UPDATE: Man Pleads Guilty To Murdering Elderly Man

UPDATE 7/21/14 @ 11:35 a.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man has admitted to beating an elderly man he worked for to death with a hammer.

Anthony Caldwell pleaded guilty to first-degree murder Monday in the beating death of George Molle.

The murder happened at Molle's home in Kanawha City back in January.

Caldwell's trial was set to begin Monday.

A cigar box with money inside was taken from the house. A small tin jar with change was also stolen.

Police say surveillance video from a nearby bank captured the entrance to Molle's house and that is what led them to Caldwell's arrest.

Caldwell will be sentenced September 19.

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UPDATE 3/13/14 @ 11:45 p.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A Kanawha County man was charged Thursday after police say he murdered an elderly man he worked for.

Anthony Caldwell was indicted of murder and first degree robbery. Police said back in January 90-year-old George Molle was found face up with a "large amount of blood coming from his mouth."

A cigar box with money inside was taken from the house. A small tin jar with change was also stolen.

Police say surveillance video from a nearby bank captured the entrance to Molle's house and that is what led them to Caldwell's arrest.

Caldwell will be back in court April 2.

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ORIGINAL STORY 1/9/14 @ 12 a.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man was arrested Wednesday night in connection with the death of an elderly man late last week in Kanawha City, Charleston Police say.

Anthony Caldwell, 39, of Charleston, is charged with first-degree murder.

The body of George Molle Jr., 90, was found late Friday night at his home in the 4900 block of MacCorkle Avenue.

Police say Caldwell was a lawn service provider for Molle. Officers say Molle was found face up with a "large amount of blood coming from his mouth."

They say his neck was punctured and he appeared to have been strangled.

A cigar box with money inside was taken from the house, in addition to a small tin jar with change.

Police say surveillance video from a nearby bank captured the entrance to Molle's house. That's what led them to Caldwell as a suspect.

Officers actually tracked his path through Kanawha City by viewing surveillance video from other businesses.

Police say Caldwell was carrying a black trash bag out of the house.
They later found that trash bag in a dumpster behind the Drug Emporium in Kanawha City. It had a hammer and work gloves with blood inside.

If convicted, Caldwell faces up to life in prison.

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