Mohamud v. GeorgiaAnnotate this Case
After a jury trial, Faud Abdulaziz Mohamud was found guilty of malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. On appeal, Mohamud argued, among other things, that he received ineffective assistance of counsel and that the trial court made evidentiary errors. After review of the case, the Supreme Court concluded the evidence was sufficient to enable the jury to find Mohamud guilty of the crimes for which he had been charged beyond a reasonable doubt. Furthermore, the Court concluded Mohamud failed to prove that he received ineffective assistance of counsel. However, because the aggravated assault was wholly included in the act of malice murder, the State conceded the charge should have been merged with the conviction for malice murder for purposes of sentencing. As a result, Mohamud's sentence for aggravated assault was vacated and the case remanded for resentencing.