Verdict handed down in Bainbridge murder trial

Updated: Feb. 15, 2019 at 8:36 AM EST
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BAINBRIDGE, GA (WALB) - Thaddus Nundra was convicted of killing sixty seven year old, Hubert Moore in 2017. Nundra was sentenced to Life without the Possibility of Parole, followed by seven and a half years, consecutive to his life sentence.

Moore was shot to death in Bainbridge while he was delivering a daily edition of the Bainbridge Post-Searchlight.

Officials say the motive behind the killing was robbery, and that Thaddus Nundra was one of three men who wanted to hold up a store, but happened on Moore first.

Ronnie Dean McFadden, 42, Thaddus Nundra, 38, and Louis Lamorris Ousley, 29, were charged with killing Moore, a longtime employee of the Bainbridge Post-Searchlight.

South Georgia District Attorney Joe Mulholland had strong feelings about this case:

"On October 26th, 2017, the South Georgia Circuit suffered a tragedy that our small corner of Southwest Georgia is not accustomed to. Hubert Moore was shot and killed while preparing for his paper delivery in the early morning hours. Mr. Moore was not shot by an enemy, or a vindictive assailant, but rather was shot randomly by a man determined to rob Mr. Moore of his money.

"Mr. Moore had eight dollars on his person. The killer, Thaddus Nundra, was released from prison a year before the murder. Mr. Hubert spent the last moments of his life lying in an empty parking lot gasping for air. He left behind a wife of twenty-six years. They spent their time together raising cows, enjoying each other, and spoiling their little dog. This Valentine’s Day, Mr. Hubert’s widow wasn’t awakened by a kiss from her husband but rather an empty bed. She received no flowers, nor any signs of affection from her best friend Mr. Moore.

"The only peace I can give Mrs. Moore is that this Valentine’s Day the Jury convicted Thaddus Nundra. The Court sentenced him to Life without Parole. Thaddus Nundra will spend whatever time he has left on this world rotting in a ten by ten cell in the State System. While he certainly doesn’t deserve even this, I hope that the Moore family and friends can have some closure knowing that his killer will never see the light of day again as a free man.

“Our community was sickened by this crime. This is something that happens in Metro areas, not God’s Country. I cannot thank the Jury, Bainbridge Public Safety, Decatur County Sheriff’s Office, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, and all of the other parties that made this conviction become a reality. Our community will recover from this case and be stronger and more vigilant in the future. But we will never forget Mr. Hubert Moore. Rest in Peace and God Bless You Mr. Hubert.”

Others who were part of this murder were also convicted of lesser crimes. Ronnie McFadden was convicted of Conspiracy to Commit a Crime, and was sentenced to two and a half years in the State Penitentiary.

Louis Ousley pled guilty to Conspiracy to Commit a Crime and Criminal Attempt to Commit a Felony. Ousley pled during the trial and testified against the co-defendants. Ousley was sentenced to 20 years to serve in the State Penitentiary.

Nundra was represented by Erica Austin, McFadden by Chris Richardson, and Ousley by Pete Emmons.

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