The brawling began soon after the Dodgers beat the rival San Francisco Giants on opening day, March 31, and ended with a paramedic on the ground with a brain injury.
Newly released details in the attack that outraged baseball fans across the nation indicate that suspects Louie Sanchez and Marvin Norwood initially went after a group of young Giants fans in the stadium parking lot, with Sanchez taking a swing at one of them.
Detectives think he may have hit other fans in the same group, though no one else has come forward.
Then, Bryan Stow and a group of friends walked past as Sanchez stood by his sister’s car. Sanchez allegedly hit two of them before chasing down Stow and punching the side of his head from behind, prosecutors said in a court document filed Monday.
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“Stow’s friends, who are paramedics, describe that Stow immediately lost consciousness and fell sideways to the ground without breaking his fall,” the document states. “When Stow’s head hit the ground witnesses heard his head impact the concrete and saw it bounce.”
Sanchez then kicked the unconscious Stow several times in the head while Stow’s friends tried to shield him with their bodies, prosecutors said.
Sanchez also allegedly punched a man identified as Matthew Lee, who attended the game with Snow. Lee, a key witness in the case, died suddenly Sunday of an apparent allergic food reaction after eating nuts in a salad.
AUTOPSY OF ROCKIES FAN RELEASED
A mixture of marijuana and alcohol played a “significant” role in the death of a man who fell from a stairway during a Colorado Rockies game, according to an autopsy report.
The report from the Denver medical examiner’s office shows Robert Seamans had marijuana in his system and a 0.19 percent blood-alcohol level, which is more than twice the legal limit for driving.
Seamans, of Pueblo, was trying to slide down a stair railing at Coors Field during the seventh inning of a May 24 game. According to the autopsy report, he fell between 20 and 30 feet and struck his head on concrete.
Red Sox manager Terry Francona said recently acquired left-hander Erik Bedard is scheduled to start Thursday’s series finale against Cleveland. Boston had to bolster its starting pitching depth with right-hander Clay Buchholz sidelined with a back injury that may cause him to miss the rest of the season. … Johan Santana’s next minor league rehab start is likely to be pushed back a day because the Mets ace didn’t feel as strong as he would like during his first rehab outing since shoulder surgery last September. … Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is out of the lineup for the opener of a four-game series against the White Sox with a bruised middle finger. … White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko will also miss the opener of that series with a calf injury. … The Royals put struggling right-hander Kyle Davies on the disabled list with what the team called a right shoulder impingement.