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Update: When I posted this I was aware that a friend from high school had passed from a heart attack. His name is Matt Lee. After posting this article, I came to realized that the Brentwood native was also the same man I was discussing in this article, Bryan Stow’s friend and witness to his beating. He, himself, was even punched before Stow was beaten into a coma. My thoughts go out to friends of mine who have lost a great friend, as well as his family who had to see a good guy go so young. RIP Matt Lee.
CSN Bay Area – One of Bryan Stow’s friends who witnessed the opening day attack against Stow at Dodger Stadium has reportedly died.
KFI AM reported Monday that Matthew Lee, 26, died Sunday due to an allergic reaction to peanuts. Authorities close to the case told the Los Angeles Times that Lee had an allergic reaction after eating a salad.
Earlier in the day, Lee was identified as a witness via documents filed by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office.
Giovanni’s mother, Soledad Gonzalez, is especially upset that her son’s photo was released to the public before he was proven to be involved in the case. She has said, “If they didn’t have any proof, why did they put a picture of him in public and say he’s the suspect?”
Since the beginning, there has been no sufficient evidence of his involvement. During the lineup, only one individual was able to positively ID his, while two others identified a different individual altogether and the other four witnesses failed to identify anyone at all. Along with this, his Uncle had an alibi for his whereabouts and told the police department about this from the beginning.
The only thing that was going good for the department were the witnesses that were able to positively ID him in a photo lineup.
Los Angeles Times - “But after scouring mobile phone records, thousands of images from surveillance camera footage, financial records and hundreds of other possible links and tips, detectives were unable to link Ramirez to the beating.”
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