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Stow Beating Suspect Transferred to San Diego Prison



    Stow Beating Suspect Transferred to San Diego Prison
    Giovanni Ramirez is the main suspect in the beating of Giant's fan Bryan Stow.

    Giovanni Ramirez, the main suspect in the brutal beating of Giants fan Bryan Stow, has been transferred to a state prison near San Diego to serve out a sentence for a parole violation.

    Ramirez was moved to the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility where he will serve a 10 month sentence for a weapons charge unrelated to the Stow case, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

    More: The Bryan Stow Case

    Stow, a 42-year-old paramedic and father of two, suffered a brain injury and has been in a coma for three months after he was attacked outside of Dodger Stadium March 31.

    No charges have been filed in the case. On Friday, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said he was still confident they have the right suspect but admitted there was still much more work to be done before the case can be handed over to the District Attorney.

    Ramirez's lawyers maintain their client was nowhere near Dodger Stadium at the time of the attack. Attorney Jose Romero said 11 family members and friends have provided an alibi for Ramirez, saying he was at an aunt's house.

    On Wednesday, doctors at San Francisco General Hospital upgraded Stow's condition from critical to serious condition. Stow is now breathing on his own and he is able to intermittently follow some basic commands.

    "We are encouraged by Bryan’s progress and heartened that he has improved, not deteriorated," Dr. Geoff Manley said.  "For brain injured patients, recovery takes months and years, not days and weeks. We remain optimistic, but we must be extremely cautious about interpreting his progress."