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Dodgers Beating Case

KEY WITNESS DIES

BAD SALAD SUSPECTED

8/1/2011 4:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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One of the men who was with Bryan Stow at Dodgers Stadium on the day he was attacked has died ... and officials believe his death can be chalked up to a salad that contained nuts.

Matthew Lee -- Stow's friend who accompanied Bryan to the game on March 31 -- died yesterday. Lee's official cause of death has not been released -- but according to reports, officials believe his death was the result of an allergic reaction triggered by nuts in a salad he had eaten for lunch.

Lee was regarded as an important witness in the case against Stow's alleged attackers -- Louie Sanchez and Marvin Norwood.

According to court documents, prosecutors believe Sanchez punched Lee in the parking lot of Dodgers Stadium before attacking Stow.

Both suspects have yet to enter a plea in the case.

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16.

kdogg    

Let this be a lesson. Stop snitchin!!

1117 days ago
17.

PEREZ,SAMUEL aMERICAN    

wow i have been searching for a lawyer all my life ..,, nuts !! , you eat nuts all your life and and one day you choke on them .. sucks ,, >oO< more then obviuouse is he would have known by now if he was allergic to them .... ?mm mmmmm

1117 days ago
18.

bob    

Those two beaters are gonna walk now.

Man ....That's Nuts!

1117 days ago
19.

john wayne gacy    


sounds like the mustard has come off the dodger dog;

seems like there is a hefty price to pay for san francisco
fans to visit chavez latrine to watch the giants .....

1117 days ago
20.

No comment    

He apparently had a reaction to peanuts. I suffered anaphylaxis recently from eating sunflower seeds. I have eaten them all my life, and this last time within 15 minutes of eating them my throat closed up. I was rushed to Urgent Care and now have to carry an epipen with me.

1117 days ago
21.

Sleepwalker    

Get attacked by a wild man and then die from eating your lunch meal!Now Spike tv has a new segment for the 1,ooo ways to die tv show!RIP

1117 days ago
22.

Bruno    

Bizzare.

1117 days ago
23.

Mick Kahler    

Those salads will kill you. Seriously, I'm very sorry to hear of this and yes, it DOES sound suspicious.

1117 days ago
24.

Sassy    

Very sad. My sympathies to his family. Nut allergies are very scary.

1117 days ago
25.

LLM    

Well isn't that convenient for the accused. A little TOO convenient. Not buying that it was accidental .. Just too coincidental.

1117 days ago
26.

If sense were common everyone would have it.    

And I'm sure the f***TARDS who did it & all who support them are dancing a jig.

Poetic Justice, please be done with casey anthony. There's 2 guys you have to visit soon...

1117 days ago
27.

RabbleRouser    

So sad that tragedy has visited these folks again. My condolences and hope that it doesn't delay justice for Bryan and his family.

1117 days ago
28.

Lauren    

he was an important witness...anybody suspect foul play with the salad thing?

1117 days ago
29.

amazon_woman    

LOOKS VERY SUSPICIOUS, MORE LIKE A HIT JOB !!!

1117 days ago
30.

MissAnn    

This doesn't sound like an accident. Looks like he was taken out on purpose. Someone knew about his allergy and used it to kill him.

1116 days ago
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