Arrest made in 2008 Smithville cold case

An arrest was made in a 2008 murder case. / Sasha Lenninger

An arrest was made in a 2008 murder case.

GBI and the Lee County Sheriff's Office arrested 43-year-old Timothy Danue French Friday morning in Smithville. French is charged with stabbing 82-year-old, Smithville resident A.J. Mosley.

Mosley was stabbed to death in his Smithville home located at the intersection of Highway 19 and Pettis Road.

According to Bryan Smith with GBI, it was information from a number of Smithville and Lee Country residents and physical evidence that connected French to the crime.

The GBI has released the following statement:
On Friday, January 10, 2014, Timothy French, 43 year old male was arrested and charged with the murder of Arthur James Mosley.French was arrested in Smithville, Georgia without incident.

On January 15, 2008 Arthur J. Mosley, 82 year old male, was brutally murdered in his Pettis Road residence. Mosley died as a result of multiple stab wounds to his chest and head. Since the murder was discovered, GBI Agents have been working continuously seeking evidence which would lead to the one(s) responsible for Mosley's death. Recently new evidence was uncovered that pointed to French as being the one responsible for Mosley's death. Today's arrest of French is the result of that hard work. The Lee County Sheriff's Department along with the GBI Crime Lab assisted and did tremendous work during this investigation.

Court proceedings are pending in this case and therefore no other information can be released at this time.

FOX 31 was able to talk with Mosley's daughters and they said today is such a great day for them as they are able to get closure.

"I'm actually so excited. I'm like a kid in a candy factory. This is one of the best days of my life," says Sylvia Mosley.

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