New details postpone court date for man charged in 7-year-old's murder

New details postpone court date for man charged in 7-year-old's murder
Published: Dec. 3, 2015 at 4:08 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 17, 2016 at 4:57 AM EST
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SCOTTSVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A court appearance for the man charged in the murder of a 7-year-old south central Kentucky girl was postponed on Wednesday.

Timothy Madden, 38, is charged with kidnapping, rape, sodomy and murder in the death of Gabbi Doolin. Her body was discovered in a creek near Allen County-Scottsville High School on November 14.

Madden was taken into custody on Nov. 20.

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A preliminary hearing was set for Wednesday, but Madden's defense attorney confirmed they received a new report and the hearing has been rescheduled. He said the reports contain DNA laboratory results that were finalized the day Madden was taken into custody.

"With the information included in the report, it is important for me to move forward with the hearing until I conduct a further investigation," defense attorney Travis Locke said.

Locke also submitted two subpoena requests to the judge, asking two different people to provide surveillance video that he believes could contain recordings of Madden on Nov. 14, the day Gabbi was found dead in the creek behind Allen County Scottsville High School.

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Because the pretrial hearing was pushed back nearly two weeks, the grand jury could move forward and indict Madden before his trial arrives. Lock said he isn't worried about that.

In anticipation of the hearing, Gabbi's family, still shaken, were at the courthouse. 

In a separate hearing, Madden's son, Bradley, was also in court. He was arrested November 23 in Lafayette, Tennessee for using Facebook to make threats against the Scottsville Police Department.

During his arraignment on Wednesday, he mouthed the words "get me out," directed at his family sitting in the court room. He grinned from time to time. He entered a plea of not guilty on behalf of the judge.

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