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Thursday, October 9, 2014

49ers Fan "Close to Death" After Attack at Levi's Stadium

Posted By on Thu, Oct 9, 2014 at 8:00 AM

click to enlarge Amador is on your left, Dario is on your right
  • Amador is on your left, Dario is on your right
The two brothers accused of brutally beating a man in a bathroom at Levi's Stadium appeared in court yesterday where prosecutors argued that it was an unprovoked attack that left the victim nearly dead. 

On Wednesday, Amador Rebollero, 27, and his brother, 34-year-old Dario Rebollero, both from Traver in Tulare County, were arraigned on felony assault charges. Amador Rebollero, also known at Jose Ramos, is being held in custody on $350,000 bail and is facing 11 years in prison. His brother’s bail was set at $75,000.

Amador is charged with an additional count offelony assault producing paralysis, NBC reports. 

Prosecutors said that the attack left one of the victim's with a traumatic brain injury; he suffered bleeding in his brain and doctors removed part of his skull to relive brain swelling. He could be paralyzed, at best. 

“This was not a fight,” Deputy District Attorney Deborah Hernandez said. “This was an unprovoked and vicious attack against spectators that has left one of them close to death.”

According to authorities, the victim was standing behind the brothers in the bathroom line before kickoff at Sunday's 49ers game when he "nudged" Amador Rebollero on the shoulder to point out an available urinal. What happened next was shocking. 

Amador reportedly sucker-punched the victim and the brothers began beating him until he was seen knocked unconscious and motionless on the bathroom floor. A witness filmed the entire fight and then uploaded the video to YouTube, giving prosecutors plenty of fodder. The video has since been removed from YouTube for being too "shocking and disgusting." 

After the assault, both suspects, who prosecutors say have gang tattoos, bolted from the bathroom. However, police quickly tracked them down and arrested them. According to media reports, the defendants extensive criminal histories and have spent time in jail. The Chron reports that Rebollero has a criminal record dating back to 2001, which includes assault with a deadly weapon, animal cruelty and hit and run. Ramos has been convicted of vehicle theft, drug possession and resisting police, among other crimes.

Both defendants are scheduled to appear back in court on Oct. 30.

[via NBC News]

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