Man accused in 7-year-old Ky. girl’s death pleads not guilty

25 Nov 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Kentucky man charged in murder of 7-year-old cheerleader pleads not guilty as girl’s mom sobs in courtroom.

Gabriella “Gabbi” Doolin, 7, disappeared from a crowd watching a youth football game Nov. 14 in Scottsville, a town of about 4,200 people near Bowling Green, CNN affiliate WSMV reported. Less than half an hour later her body was found in a creek about 400 yards from the Allen County-Scottsville High School stadium, where the game had been played, WSMV said. “It’s just something we never thought would happen,” Misty Hollars, a friend of the slain girl’s father, told WSMV. “We are a small town. Timothy Madden, 38, of Scottsville, was charged with murder, kidnapping, first-degree rape and first-degree sodomy, Kentucky State Police said at a press conference.

They can ask anybody that knows me.” Madden’s mother-in-law, Linda King, said Monday that Madden was shooting a video of the game and that as the father of five children — who range in age from 4 months to 20 years old — there is no way he could have hurt someone else’s child. “There’s no way this man could have done this vicious whatever because he’s not that kind of person,” King said. “He loves his kids, he loves his family.

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