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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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Buckaroobonzai    

I'm guessing he will be ID'd in a line up fairly easily

1187 days ago
32.

Tim S.    

That's an old photo of him. In the photo posted yesterday shows the neck tatts and he looks a little slimmer and with ear rings.

1187 days ago
33.

Buckaroobonzai    

Abe, LOL... true that. You are so right. They report anything Harvey wants. TMZ is like a Harvey Levin griping outlet. It's actually been getting on my nerves. Being that Harvey is Gay, he espacially reports on anything homo.

1187 days ago
34.

AZEMS    

What a genius!!! He just gave up the girl they're looking for probably. How many strikes is it in Cali now, 4,5,10? Or do they get to actually KILL someone before they're deported or locked down forever. Why are we not talking about the 10 year old in the car? He/she, if handled correctly, could give crucial info. to Law Enforcement. Someone said "baby" (can they talk?) 10 is not a "baby" and they are painfully aware of who they were with, what was said as the car drove away, etc. Get a pro in there and quesion that poor child.

1187 days ago
35.

Lilli    

Interesting legal story brewing.

1187 days ago
36.

MsMe    

Listen up everyone....all you judgemental people out there...what a shame...I will pray for each and everyone of you TODAY! The ex-girlfriend is not a suspect, that is what some news are reporting; however she was questioned and released because she has nothing to do with this and neither does Ramirez. Of course it's a buyable story, he's a bald head latino with tats...there are many of them out there!! But becuase the LAPD wants to bring up his PAST all you people automatically assume GUILTY...well he's INNOCENT. He is not the type of person to hurt someone like that. None of his priors have to do with assualt or battery...that's not his thing. Ramirez complied with his parole officer when called in for a mandatory check-in...has been doing so for a long time. He didn't go to the game for the same reason that crap happens at these functions when you got a bunch of s***bags drinking beer who are there just to start trouble! His past is his PAST and you can't use that to judge him NOW. In fact, you can't judge ANYONE. Fact is the media is full of sh*t & this is an easy way to just close this case, meanwhile the real dirtbags who did this are free of any crime...now that is not justice! The whole thing about him being watched for 2 days...it meant nothing, just LAPD trying to find a reason to get him. He was never seen doing anything out of the ordinary...which is why they caught him at the place he stayed in, because they saw there was no "action" to prove anything...so why wait...?!?! LAPD you have the WRONG man. That sketch does not look like Ramirez. This is an easy way to make $$ for the city....what a corrupted system we have here!!!

1187 days ago
37.

TEE    

I bet he went to the game and the woman and the child came to pick him up after ,thus the woman and child in the get away car. So gives her a reason to lie because she is an accomplice.

1187 days ago
38.

Simone    

I can't wait for KARMA to strike this lawyer Matthews family.

I'm not sure what is worse, this s***bag thug gang banger or the lying lawyer.

1187 days ago
39.

Simone    

I can't wait for KARMA to strike this lawyer Matthews family.

I'm not sure what is worse, this s***bag thug gang banger or the lying lawyer.

1187 days ago
40.

Joe Blowe    

I have to admit, the nose in the composite doesnt match Ramirez's nose at all. His is too narrow

Ramirez: http://morallowground.com/wp-content/uploads/giovanni-ramirez-by-azjails.info_-300x225.jpg

Composite: http://www.bittenandbound.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/composite-sketches-of-suspects-in-Giants-fan-beating.jpg

1187 days ago
41.

Tim S.    

Let me take a shot in the dark about you MsMe You're probably a 20 something Latina, unemployed, not too much education and on welfare and thinks that the "Man" is targeting your cowardly friend right? Your friends consist of losers like this POS and you never have really socialized outside of your social circle and really does not know there is a life out there other than yours. Explain why the sketches display this POS mole under his eye. Did the police pull that out of their ass just to frame homeboy? Wake up.

1187 days ago
42.

BLUE22    

To Susie-Q:
We were at a Dodgers-Angels game last year. A traveling Philly's fan was looking for a ticket for $20. We had an extra $120 ticket on the field, but sold it to him for $20. He had a great time with us and we even drove him to his hotel down in Orange County (30 minutes out of our way) instead of him taking the bus. This is to let you know that there are many fantastic Dodger fans out there!

1187 days ago
43.

messenger69    

Ya'll just a bunch of latin haters isnt everyone innocent until proven guilty. He was watching his kids until a trial proves different. BUNCH of Damn Latin HATERS!!!

1187 days ago
44.

john    

Gangmember is guity of something.If not this then something just as bad. Common sense will tell you that.

1187 days ago
45.

John    

This guy has a rap sheet 5-blocks long.

1187 days ago
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