New trial date set for man charged in rape, slaying of girl

Timothy Madden

SCOTTSVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A judge has set a new trial date for a man accused of raping and killing a 7-year-old girl in southern Kentucky.

The Daily News reports Allen County Circuit Judge Janet Crocker set a September 4 trial date during a hearing Tuesday in Scottsville.

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The move comes after a new attorney was appointed for 41-year-old Timothy Madden, who faces charges of murder, kidnapping, rape and sodomy in the death of Gabriella “Gabbi” Doolin.

Doolin was found dead in November 2015 in a wooded area near Allen County-Scottville High School, where a youth football game involving her brother was taking place.

The trial will be held in Hardin County due to publicity surrounding the case.