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Man pleads guilty in Charleston hammer slaying

CHARLESTON (AP) — A former lawn care worker has pleaded guilty to killing a 90-year-old Charleston man with a hammer.

Media outlets report that 39-year-old Anthony David Caldwell pleaded guilty to first-degree murder on Monday. He entered the plea as his trial was set to begin in Kanawha County Circuit Court.

Prosecutors say Caldwell hit George Molle Jr. with a hammer and took money from the victim’s house.

Police found Molle’s body inside the house on Jan. 3.

Police say Caldwell had worked for a lawn-care business used by Molle.

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