FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 1, 2017 (Nashville, TN)—A Davidson County jury has found a Nashville man guilty of Premeditated First Degree Murder in the 2016 shooting death of a local teenager. Vana Mustafa, 19, was convicted of killing 18-year-old Aiad Malo after shooting him multiple times when the two encountered each other in the former Kmart store parking lot on Nolensville Pike.
The defendant and the victim grew up together but had a falling out. The testimony at trial indicated the falling out was also Mustafa’s motive for the homicide. “
Aiad’s death was heartbreaking for his large, close-knit family,” Assistant DA Jan Norman said. “Aiad and his twin-brother were the youngest of nine children. This verdict has helped give the Malo family some semblance of peace.”
Vana Mustafa was 17-years-old at the time of the murder. His case was transferred from juvenile court to Davidson County Criminal Court for trial. Vana Mustafa received a life sentence.