Man guilty in attack


January 10, 2016

(Nashville, TN)  A Davidson County jury has found a Nashville man guilty of kidnapping, rape and robbery in a case described by the assistant district attorney as horrific.  Peterpal Tutlam, 31, was convicted Friday of attacking two men outside a south Nashville apartment complex in 2012.  The victims were beaten, stabbed repeatedly, robbed and forced to perform sex acts on each other by Tutlam and three other armed men.   Assistant District Attorney Megan King said the defendants were looking for someone to rob and had been casing the apartment complex when they came upon the victims.  “It took so much strength and courage for the victims to face the man who did this to them and to testify about the horrendous things they were put through,” King said.  “This was a random, callous act against innocent victims who were on their way to work when they were subjected to a violent and horrific attack by a group of men who should not be on the streets of Nashville,” Assistant DA Doug Thurman said.

Peterpal Tutlam will be sentenced on February 24. He faces 15-to-25 years on each of the six counts against him.  His three co-defendants in the case previously pled guilty to the charges.

Tutlam guilty verdict