The Dodgers opening day beating incident has taken a new twist! Giovanni Ramirez' family and attorneys are claiming the Los Angeles Police Department (L.A.P.D.) arrested the wrong person for the vicious beating of Bryan Stow on opening day at Dodger Stadium.
While the facts are being sorted out, now another bombshell has landed at Giovanni Ramirez's footsteps as Henderson law enforcement has named him a suspect in a homicide from earlier this year.
The Nevada Bombshell
First reported by KCAL TV and updated in today's Los Angeles Times, police detectives from Henderson, NV named Ramirez in a gang related homicide. Ramirez was first picked up in a 7am surprise raid on May 22nd as the prime suspect in the opening day attack. The family of Bryan Stow held a press conference thanking the Dodgers, the LAPD and the many supporters who came by their side after the attack.
Since then, Ramirez' family and attorneys has been vehement in claiming he was not at Dodger stadium the day of the attack. Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck indicated they have the right person, although to date, formal charges specifically for the attack have not been filed. Now there is news of the homicide charge!
The homicide Ramirez is a suspect occurred from the untimely death of his 2-year-old daughter. There is speculation the homicide was for revenge of her death. Details are sketchy as this case is still unraveling. The LAPD is also trying to improve their case against Ramirez. Currently he is being held by violating an earlier parole.
What Happens Next?
Bryan Stow is trying to get his life back together. The Los Angeles Dodgers are trying to recover from the negative publicity over the incident. Bryan Stow is suing team owner Frank McCourt over the opening day incident. He is also involved in a continuous divorce. Major League Baseball (M.L.B.) has appointed a receiver to run the team and fans have revolted as attendance is down at least 7,000 fans per game. In time, Ramirez' fate will be known.
Who would have thought a traditional opening day celebration of a cherished professional baseball sports franchise would dominant the news, and have very little to do with the teams on the field performance?
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