2 men convicted in deadly robbery of tourist in Tennessee

November 9, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Prosecutors say two men have been convicted on charges including murder and robbery in a Tennessee tourist’s death.

Assistant District Attorney Chandler Harris tells news outlets a jury found 24-year-old Andy Nunez and 27-year-old Joseph Santillan guilty Thursday. Harris says the family of 30-year-old Teddy Grasset is pleased with the result.

The men had been accused of shooting the Los Angeles denim designer in 2016 while he was walking with a friend in downtown Nashville. Authorities say surveillance video showed they randomly approached the two in a car, and shot Grasset as he and his friend ran in different directions.

Prosecutors say the car’s driver, 22-year-old Daniela Cruz, hasn’t gone to trial yet.

The case attracted strong interest partly because tourists often visit downtown and violent deaths there are rare.

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