A sister of one of the men accused in an attack on a San Francisco Giants baseball fan at Dodger Stadium last year was expected to testify Thursday at a preliminary hearing to determine whether there is enough evidence for the case to go to trial.
Her testimony follows that of an off-duty paramedic who testified Wednesday that he rushed to his friend's aid and tried to shield him from further blows during the parking lot attack after the opening day game.
Corey Maciel was with fellow Bay Area paramedic Bryan Stow and two other men to root for the Giants. He testified that he quickly realized the severity of Stow's injuries after he saw the back of his friend's head bounce off the pavement.
Stow's friend said he saw the assailant -- whom he described as a Hispanic man between 20 and 30 years old -- repeatedly kicking Stow in the head with "full wind-up'' kicks after knocking him to the ground with a "haymaker punch'' to the left side of his head.
"To my recollection, it was three times,'' Maciel testified.
Maciel testified that another man -- whom he described as a taller white man -- "kicked Bryan in the torso, in the ribs.''
Louie Sanchez, 30, and Marvin Norwood, 31, are charged with one felony count each of mayhem, assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury and battery with serious bodily injury, along with the allegation that the two inflicted great bodily injury on Stow. Sanchez also is charged with a misdemeanor count of battery involving a run-in with a female Giants fan and a misdemeanor battery count for allegedly swinging his fist at a young man in another group of Giants fans in the parking lot after the game.
Stow suffered a skull fracture that resulted in the loss of a portion of his skull as well as damage to his brain, according to a stipulation signed by attorneys from both sides and read in court. Stow currently is "unable to walk, has loss of motor skills in his arms and hands, is unable to carry on a normal conversation, unable to control his bodily functions and unable to care for himself due to diffuse, severe, traumatic brain injury,'' according to the document.