Thompson v. State
Court of Appeals of Georgia
626 S.E.2d 825 (2006)
Approximately 30 people were at a party in an apartment complex parking lot. An argument began between the victim and another person. Roger Thompson (defendant) came down from his apartment and fired a gun three times in the direction of the victim, towards the ground. One of the bullets grazed the victim, who ran away scared. Thompson claimed that he fired the gun only to calm the argument. The State of Georgia (plaintiff) charged Thompson with aggravated assault. A jury subsequently convicted Thompson. Thompson appealed, arguing that he could not be guilty of aggravated assault, because he did not intend to assault the victim.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Mikell, J.)
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