Lawyer: Giants fan beating suspect was not at game

By the Associated Press | May 24, 2011 | 11:59 PM EDT

From left to right, David Stow, father, Bonnie Stow, sister, Erin Collins, sister, and Ann Stow, mother, of San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow, express thanks during a news conference at a hospital in San Francisco, Monday, May 23, 2011. Bryan Stow, 42, was severely beaten outside Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on March 31, 2011. A tip from a parole officer late last week led to the arrest Sunday of Giovanni Ramirez, 31, of Los Angeles in the attack. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The lawyer for the man suspected of brutally beating a San Francisco Giants fan at Dodger Stadium in March says his client never went to the game that day.

Chip Matthews, who is representing Giovanni Ramirez, told The Associated Press Tuesday that his client is willing to take a polygraph test to show he was not at the stadium when Bryan Stow was viciously attacked.

Matthews says Ramirez spent the day at his aunt's house with several family members who are willing to testify he was with them.

Forty-two-year-old Stow remains in critical but stable condition under heavy sedation to prevent seizures caused by the traumatic brain injury he suffered in the March 31 attack.

Police arrested Ramirez over the weekend, but charges have not yet been filed against him.