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Dodger Beating Suspect -- I Was Babysitting

5/24/2011 10:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The man accused of beating a San Francisco Giants fan to a pulp at Dodger Stadium says he was doing domestic stuff at the time of the incident -- babysitting his young daughter and another child.

Giovanni Ramirez

Giovanni Ramirez -- who was arrested Sunday for allegedly beating Bryan Stow so badly he suffered brain damage -- claims he was at home with the girl and, as we previously reported, has 3 alibi witnesses to prove it ... so says his lawyer, Chip Matthews.

The 3 alibi witnesses are his ex-girlfriend, who left Ramirez at the apartment to go to the game, along with 2 friends.  Interestingly, the ex-girlfriend is a suspect in the case -- cops believe she may have been the getaway driver.

Matthews tells TMZ ... there are several pictures of the group at Dodger Stadium and Ramirez is not in any of the photos. 

And, a source familiar with the case tells TMZ, Ramirez had a highly-visible tattoo removed from his neck after the incident, and cops believe it shows a guilty state of mind so he couldn't be ID'd.  But Ramirez says he removed the tattoo of his ex-girlfriend's lips because his new girlfriend didn't like it.

Attorney Matthews adds ...  Ramirez is covered in tattoos so removing one wouldn't make a difference.

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Maybe he took the pictures - that's why he wasn't in them.

1247 days ago

Jim in Cali    

This guy taking the Lindsay Lohan defense. Whatever.

1247 days ago


Too many coincidences...GUILTY. He's also a gang member.

1247 days ago


My girlfriends granddaughter and her friend went to a game at this stadium in 2009. It was against the phillies and they are philly fans. They had to leave in the middle of the game they feared for there lives. They were spit on, called horrible names and drinks thrown on them. They were really afraid. That city really needs to enforce some sort of protection at this stadium. I would not see a game there at all of an opposing team.

1247 days ago


It's not babysitting when their your own kids you F'in moron! Don't drag you're kids into this. Man up and take responsibility for your actions you low life POS! PS DODGERS SUCK!!!!

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1247 days ago


Considering children can't avoid invasive pat downs at some of our airports because they might be al Qaeda...why wasn't that ball player shot when he lunged for the ex president? How do they know he wasn't an al Qaeda sleeper agent? I mean really? Someone needs to remind those agents that civil rights come second in the war on terror.

1247 days ago


Can the baby talk? If so, that would make a fourth(in)credible witness...

1247 days ago


Nevermind wrong story...

This guy better be guilty because he's going to prison for a long, long time.

1247 days ago


Show us this thug's mug ! Why aren't they ? Because the Police don't want the Jury to be prejudiced against him ! What a crock , there will be no jury , the Assulter will plead guilty , so tell us the TRUTH , the LAPD are playing politics , BIGTIME , don't be fooled , i mean, the FRENCH LEADER JUST ARRESTED for rape mug's shot all over the press.........so.......It is obvious they are protecting him ..

1247 days ago


It's not babysitting when it's your own kid. It's called PARENTING. DOLT.

1247 days ago

john wayne gacy    

all the billboards should have frank
mc court likeness plastered on them;

frank mc hoard has been the true thug
that has continually assaulting dodger
fans for years all the way to the bank ...

1247 days ago


Does he have a cell phone? Check the pings.

1247 days ago


Did the witnesses describe a tattoo of lips? If they did, his goose is cooked since he's evidently acknowleging that he had it.

1247 days ago


Of course he didn't do it. He was babysitting, curing cancer and helping the poor that evening

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