2 plead not guilty in SF Giants fan attack

By THOMAS WATKINS | August 10, 2011 | 1:15 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two men accused of brutally beating a San Francisco Giants fan outside Dodger Stadium have pleaded not guilty to criminal charges.

Twenty-nine-year-old Louie Sanchez and 30-year-old Marvin Norwood were arraigned Wednesday in a Los Angeles courtroom.

The men have been charged with mayhem, assault, battery and other counts in the beating of Bryan Stow, who suffered devastating brain injuries and remains hospitalized.

Police have portrayed Sanchez as leading the assault on Stow, which came March 31 at the culmination of an alleged rampage through the stadium where Sanchez and Norwood are accused of lashing out randomly at rival Giants fans.