Mohamed v. GeorgiaAnnotate this Case
Abdullahi Mohamed was convicted of malice murder in connection with the stabbing death of fellow inmate Johnny Lee Johnson. Following the trial court’s denial of his motion for new trial, Mohamed appealed, contending that the evidence was insufficient to sustain his conviction, the trial court erred in several instances, and that trial counsel was constitutionally ineffective The Georgia Supreme Court found evidence was sufficient to authorize a rational jury to find Mohamed guilty beyond a reasonable doubt of the crime of which he was convicted, and, accordingly, the trial court did not err in denying Mohamed’s motion for a directed verdict of acquittal. Furthermore, the Court determined Mohamed’s contention the trial court erred with respect to the admission of certain evidence and in its conduct of proceedings, had no merit. The Court found no ineffective assistance of trial counsel.