LOS ANGELES -- The words that two men spoke in a jail lockup nine months ago, unaware they were being recorded, came back to haunt them Friday as they were ordered to stand trial in a devastating attack on a San Francisco Giants fan at Dodger Stadium.

In the 12-minute conversation, one man acknowledged he had attacked a Giants fan, and his cohort said he had no regrets about backing him up.

"I socked him, jumped him and started beating him," a transcript of the conversation quotes Louis Sanchez, who also apologizes to co-defendant Marvin Norwood for dragging him into the fight.

"That happens, bro," says Norwood. "I mean, what kind of man would I have been if I hadn't jumped in and tried to help you."

The account of the talk between Sanchez, 30, and Norwood, 31, was released after a preliminary hearing where both men were ordered to stand trial on charges of mayhem, assault and battery in the 2011 attack on Bryan Stow.

Both men have pleaded not guilty. The defense did not present a case during the preliminary hearing, which is typical in such proceedings.

Stow, a paramedic from Northern California who attended last year's opening day game in Los Angeles, suffered brain damage and is permanently disabled. The violence sparked scrutiny of stadium security and fan behavior.

Prosecutors said the conversation between Sanchez and Norwood was secretly recorded after they appeared in a lineup last July. It opens with the men bemoaning their plight.

"It's going to be bad, dude," Norwood says.

"How much time do you think we are going to get?" Sanchez asks.

"A lot," replies Norwood. "We need to come up with a good (expletive) defense."

Sanchez suggests they say Giants fans harassed his sister, or that six or seven Giants fans jumped him first. But Norwood was skeptical.

"Dude, they're gonna say you were looking for a fight the whole night," he says.

Witnesses at the hearing said Sanchez taunted Giants fans throughout the game, throwing peanuts and other food at them and spraying a woman with a can of soda. His sister testified that Sanchez was drunk.

The recording of the conversation was played during the hearing but was indecipherable without the written transcript that Superior Court Judge George Lomeli released Friday after considering five days of testimony and evidence.

Defense lawyers challenged the identifications of the defendants by witnesses, but their own words on the recording placed them at the scene.

In her closing argument, Deputy District Attorney Michele Hanessey stressed one statement by Norwood.

Quoting from the tape, she noted that Norwood said, "`I don't get how (expletive) we're the bad guys because something misfortunate happened to, you know, their side.'"

The prosecutor added caustically, in reference to Stow, "Who else had something so misfortunate happen that the whole country remembers it?"

The defendants never mention Stow by name or his injuries in the recording. Almost every sentence is laced with profanity.

At one point in the talk, Norwood says: "As soon as the media finds out, all hell is going to break loose." He also worries aloud that someone might harm them in prison to become a "hero."

Norwood is the fiance of Sanchez' sister, Dorene, who testified at the hearing under a grant of immunity. They have a 2-year-old child.

Dorene Sanchez was teary-eyed while standing in the courthouse hallway after the judge's ruling. Asked if she still loves the two men, she put her hand to her chest and said emotionally, "That's my heart."

Dorene Sanchez testified that she never saw Stow on the night of March 31, 2011, and did not witness the beating, but her testimony was critical because it placed both defendants in the midst of a fight after the game let out.

She said Norwood ran to her car with blood on his hand while Sanchez spewed profanity.

She said neither man told her what had happened but she became suspicious when she later saw a TV report on the beating.

During their recorded talk, the defendants appeared more concerned with their own lives being ruined than any other damage done.

"I was gonna get a new job," Sanchez says. "I don't think I'm going to get it though."

"Yeah, tell me about it," says Norwood. "I just got a new job."

Earlier on HuffPost:

The Los Angeles Police Department stepped up security for the 2012 Dodgers' opening day game. One year earlier, San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow was brutally beaten in the Dodger stadium parking lot following the 2011 opening day game.
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  • March 31, 2011: Bryan Stow Beaten At Dodger Stadium

    After the opening day game at Dodger Stadium in 2011, a San Francisco Giants fan was found unconscious and in critical condition in the stadium parking lots. In the video above, police tell the Associated Press that some Dodgers fans followed and taunted a group of Giants fans walking into the parking lot. The altercation ended in the hospitalization of one of the Giants fans. Authorities didn't release the name of the victim, but he was later identified as Bryan Stow, a 42-year-old EMT and father of two who was visiting from the Bay Area.

  • April 11, 2011: Dodgers & Giants Honor Stow

    The San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers stand for a moment of silence for paramedic Bryan Stow, pictured above, who was beaten at Dodger Stadium earlier this month, before their baseball game in San Francisco, Monday, April, 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

  • April 14, 2011: LAPD Steps Up Security

    Los Angeles Police Department chief Charlie Beck, left, listens in on a meeting with police officer and security at Dodger Stadium prior to the Dodgers' Major League Baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Thursday, April 14, 2011, in Los Angeles. During this time, Bryan Stow, remained hospitalized in Los Angeles in a medically induced coma. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • April 14, 2011: LAPD Steps Up Security

    Los Angeles Police Department officers patrol the parking lot outside Dodger Stadium prior to the Dodgers' Major League Baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Thursday, April 14, 2011, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • April 14, 2011: LAPD Steps Up Security

    Los Angeles Police Department officers stand by as fans enter prior to the Dodgers' Major League Baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Thursday, April 14, 2011, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • April 14, 2011: LAPD Steps Up Security

    Los Angeles Police Department and security deploy at Dodger Stadium prior to the Dodgers' Major League Baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Thursday, April 14, 2011, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • May 16, 2011: Bryan Stow Transferred To SF

