LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A woman who was in a parking lot at Dodger Stadium on opening day last year when a San Francisco Giants fan was attacked identified his alleged assailant in court today, testifying that she saw the man kick the victim in the head after he fell unconscious to the ground.
Mary Dolores Donley testified that she chose Louie Sanchez during a July 2011 lineup as the man she had seen kicking and trying to swing at Bryan Stow after he had already fallen to the ground in Lot 2 after the Dodgers-Giants game on March 31, 2011.
The testimony came during the fifth day of a hearing to determine if there is enough evidence to require Sanchez, 30, and Marvin Norwood, 31, to stand trial in connection with the attack on Stow.
Donley -- who approached the scene with her husband after hearing a man yelling a profanity -- said she heard Stow ``hit the ground and it was a sound I never heard before,'' describing it as a ``horrible noise.''
She said she saw Stow's assailant kick him once in the head and that the man also tried to take a swing at a seemingly unconscious Stow as the father of two was on the ground face-up with blood coming from his ears.
When asked if she saw the man in court that she identified in the photo line-up, she indicated it was Sanchez.
``The one that had kicked Bryan Stow in the head?'' Deputy District Attorney Beth Silverman asked.
``Yes,'' she responded.
Under cross-examination, the prosecution witness acknowledged that she did not see the punch that resulted in the off-duty paramedic being knocked to the ground.
Donley also identified Norwood in court as being the man she had seen about 15 to 20 feet away and who eventually approached Sanchez in an effort to try to get him to leave the scene after the attack. She acknowledged she had been unable to identify the second man -- whom she described as a taller man with a light complexion -- during a line-up.
Donley is the first prosecution witness to testify that she saw Sanchez and Norwood at the scene. Others have said they believed -- but could not conclusively state -- that they saw the two.
Donley testified that she had her daughter call 911, while her husband and her cousin tried to convince Sanchez to back away from Stow.
When asked if she had told detectives in May 2011 that another man who was initially arrested in connection with the case strongly resembled Stow's assailant, she said of Giovanni Ramirez, ``It looks like him, but it wasn't the person ... I did not identify him.''