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Ford v. State

Court of Appeals of Maryland
625 A.2d 984 (1993)


Facts

Maurice Edward Ford (defendant) and three other youths stood on a highway overpass and hurled large rocks at traveling vehicles that caused significant property damage and a number of serious injuries. In a 90-count indictment, Ford was charged with eight counts of assault with intent to murder, one count of assault with intent to maim, 28 counts of assault with intent to disable, 29 counts of assault and battery, and 24 counts of malicious destruction of property. A jury convicted Ford on 52 counts and sentenced him to 39 years in prison. Ford appealed. The court of special appeals reversed Ford’s conviction on two of the counts and affirmed the remainder. The Maryland Court of Appeals granted certiorari to review.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Chasanow, J.)

Concurrence (McAuliffe, J.)

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