The two men charged with beating Bryan Stow outside of a Los Angeles Dodgers game in March pleaded not guilty to criminal charges this morning. The SF Chronicle reports:

Defendants Louie Sanchez, 28, and Marvin Norwood, 30, are charged with mayhem, assault and battery in the March 31 beating of Bryan Stow, a Santa Cruz paramedic who suffered severe brain injuries and remains hospitalized.

During arguments on a motion to allow cameras in court, prosecutor Frank Santoro did not object, saying the case was not based on witness identifications but on admissions by both men. He said 20 witnesses had been asked to identify the men, but only one person was able to positively identify Sanchez and no one could identify Norwood.

“The case is based on admissions from both of them,” Santoro said.

The camera motion was denied after the defense objected.

Updates on Bryan Stow’s condition are here.

Two Men Plead Not Guilty in Giants Fan Beating 10 August,2011Rachel Dornhelm


Rachel Dornhelm

Rachel Dornhelm has worked as a reporter, editor and producer in public radio for the last twelve years. She got her start in New York City at WNYC and went on to work with the national business program Marketplace, WBUR’s “On Point” and KQED News in San Francisco. Her work has been honored by the LA Press Club and the SF-Peninsula Press Club.

Rachel has a BA with honors in anthropology from Rice University and did graduate work at NYU.

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