Two men pleaded guilty to a 2011 beating at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles that left San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow brain damaged and disabled.
The men were immediately sentenced by an angry judge who called them cowards and the sort of people that sports fans fear when they go to games.
Louis Sanchez admitted he kicked and punched Stow before pleading guilty to one count of mayhem that disabled and disfigured the victim. He was sentenced to eight years in prison with credit for 1,086 days. Sanchez apparently cut and disabled Stow's tongue, put out an eye and slit his nose, ear and lip along with other injuries that left him brain damaged.
Marvin Norwood pleaded guilty to one count of assault likely to produce great bodily injury and was sentenced to four years. His credit for time served made up for the majority of that term and he could be released immediately.
Both men have also been charged with weapons possession charges which could send them to federal prison for an extra 10 years.
Brian Stow attended the 2011 opening day game in Los Angeles between the Dodgers and the Giants. He was beaten nearly to death in a parking lot after the game and suffered brain damage. He is permanently disabled and requires 24-hour-a-day care.