Man handed life sentence for murder of PSL worker

Published 10:25 am Friday, February 15, 2019

Thaddus Nundra, 38, received a life sentence Thursday for the 2017 killing of former Post-Searchlight employee Hubert Moore.

Moore, 67, was killed early on the morning of Oct. 26, 2017, as he was preparing his delivery truck behind The Post-Searchlight building.

Two others affiliated with the murder, Ronnie Dean McFadden and Louis Ousley, were also tried and convicted during the four-day period at the Decatur County Courthouse. Ousley plead guilty Tuesday.

South Georgia Circuit District Attorney Joe Mulholland did not mince words on his opinion of the jury’s verdict.

“On Oct. 26, 2017, the South Georgia Circuit suffered a tragedy that our small corner of Southwest Georgia is not accustomed to,” Mulholland said.

“Hubert Moore was shot and killed while preparing for his Post-Searchlight newspaper delivery in the early morning hours. Moore was not shot by an enemy, or a vindictive assailant, but rather was shot randomly by a man determined to rob him of his money.

“Moore had eight dollars on his person. The killer, Thaddus Nundra, was released from prison a year before the murder. Moore spent the last moments of his life lying in an empty parking lot gasping for air. He left behind a wife of 26 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,” said Mulholland. “The Court sentenced him to Life Without Parole. Thaddus Nundra will spend whatever time he has left on this world rotting in a 10-by-10-foot 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 enough. 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.”