What happened to Bryan Stow at Dodger Stadium on Opening Day in March 2011, leaving him with lifelong injuries, was either a crime of heated passion that was over in a matter of seconds or a preventable security lapse hours in the making.
Lawyers for Stow, the Santa Cruz paramedic and San Francisco Giants fan who was attacked in the stadium parking lot, and the Dodgers argued Thursday over who should foot the bill for the costly medical care Stow will need for years to come and compensation for his pain and suffering.
Team lawyer Dana Fox said the blame was on Louie Sanchez and Marvin Norwood, the two men who admitted criminal responsibility and are serving time for the assault on Stow, 45. No level of security can prevent all crime from occurring, he argued, and it's the two men that Stow and his family should be suing.
"Take them out of the picture and we're not here," he said. "You can speculate all day long about if the Dodgers had done something different."
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