Witness to Bryan Stow Beating Dies

A Giants fan who came to the game with Stow Opening Day died Sunday from an apparent food allergy.

An allergic reaction may have killed off a key witness in the Bryan Stow beating case.

The Los Angeles Times reports that Matthew Lee, who went to the March 31 game with Stow, died Sunday of a food allergy after eating a salad with nuts.

The coroner has yet to confirm this.

It’s not clear how this will affect the case. Prosecutors are said to also have physical evidence.

Meantime,  Los Angeles law enforcement officials put out another call for witnesses who might have seen this beating or other incidents involving Marvin Norwood or Louis Sanchez, the two suspects in custody.

That call came as a hearing to reduce bail Monday morning at the  L.A. Superor Court for Sanchez was delayed until Aug. 10, when the pair are also set to be arraigned.

In papers related to that hearing, prosecutors alleged that one of the two men accused of beating Stow shoved him, punched him in the head and, finally, kicked him in the head after knocking him unconscious.

Norwood and Sanchez, both of Rialto, have been charged with assault, battery and mayhem in connection with the Stow beating on opening day. Sanchez has also been charged with assault and battery in two other incidents.

Their arraignment was originally scheduled for July 25, but was delayed until Aug. 10.

David Fonseca August 02, 2011 at 12:36 AM
My condolences to Mr. Lee's family. This case just keeps getting weirder and weirder.


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