New attorney to prosecute Kentucky man accused of raping, killing seven-year-old girl

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SCOTTSVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Update 11/8/18
A new attorney will be prosecuting a well-known Kentucky murder case.

Seven-year-old Gabbi Doolin was raped and murdered in 2015 in Allen County.

Timothy Madden is charged with the crime.

Clint Willis has the case now, but Corey Morgan will take it over soon because he won the election for Commonwealth's Attorney.

Even with the change, Morgan does not expect a delay in the trial.

Update 9/26/18
We now know when a man accused of raping and killing a seven-year-old girl will go to trial.

Police said Timothy Madden killed Gabbi Doolin almost three years ago.

She was found dead near Allen County-Scottsville high school.

Madden's trial is set for September 4 of 2019.

It's being moved to Hardin County because of publicity surrounding the murder case.

Original Story
A judge has delayed the trial of a man charged with killing a 7-year-old Kentucky girl and changed the venue.

WBKO-TV reports Judge Janet Crocker ruled Friday that the trial for Timothy Madden will be held in Hardin County instead of Allen County, and that it won't begin on Feb. 26 as scheduled. Crocker set a hearing on Feb. 13 to discuss a new trial date.

Madden faces charges of murder, kidnapping, first-degree rape and first-degree sodomy in the November 2015 death of Gabriella "Gabbi" Doolin. Doolin was found dead in a wooded area near Allen County-Scottville High School, where a youth football game involving her brother was taking place.

Madden's attorney, Travis Lock, had argued that pretrial publicity prevented Madden from receiving a fair trial in Allen County.

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