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Jury finds Weld County man guilty of assaulting woman with knife, shovel in 2016

Posted on 05/15/2018
John Cordova MugshotGREELEY, Colo. (Weld County D.A.) – After more than seven hours of deliberation Monday, a jury found a Weld County man guilty of two counts of Assault in the First Degree.

John Cordova, 43, is accused of stabbing a woman 23 times at a Hudson home on September 25, 2016.

After he stabbed her dozens of times, police say Cordova then grabbed a shovel and began to stab her in the back of the head and neck with it when she tried to get away.

Cordova was originally charged with one count of Attempted Murder in the First Degree and two counts of Assault in the First Degree.

A jury found him not guilty of Attempted Murder in the First Degree. However, jurors found him guilty of two counts of Assault in the First Degree, both Class 3 Felonies.

He faces 10 to 32 years in the Department of Corrections on each count of Assault in the First Degree.

Chief Deputy District Attorney Benjamin Whitney and Deputy District Attorney Ryan Chun prosecuted the case.

A sentencing hearing is scheduled for September 4 at 2:00 p.m.