NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A man has been found guilty of killing his roommate, who was a custodian at Montgomery Bell Academy.
It took the jury less than three hours to find Gai Kuot guilty of first degree premeditated murder, felony murder, and especially aggravated robbery on Monday morning.
Malith Wiek, 33 was found shot to death next to a fence at the corner of 42nd Avenue and Indiana Avenue on April 21, 2010. His wallet had been stolen His 1997 Nissan Sentra was found that afternoon in an East Nashville alley that runs between Granada and Sharpe Avenues.
Wiek and Kuot shared an apartment on Maudina Avenue. They were both originally from Sudan.
Malith Wiek was one of the Sudanese refugees known as the Lost Boys of the Sudan who escaped their home country in the midst of a civil war.
He had been working as a custodian at Montgomery Bell Academy for six years at the time of his death.
Kuot faces an automatic life sentence of at least 51 years in prison for the first degree murder charge.