Crime & Justice

Bryan Stow v. Dodgers: Still no verdict in Giants fan beating case

File: Los Angeles Police Department officers patrol inside Dodger Stadium prior to the start of the baseball game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers on April 14, 2011 in Los Angeles in response to the opening day attack on San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow two weeks prior.
File: Los Angeles Police Department officers patrol inside Dodger Stadium prior to the start of the baseball game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers on April 14, 2011 in Los Angeles in response to the opening day attack on San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow two weeks prior.
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The jury in the Bryan Stow civil case still has not arrived at a decision, after telling the judge this week they were deadlocked. It’s now been six days of deliberations, which will resume again on Monday.
 
The jury must decide if the Dodgers and former team owner Frank McCourt were negligent in not providing adequate security at the baseball stadium three years ago on Opening Day.
 
San Francisco Giants fan Stow was physically attacked that day in the parking lot by two Dodgers fans. Louie Sanchez and Marvin Norwood have both pleaded guilty and been sentenced for the beating that left Stow in a wheelchair and with permanent brain damage.
 
On Wednesday, the jury told L.A. Superior Court Judge Victor E. Chavez that they were hopelessly deadlocked on the first question of whether the Dodgers and McCourt were negligent.
 
At least nine of the 12 jurors must answer yes to that question before deciding how much money Stow should get for medical care and damages.
 
One of the jurors then asked the judge if they could discuss other questions during private deliberations before having to answer the negligent question. The judge told the jury they could discuss whatever they’d like during deliberation, but must formally answer the negligence question before they formally answer the second or other questions.
 
Deliberations resumed for a sixth day on Thursday but it was a much quieter day. The jury had no questions for the jury and left around 4 p.m. with intentions to continue deliberations on Monday.
 
Attorneys for Bryan Stow want the Dodgers and McCourt to pay about $50 million for his medical care and damages. Lawyers for the team and McCourt argued in court that they are not liable and that the attackers are, as well as arguing Stow’s medical costs are more like $6 million to $11 million.

This story has been updated.