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.