Woodland Man Convicted of Attempted Murder

Andres Alejandro Cordova shot and nearly killed the victim

Press Release

(Woodland, CA) - December 2, 2016 - Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced that on December 2, 2016, a Yolo County jury found 23-year-old Woodland man Andres Alejandro Cordova guilty of attempted murder. The jury also found that Cordova acted with premeditation and deliberation and fired a gun during the crime. The Court also found Cordova was previously convicted of a strike offense.

On the early morning of August 15, 2016, Cordova learned that his girlfriend had been exchanging innocent text messages with Andrew Crimmins, a male friend. Cordova had previously warned Mr. Crimmins that if he continued to send text messages, there would be trouble. Cordova and Mr. Crimmins set up a location to meet so they could fight.

After arriving at the intersection of Emerald and Freeman to fight, Mr. Crimmins was convinced to leave the area by his sister and his friend. As Mr. Crimmins was leaving the area, a dark colored sedan drove past him and shot at least three times into his car, hitting a tire, and striking Mr. Crimmins in the right shoulder and above his right eye. Mr. Crimmins was rushed to the hospital where he was treated for gunshot wounds.

Deputy District Attorney Michael Vroman, who prosecuted the case said "Mr. Cordova is a dangerous man. He ambushed the victim simply because he sent a text message to a friend. It is a miracle that the victim was not more seriously hurt.”

The Honorable David Reed who presided over the trial will sentence Cordova on January 3, 2017. Cordova is facing a state prison sentence of 43 years-to-life.