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Dodgers fan stabbing: Bryan Stow's family calls death 'senseless'

The family of Bryan Stow, the San Francisco Giants fan brutally beaten at Dodger Stadium in 2011, spoke out Thursday against the fatal stabbing of a Dodgers fan in San Francisco, calling the death "senseless."

"We are saddened by this senseless killing and our thoughts and prayers go out to the victim's family," Bonnie Stow, Bryan Stow's sister, told the Los Angeles Times.

San Francisco police said Jonathan Denver, 24, of Fort Bragg, Calif., was wearing Dodgers gear when he and another person were attacked about 11:40 p.m. Wednesday. The incident occurred four blocks from AT&T park, where 90 minutes earlier the Giants had beaten the Dodgers 6-4.

Denver died of his injuries; the other man was bruised after being beaten, police said. Two suspects have been arrested in the attack.

The incident recalled the beating of Stow, now 44, who was attacked after the Giants played the Dodgers in Los Angeles on opening day two years ago. Stow, a former paramedic and father of two, suffered severe brain trauma and now requires 24-hour care.

Two men arrested in Stow's assault are awaiting trial.

The beating sparked outrage and prompted security changes at Dodger Stadium and other ballparks, and several fundraisers were held for Stow's family.

The San Francisco Giants are currently hosting a fundraiser for Stow, according to the team's website, with special tickets offered for Thursday and Sunday's games at AT&T park.


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