A Cobb County jury found Joshua Moulder guilty of the 2006 murder of Anthony Rudolph. A judge will sentence him Thursday.
Photo: Cobb County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Cobb County Sheriff's Office

Ohio man convicted in cold-case murder at Cobb motel

An Ohio man could receive life in prison after he was convicted of a 2006 shooting death at a Cobb County motel, officials said.

A cold-case unit of the district attorney’s office worked the case of Joshua Randall Moulder, 38, who was found guilty of murder and other charges Tuesday, spokeswoman Kim Isaza said.

Moulder killed Anthony Tyrone Rudolph of Cleveland, Ohio, on July 22 at the Knights Inn Atlanta Northwest motel on South Cobb Drive in Smyrna, authorities said. Rudolph was found dead with a gunshot wound in his head.

Prosecutors said Moulder robbed the victim of his wallet, money, cellphone and a vehicle.

Moulder was arrested at his home near Dayton, Ohio, by U.S. Marshals in December 2014.

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Police released no details at the time of the arrest or what led them to Moulder, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. After the killing, the only lead police announced was finding Rudolph’s vehicle a few days later at the Woodchase Apartments in Austell.

“The conviction marks the seventh successful cold-case homicide prosecution out of Cobb in recent years — a testament to the hard work and dedication those teams in this office put into solving these cases,” Chief Assistant District Attorney Jesse Evans said. 

Jurors also convicted Moulder of aggravated assault, armed robbery, possession of a firearm during commission of a felony and influencing a witness.

Sentencing is set for 10 a.m. Thursday.

In other news:

Police said they are investigating whether foul play was involved.

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