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Attorneys file for Giovanni Ramirez release from prison

Giovanni Ramirez, 31, was arrested on suspicion of assaulting Giants fan Bryan Stow. To the left is a sketch of the suspect.
July 27, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Attorneys for Giovanni Ramirez have filed a petition to release Ramirez from prison Wednesday, claiming he was denied due process in his parole hearing.

Attorneys claim the Los Angeles Police Department jumped to conclusion Ramirez was the assailant of Bryan Stow, a Santa Cruz paramedic who was severely beaten in a Dodger Stadium parking lot on March 31 after the opening day game.

Ramirez was arrested on May 22 on suspicion of the crime. A gun was found in the house where he was arrested.

Ramirez was never charged in the Stow case.

Ramirez was a parolee. His parole was revoked after it was determined he had "access to firearms," a violation.

Ramirez is currently incarcerated in the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego. He was sentenced to 10 months for the parole violation.


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