    Bryan Stow, a Bay Area native, is transported from a Los Angeles hospital to San Francisco. Here, he's being escorted by his neurosurgeon Dr. Gabriel Zada, left, the LAC-USC medical team and the air and ground transport team to an ambulance waiting to take him to the Burbank Airport. (AP Photo/Al Seib,Pool)

  • May 17, 2011: LAPD Announces Search For Suspects

    In a May 17, 2011 news conference, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck, at podium, announces the launching of 300 billboard ads, background, throughout Los Angeles seeking information on the suspects who severely beat San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow in the Dodger Stadium parking Lot on March 31, 2011. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

  • May 18, 2011: LAPD Cadet Hand Out Flyers About Suspects

    Los Angeles Police Department cadet Christian Ibarra hands out flyers at the entrance to Dodger Stadium prior to the Dodgers' baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Wednesday, May 18, 2011, in Los Angeles. During this time, authorities were still seeking information on two men suspected of beating Giants fan Bryan Stow on the Dodgers' opening day. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • May 22, 2011: LAPD Announces Arrest

    In this May 22, 2011 news conference, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck, right, announces the arrest of a suspect in the March 31 beating of San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow at an Opening Day game at Dodger Stadium. While the suspect was not named, it would turn out to be East LA resident Giovanni Ramirez. Ramirez was later exonerated as a suspect. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

  • May 22, 2011: LAPD Community Alert

    This Los Angeles Police Department wanted poster was photographed during the Sunday, May 22, 2011 news conference. It shows information regarding wanted suspects for the March 31 beating of San Francisco Giants baseball fan Bryan Stow in Los Angeles. Los Angeles police officials announced the arrest of Suspect 1, left, whose name was not released at the time. He would turn out to be Giovanni Ramirez, who was cleared of all suspicion later on in the case. Suspect 2 remained at large, as did Suspect 3, not depicted, the female driver of the getaway vehicle. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

  • May 22, 2011: Giovanni Ramirez Arrested

    Ramirez was arrested early Sunday morning in an East Hollywood apartment. He was believed to be one of two aggressors in the attack on Giants fan Bryan Stow outside Dodger Stadium after the Dodger home opener. During the arrest, police found a firearm on the premises, which is a violation of Ramirez's parole. He was sentenced to 10 months in jail for the parole violation but was never charged for the crime against Stow for lack of evidence. Ramirez was eventually exonerated in July, when LAPD arrested two new suspects. However, he still had to carry out his 10 month sentence for the parole violation and was released March 17, 2012. Giovanni Ramirez is shown in this undated file photograph obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo)

  • May 23, 2011: Stow Family Relieved At Arrest

    From left to right, David Stow, father, Bonnie Stow, sister, Erin Collins, sister, and Ann Stow, mother, of San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow, express thanks during a news conference at a hospital in San Francisco, Monday, May 23, 2011 the day after a suspect was arrested for Bryan's brutal beating. A tip from a parole officer late last week led to the arrest of Giovanni Ramirez, 31, of Los Angeles in the attack. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

  • July 22, 2011: LAPD Announces 2 New Arrests

    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, left, and Police Chief Charlie Beck take questions from the media Friday, July 22, 2011, in Los Angeles, Calif. Two new suspects were in custody today on suspicion of nearly beating to death a San Francisco Giants fan after attending the March 31 home opener between the Giants and Dodgers at the Dodger Stadium parking lot. The arrests eventually exonerated Giovanni Ramirez, a previous suspect. During this time, Bryan Stow, 42, remained hospitalized in serious condition. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

  • August 10, 2011: New Suspects Arraigned

    In this courtroom sketch, Louie Sanchez, 29, accused of beating San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow at Dodger Stadium on opening day, is arraigned in Los Angeles Criminal Court Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011. Sanchez and Marvin Norwood, 30, who was arraigned at the same hearing, have been charged with mayhem, assault, battery and other counts in the beating of Bryan Stow, who suffered devastating brain injuries. (AP Photo/Bill Robles)

  • August 10, 2011: New Suspects Arraigned

    In this courtroom sketch, Marvin Norwood, 30, accused of beating San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow at Dodger Stadium on opening day, is arraigned in Los Angeles Criminal Court Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Bill Robles)

  • September 3, 2011: Stow's Dad Honored

    David Stow, father of San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow, throws out the honorary first pitch before a baseball game between the Giants and the Arizona Diamondbacks in San Francisco, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

  • October 11, 2011: Stow Transferred To Rehab

    Bryan Stow was transferred from San Francisco General Hospital to an undisclosed rehab facility in the Bay Area. In this handout photo provided by San Francisco General Hospital, Dr. Geoff Manley, the hospital's neurosurgeon chief, left, poses next to hospital workers as Bryan Stow, second from left, is transferred from San Francisco General Hospital in San Francisco, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011. (AP Photo/San Francisco General Hospital)

  • March 31, 2012: Support for Bryan Stow

    Bryan Stow's family regularly <a href="http://support4bryanstow.com/" target="_hplink">updates this website</a> to let his supporters know how he's doing in rehab. Their last update was March 31, 2012 -- one year after his brutal beating: <blockquote>Because Bryan still has so far to go, it's easy to get discouraged, feel down and even get angry for what happened to him. We feel sad for Tyler and Tabitha, who need their dad. We feel sad for Bryan, for having to go through what he's been through and what he will go through for the rest of his life. But, because he has his life we are forever thankful. </blockquote> (Photo courtesy of <a href="http://support4bryanstow.com/" target="_hplink">Support4BryanStow</a>)