For Immediate Release: September 23, 2016

Annapolis, MD – Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Wes Adams announced today that David Ford was found guilty, by a jury, of 2nd Degree Murder in the stabbing death of Mohamed Eltahir. Circuit Court Judge Cathy Vitale was the presiding judge.

On July 8, 2015 in the area of Whitmore Court and Shelley Road in Glen Burnie, Mr. Eltahir was sitting on a park bench with his friends when they were approached by the defendant, Mr. David Ford. Mr. Ford then made offensive statements about Mr. Eltahir's sister. A verbal argument ensued resulting in the defendant striking the victim. The victim struck back causing the defendant to fall to the ground. The defendant then produced a knife and stabbed the victim in the chest, puncturing the victim's heart, causing the victim's death.

"This was a preventable death. The defendant in the case had a choice to walk away or engage in violent behavior. He chose violent behavior which resulted in the death of the victim," said Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Wes Adams. "However, once a crime was committed by Mr. Ford, the police and the State's Attorney's Office worked well together to convict Mr. Ford of 2nd Degree Murder," Mr. Adams continued.

Mr. Ford will be sentenced for his conviction of 2nd Degree Murder on November 16, 2016.

Assistant State's Attorney Pamela Alban prosecuted the case against Mr. Ford.

Annapolis, MD – Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Wes Adams announced today that David Ford was found guilty, by a jury, of 2nd Degree Murder in the stabbing death of Mohamed Eltahir. Circuit Court Judge Cathy Vitale was the presiding judge.

On July 8, 2015 in the area of Whitmore Court and Shelley Road in Glen Burnie, Mr. Eltahir was sitting on a park bench with his friends when they were approached by the defendant, Mr. David Ford. Mr. Ford then made offensive statements about Mr. Eltahir's sister. A verbal argument ensued resulting in the defendant striking the victim. The victim struck back causing the defendant to fall to the ground. The defendant then produced a knife and stabbed the victim in the chest, puncturing the victim's heart, causing the victim's death.

"This was a preventable death. The defendant in the case had a choice to walk away or engage in violent behavior. He chose violent behavior which resulted in the death of the victim," said Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Wes Adams. "However, once a crime was committed by Mr. Ford, the police and the State's Attorney's Office worked well together to convict Mr. Ford of 2nd Degree Murder," Mr. Adams continued.

Mr. Ford will be sentenced for his conviction of 2nd Degree Murder on November 16, 2016.

Assistant State's Attorney Pamela Alban prosecuted the case.

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