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Giovanni Ramirez ordered to 10 months in prison for parole violation

June 20, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Giovanni Ramirez, a suspect in the beating of Giants fan Bryan Stow, has been ordered to spend 10 months in prison for a parole violation of access to a weapon by a felon.

Ramirez had a parole revocation hearing Monday morning closed to the media. No evidence related to the Bryan Stow assault investigation was presented during the hearing.

Ramirez has not been charged in the beating. Investigators have not produced sufficient evidence to charge him.

A gun was found in a laundry basket in the home where Ramirez was arrested on May 22. He has been at Men's Central Jail since his arrest.

"If I handed anybody my brief case and said, 'hold this for a second,' and somebody stops you and they find a gun in there, would that person then be charged with possession of a firearm?" said Ramirez's parole attorney Christopher Smith. "No, because you would have to prove that the person who was in possession of it had knowledge."

The proposed violation was amended from possession of a firearm by a felon to access to a weapon by a felon. Ramirez has not been charged in the beating of Stow.

"A commissioner went on a limb and confirmed that the Dodger allegation is not an allegation that will be litigated today," said Ramirez's attorney Jose Romero.

Stow was severely beaten at the home opener at Dodger Stadium on March 31. The 42-year-old paramedic remains in stable but critical condition at a Bay Area hospital.

Ramirez contends he was nowhere near Dodger Stadium at the time of the attack. His attorneys have been on the offensive, presenting the Los Angeles Police Department with witnesses who say Ramirez was with them that day. Ramirez's attorneys have also been seeking surveillance video that may show Ramirez had a full head of hair that day and was not shaved bald, as described by witnesses to the beating.

Police said they are also looking for a second attacker, as well as a woman who drove them away from the scene.

Defense attorneys received word Monday that bolsters their contention that Ramirez was not at Dodger Stadium.

Fabiola Delgado, a resident of the apartment where officers arrested Ramirez, took a lie detector test that day.

According a member of the defense team, she was asked if she drove Ramirez to Dodger Stadium, to which she said she had not. They also asked if Ramirez ever told her about an altercation at Dodger Station.

She said no to both questions.

"It looks like she was non-deceptive. which means she was telling the truth," said Ray Lara, a member of the Ramirez defense team.

Anyone with information regarding the attack on Stow is urged to contact the following:

  • During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.
  • Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD."
  • Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.
  • You can also send email directly to BryanStowAttemptMurder@gmail.com.


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