Giovanni Ramirez's mother reacts

Now that her son is exonerated in Bryan Stow beating case, she recounts hardships

Updated: July 23, 2011, 1:09 AM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- She hasn't spoken to her son since he was arrested for a crime he did not commit.

She has seen him only on television or in court, handcuffed and wearing a prison-issued jumpsuit.

Soledad Gonzalez says she always knew her son, Giovanni Ramirez, was not the man who brutally beat San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow on Opening Day at Dodger Stadium.

"I never thought this was him," she said during a tearful news conference Friday at the downtown offices of her family ...

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