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Monday, April 18, 2011

Bryan Stow: Beaten Giants Fan Suffers Seizures, Back in Coma

Posted By on Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 8:40 AM

Back in coma
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Beaten Giants fan Bryan Stow's condition took a turn for the worse over the weekend after he suffered multiple seizures and was put back into a medically induced coma, media outlets are reporting.

The 42-year-old was taken out of a coma late last week, but doctors warned that the chances he would wake were slim. Still, his family, some of whom spoke to reporters over the weekend, kept a vigil by Stow's beside, hopeful he would wake up. 

Stow was put in a coma after he was beaten March 31 outside Dodger

stadium after the opener game between the Giants and the Dodgers. Two

men heckled Stow as he walked to his car. They attacked him from behind, beating him in the head and torso, even after he lay unconscious.

The father of two suffered brain swelling and a fractured skull. He remains in critical condition at a Los Angeles hospital. His children, Tyler and Tabitha, are reportedly staying in Santa Cruz with their mother.

On Friday, Los Angeles police released new details and sketches of the two suspects, and have offered a $150,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the two Dodger fans who attacked Stow.

Meanwhile, his family waits -- waits for him to wake up and for police to catch the two men. His mother, Ann, told reporters that she sits with her son every day and talks to him, hoping that it will rouse him.

"Did you ever see that movie Groundhog Day?" she asks. "It's like that -- the same thing every day." 

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