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* Clifford Crawford And Antonio McNeal To Stand Trial For Shooting Into A Vallejo House And Hitting 3-Year-Old Yesenia Vasquez

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Two Solano County men charged with shooting into a Vallejo home and seriously injuring a sleeping 3-year-old girl have been ordered to stand trial on seven attempted murder charges. Solano County Superior Court Judge Dwight Ely ruled Monday enough evidence was presented at a preliminary hearing for Clifford Crawford and Antonio McNeal to stand trial.Deputy District Attorney Barry Taira said this afternoon Crawford, 19, of Fairfield, fired the shots into the York Street home around 3 a.m. on June 5. There were five other people in the residence at the time.Yesenia Vasquez was struck by a bullet that went through her abdomen and lodged near her spine, and she continues to receive medical care. Vasquez family spokesman Reggie Garcia said this afternoon Vasquez had surgery at Children’s Hospital in Oakland recently to remove scar tissue that formed after her intestines were dissected. She was still in the hospital as of Friday, Garcia said.Taira said the prosecution believes the intended target of the shooting was Elias York, 29, of Vallejo, who allegedly assaulted McNeal in May. Crawford and McNeal, 23, of Vallejo, mistakenly believed York lived in the house, Taira said. One of the seven attempted murder counts against the two defendants alleges York was a victim because McNeal and Crawford believed he lived in the residence, Taira said.The prosecution dismissed assault charges against York on Friday, the day of his scheduled preliminary hearing, because McNeal could not testify against him without jeopardizing his own defense to the attempted murder charges.Crawford and McNeal will re-enter pleas in court on Oct. 19.

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