Man indicted in Kentucky girl’s rape and murder due in court

Timothy Madden in court Nov. 23, 2015 (Photo: WKRN)

ALLEN COUNTY, Ky. (WKRN) – The man accused of raping and murdering a 7-year-old girl during a little league football game in Scottsville, Ky. will be in court on Wednesday.

Timothy Madden, 38, will appear in Allen Circuit Court at 1 p.m. for an arraignment.

Madden was indicted on Dec. 11, 2015 by a special grand jury on charges of kidnapping, sodomy, rape and murder in the death of 7-year-old Gabbi Doolin.

Gabrella Gabbi Doolin
Gabbi Doolin (Courtesy: Facebook/Doolin family)

Investigators have said they have DNA evidence against Madden.

He was initially scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Dec. 2, 2015 but it was postponed after Madden’s attorney, Travis Lock, said he received new lab reports
just a short time before the hearing was set to begin.

Lock said he needed more time to review the documents.

Nine days after that hearing, Madden was indicted so the case now heads to circuit court.

Doolin’s body was discovered on the evening of Nov. 14, 2015 in a small stream of water in a wooded area behind the football stadium at Allen County-Scottsville High School.

Investigators said the little girl was strangled and drowned.

The crime happened on a Saturday night and Madden was arrested the following Friday, one day after Doolin’s funeral.

Madden, a former construction worker and father of five, has maintained his innocence since his arrest.

He previously pleaded not guilty to the charges in Allen District Court.

In December, Madden’s attorney told News 2 he subpoenaed video surveillance from local businesses that may show Madden on the date of the alleged crime.

Madden is in the Barren County Jail, about 30 miles away from Scottsville, Ky.

His court appearance Wednesday is expected to be brief.

He is being held on a $1 million bond.

News 2’s Lori Mitchell will be in the courtroom and will have new information about the case on News 2 at 4, 5 and 6 p.m.

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