Man charged with murder, rape of 7-year-old girl

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‘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.

SCOTTSVILLE, Ky. – Pink ribbons and balloons decorate a town saddened by the slaying of a 7-year-old girl, and a sign reads “Justice for Gabbi.” But no one is certain Scottsville, a peaceful community of 5,000, will ever be the same.Officers cuffed Timothy Madden, 38, on Friday in connection with the death of Allen County Scottsville High School child cheerleader Gabriella Doolin, Kentucky State Trooper B.J.

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. The arrest warrant said she died of manual strangulation and drowning. “In a small, rural community like ours, you read about those things happening, but you don’t ever imagine them happening in your hometown,” Allen County Judge-Executive Johnny Hobdy said Friday.

Gabriella Doolin (left in a family photo) disappeared while watching a Pee Wee football game with her parents at Allen County-Scottsville High School. A reporter asked if he had anything to say, and Madden replied, “I’m innocent.” “It’s changed everybody’s mindset,” Chris Carter, who has four children, said of Gabbi’s killing. 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. 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.

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. Kathy Saylors, picking up her granddaughter from school Friday afternoon, said she expects more precautions to be taken for children as a result of Gabbi’s death. 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. Her 8-year-old grandson rode the school bus with Gabbi and told Saylors he was scared after Gabbi was killed. “You take things for granted that nothing’s going to happen,” she said. “But now that it’s hit home, it’ll be different.

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