Attacker in Bryan Stow beating sentenced to prison on weapons charges

Dodger stadium attack

Marvin Norwood, 34, left, and Louie Sanchez, 32, who both admitted to assaulting a San Francisco Giants fan at a Dodgers game in 2011, appear in Los Angeles County Superior Court. Norwood later pleaded guilty to a federal weapons charge.

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A second man convicted of assaulting San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow at Dodgers Stadium was sentenced Thursday to 2 ½ years in federal prison on a gun charge.

Marvin Norwood, 34, was also ordered to serve three years of supervised release. He pleaded guilty Jan. 22 to one count of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, officials said.

Norwood’s sentencing comes two weeks after Louie Sanchez, 32, was ordered to serve additional time in prison for the same offense.

The weapons, including a 12-gauge shotgun, two semiautomatic rifles, a pistol and a revolver, were discovered in a crawl space in Norwood’s home in Rialto when detectives were serving a search warrant in connection with the Stow beating.


The guns belonged to Sanchez, who gave them to Norwood for safekeeping, according to court documents filed in U.S. District Court.

Norwood and Sanchez pleaded guilty in February 2014 to beating Stow, a paramedic from Northern California. Stow suffered serious brain damage and remains severely impaired from the 2011 attack. For the attack, Sanchez was sentenced to eight years in prison; Norwood got four years.

Letters from his fiancee and stepchildren were submitted to the court for consideration before sentencing.

His fiancee, Dorene Sanchez, wrote that imprisonment has delayed their plans to marry, which was his mother’s last dying wish.


“Marvin was raised to protect and support his family financially and emotionally,” she wrote. “With him being gone, our plans have come to a halt. We hope for a better future and can’t wait to continue our journey together.”

In his letter, Norwood’s stepson, Daniel Candelaria, said “four years is already a more than good treatment or punishment for him.”

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