Madden Asks State To Help Pay For His Defense

Posted at 5:53 PM, Apr 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-30 19:16:24-04

The man accused of kidnapping, raping, and killing a 7-year-old Allen County, Kentucky girl is asking the state to help pay for his defense.

An attorney for Timothy Madden, Travis Lock, filed a motion earlier in April asking the state to declare his client an indigent person and to pay for certain services necessary to prepare for trial.

Madden is accused of kidnapping Gabbi Doolin from a high school football game in Scottsville, Kentucky in November 2015.

The motion states Madden initially hired and paid Lock to defend him, but now Madden is out of money. Lock has continued to defend Madden pro bono, but he needs funding to bring in expert witnesses ahead of the trial.

In a response, prosecutors said they don't believe Madden qualifies for financial assistance, but it will ultimately be up to the courts to decide what will happen next.

Madden's trial is currently slated to start on July 23 in Hardin County.