect Marvin Norwood says 'Pretty sure I'm going down for it'

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Louie Sanchez and Marvin Norwood are the primary suspects in the March 31, 2011 beating of Bryan Stow in the Dodger Stadium parking lot.

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.

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Insane driver who killed four in Isla Vista massacre could be set free following hearing

SB Sheriff's Office via The Daily Nexus

David Attias in 2001

It happened more than a decade ago, but people in Isla Vista -- the tiny college town where UC Santa Barbara’s student population lives -- still remember when David Attias, a mentally unstable student at the school, plowed his car into a crowd of pedestrians, killing four and critically injuring one.

Attias was convicted of second-degree murder and committed to a state mental institution -- but today he is due in court for a competency hearing that could lead to his freedom, the L.A. Times reports.

The four-day hearing, held in Santa Barbara County Superior Court, will determine whether Attias should remain in Patton State Hospital in San Bernardino where he has been institutionalized since 2002. The final decision is up to a judge, who could choose to place him under 24-hour supervision in a “conditional release program,” according to KTLA.

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