Two men accepted a deal and pleaded guilty Thursday in the brutal beating of San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow at Dodger Stadium.
Louie Sanchez pleaded guilty to felony mayhem and was sentenced to eight years in state prison. Once released, he will be on parole and cannot possess, own or use a firearm.
Marvin Norwood pleaded guilty to assault by means likely to cause great bodily harm and was sentenced to four years in custody.
The district attorney has been in discussions with defense lawyers about a deal for the men to plead guilty or no contest to avoid a lengthy trial.
Stow, a paramedic from Santa Cruz, was attacked in the Dodger Stadium parking lot by two men wearing Dodgers clothing on opening night, March 31. Stow suffered a fractured skull and brain damage. The beating left Stow permanently disabled.
Stow’s family members were in court to make victim impact statements.
Even with the plea deal, Sanchez and Norwood will still face weapons charges in a federal court, which carry an additional 5 1/2 years in prison.