Santa Cruz County

Injured Giants fan attends trial as it nears end

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The San Francisco Giants fan left severely disabled by a beating in the Dodger Stadium parking lot was in a Los Angeles courtroom as testimony is wrapping up in the trial of a negligence lawsuit against the team and former owner Frank McCourt.

Bryan Stow was brought to court in a wheelchair Wednesday morning as jurors listened to a security expert's recorded deposition.

The 45-year-old Stow only appeared at the trial once before, briefly attending a day of jury selection. Stow's family told NewsChannel 5/KION that they made the decision not to have him attend most of the trial. His parents have attended every day of the trial and his sisters have been alternating weeks.

The defense is expected to rest its case soon.

Stow suffered severe brain damage in the attack by two Dodgers fans after the 2011 Opening Day game between the California rivals. The two assailants pleaded guilty to criminal charges earlier this year.

Stow is from the Santa Cruz area and was working as a paramedic at the time of the attack.

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