Suspect's Sister to Testify at Bryan Stow Preliminary Hearing

The preliminary hearing will determine whether Marvin Norwood and Louie Sanchez will stand trial in the Bryan Stow assault

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.

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