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Man Accused Of Wife's Murder Waives Preliminary Hearing

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BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – The man accused of killing his wife inside their Brentwood home was in court for the first time Wednesday morning.

Randolph Maidens waived his right to a preliminary hearing, which he is entitled to within 10 days of arrest.

Brentwood Police said Maidens shot and killed his wife, Dr. Rachael Maidens, inside their Brentwood home at the Governor's Club on Sunday, April 21. He was taken into custody after an overnight manhunt.

While the motive for the killing remains unclear, prosecutors want to make certain he stays in jail.

Maidens' ex-girlfriend, Larissa Farley, spoke exclusively with NewsChannel 5. She went to prom with Maidens and has been friends with him for decades.

Farley said it's a complete shock that he is accused of this crime. "It breaks my heart, and he looks hurt," said Farley. "Something has happened in his life to really snap to do something like this, I just see a lot of pain in his face."

Though the defense didn't want to comment at this time, Maidens' attorney indicated in court that they plan to have a bond reduction hearing along with a preliminary hearing set for May 23. Maidens was held on $2.5 million bond.

The couple had a young child who is staying with family.

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