SCOTTSVILLE, Ky. (AP) – The trial of a man charged with killing a 7-year-old girl will be moved from a Kentucky county.
The Bowling Green Daily News reports a judge ruled Thursday that 40-year-old Timothy Madden’s trial will not be in Allen County. The trial was also set for Feb. 26.
Madden’s attorney, Travis Lock, argued that pretrial publicity prevented Madden from receiving a fair trial in the county, which he supported with a defense-funded survey showing that most surveyed residents believed Madden was guilty.
Madden faces charges of murder, kidnapping, first-degree rape and first-degree sodomy in the November 2015 death of Gabriella “Gabbi” Doolin. Doolin was found dead in a wooded area near Allen County-Scottville High School, where a youth football game involving her brother was taking place.