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September 27, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
The man who police say fatally stabbed a Dodgers fan in San Francisco earlier this week following a Giants game is being kept under observation, away from the general population inside county jail, authorities said Friday. Michael Montgomery, a Lodi resident, was booked on suspicion of murder Thursday after being detained for hours by police, during which he incriminated himself in the slaying, San Francisco police Sgt. Danielle Newman said. Montgomery is being housed in a section with additional medical professionals where prisoners are monitored for physical and mental health, among other reasons, said San Francisco County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Susan Fahey.
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September 27, 2013 | By Lee Romney
SAN FRANCISCO -- The grandparents of slain Dodger fan Jonathan Denver   released a statement Friday that expressed devastation at their loss and stressed that Denver and his father were "calm, level-headed personalities and ... not the type to initiate an altercation. " Robert Sr. and Anne Marie Preece, of Covina, asked for privacy and said that "until we have some time with our son, we will not have clear details on what ensued -- only that everything went bad very quickly.
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September 27, 2013 | By Victoria Kim
The suspect in the fatal stabbing of a Dodgers fan in San Francisco this week was released from county jail late Friday, after prosecutors said there wasn't sufficient evidence to charge the man. Michael Montgomery, 21, was released shortly after 9 p.m., according to the San Francisco Sheriff's Department. He was one of two men held for questioning after the stabbing death of Jonathan Denver, 24, following a Dodgers-Giants game Wednesday. Denver, who was dressed in Dodgers apparel, was stabbed during an altercation with a group of Giants fans over the teams' rivalry, police said.
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September 27, 2013 | By Joseph Serna and Lee Romney
SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco district attorney late Friday said there was not sufficient evidence to charge the 21-year-old Lodi man who was jailed in connection with the fatal stabbing of Dodgers fan Jonathan Denver after a confrontation triggered by team rivalry. Michael Montgomery was booked into jail here just before 5 p.m. Thursday, after San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr announced he had “implicated himself” during questioning. However, Montgomery's father, Marty Montgomery, told media outlets his son had phoned him sobbing from police custody to say he had committed the act in self-defense.
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September 27, 2013 | By Jason Wells and Lee Romney
The father of a 21-year-old man accused of fatally stabbing a Dodgers fan in San Francisco after a Giants game on Wednesday says his son was acting in self-defense. Michael Montgomery, of Lodi, who was taken into custody shortly after the incident, will be charged in the slaying of Jonathan Denver, 24, San Francisco police said Thursday. But in an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle, his father said his son wielded his knife in self-defense only after "the kid that got stabbed" swung a chair, hitting Montgomery in the head.
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September 26, 2013 | By Lee Romney and Kate Mather
San Francisco police confirmed Thursday evening that a 21-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of a Dodgers fan the night before. Michael Montgomery of Lodi was in custody and would be charged in the slaying of Jonathan Denver, 24, San Francisco police said. No further details were immediately available. Police said earlier in the day that they had detained and were questioning two men -- described in a police report as being ages 18 and 21 -- in connection with the Wednesday night attack.
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September 26, 2013 | By Kate Mather
The 24-year-old Dodgers fan who was stabbed to death after his team lost to the Giants in San Francisco on Wednesday was described as polite and a "good, good kid" by those who knew him. Jonathan Denver was pronounced dead at San Francisco General Hospital after he was stabbed at about 11:40 p.m. four blocks from AT&T Park, where 90 minutes earlier the Giants had beaten the Dodgers, 6-4. "It's a tragedy," said 63-year-old Louie Padilla, who lives...
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September 26, 2013 | By Joseph Serna and Lee Romney, The following post has been updated. See details below
Two men have been detained for questioning in the stabbing death of a Dodgers fan after a Giants game Wednesday night in San Francisco. Jonathan Denver, 24, was pronounced dead at San Francisco General Hospital after he was stabbed at about 11:40 p.m. four blocks from AT&T Park, where 90 minutes earlier the Giants beat the Dodgers 6-4. MORE: Bryan Stow's family calls death 'senseless' Police confirmed that Denver was wearing Dodgers...
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September 26, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
SAN FRANCISCO -- Manager Don Mattingly said he viewed the fatal stabbing of a Dodgers fan in San Francisco on Wednesday night as part of a global violence epidemic. “It's something that's happening everywhere nowadays, isn't it?” Mattingly said. “It's like senseless. We see it all over the world, it seems like. Killing for no reason. It seems senseless to me.” Asked if he thought there was an increase in sports-related violence in recent years, Mattingly replied, “It just seems like everywhere.
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September 26, 2013 | By Kate Mather and Joseph Serna
The family of Bryan Stow, the San Francisco Giants fan brutally beaten at Dodger Stadium in 2011, spoke out Thursday against the fatal stabbing of a Dodgers fan in San Francisco, calling the death "senseless. " "We are saddened by this senseless killing and our thoughts and prayers go out to the victim's family," Bonnie Stow, Bryan Stow's sister, told the Los Angeles Times. San Francisco police said Jonathan Denver, 24, of Fort Bragg, Calif., was wearing Dodgers gear when he and another person were attacked about 11:40 p.m. Wednesday.
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