Suspects in Giants fan beating face new charges

May 22, 2012 - 5:49 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal weapons charges have been filed in Los Angeles against two men accused of brutally assaulting a San Francisco Giants fan at Dodger Stadium during opening day last year.

The criminal complaint filed Monday against Louie Sanchez and Marvin Norwood charges both with being a felon in possession of firearms. If convicted, they each face up to 10 years in federal prison. Several weapons were recovered from Norwood's home and authorities believe he was hiding them for Sanchez.

Both men made a brief court appearance Tuesday and were ordered to return to court next week.

Sanchez and Norwood have pleaded not guilty to mayhem and assault charges in connection with the beating of Bryan Stow, a paramedic from Santa Cruz who is recovering from brain injuries suffered in the attack.