Los Angeles County supervisors agreed Tuesday to pay $25,000 to four people who gave information to law enforcement that helped lead to the arrest of two men who were convicted of the savage beating of Giants fan Bryan Stow at Dodger Stadium in 2011.
Stow, a paramedic from Northern California, was attacked in the stadium's parking lot after the season's opening night game between the Dodgers and San Francisco Giants. The beating left Stow with serious head trauma and disabilities that will require care for the rest of his life.
Louie Sanchez and Marvin Norwood pleaded guilty to the attack in February 2014. Sanchez pleaded guilty to one count of mayhem and one count of felony battery and was sentenced to eight years in state prison; Norwood pleaded guilty to one count of felony battery and received four years in state prison.
The two men later pleaded guilty to a separate federal weapons charge.
The county received five claims for the $25,000 reward that the supervisors had agreed to pay in the case. Four of those people had provided information to law enforcement officials in the case, according to county officials. The supervisors agreed to pay $12,500 to the first witness who came forward, with the remaining $12,500 to be split evenly among the other three.
The county did not release the names of the reward recipients. A county spokesman said it is county policy not to name people who provided information about a crime when distributing reward money.