Defendant Convicted of Double-Murder Shooting at House Party
DATE: October 19, 2023
CASE: Andrew Granderson (Case #21FE007983)
PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Kimberly Macy, Homicide Unit
Andrew Granderson was convicted by a jury of two counts of first-degree murder, gun use allegations and the special circumstance of committing multiple murders.
On November 1, 2020, Joseph Ash and Micah Nero (both 18 years old) hosted a party at Mr. Ash’s apartment. The party was advertised on Snapchat and open to the public. Several people attended, including a friend of Andrew Granderson who was meeting him at the party. Granderson’s friend arrived first and was robbed of his jewelry by unknown males. The friend left the party and was walked to his car by Mr. Nero because the friend was concerned he would come across the robbers. After leaving, the friend told Granderson what had happened and Granderson insisted on returning to the party. When he knocked on the front door, both victims went to answer the door. As soon as the door opened, Granderson shot and killed both victims.
Due to the extensive investigation by Sacramento Sheriff’s Office homicide detectives, they were able to identify Granderson as the shooter in the double murder.
Granderson faces two life sentences without the possibility of parole. Sentencing is set for January 19, 2024, in Department 32 before the Honorable James Arguelles.