CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Police arrested a Charleston man Wednesday night claiming he murdered the man for whom he performed lawn work.
Police charged Anthony Caldwell, 39, with last weekend’s death of 90-year-old George Molle, whose body was found in his Kanawha City home last Saturday.
Detectives said they were able to track down Caldwell from video surveillance at a bank near Molle’s home. They also saw Caldwell on other surveillance cameras in Kanawha City.
The criminal complaint filed against Caldwell said Molle had strangulation marks on his neck and puncture wounds on his head. There were also defensive wounds indicating Molle was fighting back. Police said they also found a bloody hammer.
Police have not released a motive, but reports indicate Caldwell confessed to the crime. He apologized to reporters on his way to magistrate court Wednesday night.
“I’m truly sorry for the lives I’ve touched. I’m sorry,” he said.
Caldwell was being held in the South Central Regional Jail without bail late Wednesday night.