The jury found Malkhaz Kobauri guilty of triple homicide and rape. (Interpressnews.)

TBILISI, DFWatch–A 19-year-old shepherd from Georgia was found guilty on Monday of savagely killing an American couple and their 4 year old son in July, 2018.

Apart of homicide of three people, Malkhaz Kobauri was also found guilty of other crimes, including rape.

He now faces a life sentence in jail.

The cold-blooded murder of entrepreneur Ryan Smith, his wife Lora Smith and their 4 year old son, Caleb, in July last year shocked Georgia.

The American family had lived in the country for at least six years and held dual American-Georgian citizenship.

The murder victims Lora, Caleb (4) and Ryan Smith.

The crime occurred as the family was spending its vacation in the picturesque Khada Gorge in Dusheti municipality,

on the southern slopes of the Greater Caucasus Range.

The killer was accompanying the family as a guide. The motive of the crime, according to prosecutors, was the shepherd’s intention to rape Lora Smith.