Kentucky town shaken by killing of girl, 7

21 Nov 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

‘I had blood on my clothes because I brushed against a fence’: Married father-of-five accused of raping and murdering girl at football game insists he is innocent.

The married father of five arrested over the death of seven-year-old Gabriella Doolin claims evidence police found connecting him to the murder is not what it seems. Gabriella’s mother alerted police in the south-central Kentucky town of Scottsville that the girl had gone missing during a football game Saturday night. Gabriella Doolin (left in a family photo) disappeared while watching a Pee Wee football game with her parents at Allen County-Scottsville High School. Timothy Madden, whose children are aged from four months to 20 years old, was taken into custody in the case, charged with murder, kidnapping, first-degree rape and first-degree sodomy.

Gabriella Doolin served as a child cheerleader for a local high school football team and her mom reported her missing at a game in Scottsville Saturday night. I think – yeah, they did mention I had blood on my clothes or something, but because I rubbed against a fence – like I said, rubbed against a trash can.

Asked to give his version of events, Madden said: ‘Last time I seen her, I was we was – I was – sitting on the side of the [INAUDIBLE], like I always, watching the…smoking a cigarette. Hundreds of people mourned Gabriella’s death at a candlelight vigil in Scottsville on Sunday, and the state police asked the community to keep praying for her family Friday. According to his Facebook page, which has since been deleted, Madden works in construction and lives with his wife, Jodi King Madden, in Scottsville, as the site first reported. Authorities immediately began searching for Gabby and found her body 25 minutes later in a creek in a wooded area just 400 yards away from the school at 8.05pm. More than 500 people in the tight-knit community gathered Sunday night for a vigil with Gabby’s parents Brian and Amy Doolin to honor and remember their little girl. ‘We are a great city, a great community,’ he said. ‘We love one another.

But it’s a constant reminder that evil has no borders or boundaries. ‘Our children are safe going to school,’ he wrote. ‘This terrible tragedy is being treated as an isolated incident and we do not feel there is an ongoing threat.’ Doolin’s funeral was held Thursday at Scottsville Baptist Church.

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