New Details In Doolin Case Raise Questions

Posted at 9:10 PM, Mar 07, 2016

Questions have been raised about whether the prime suspect in the murder case of 7-year-old Gabbi Doolin attempted to attempted kidnapping.

While the prime suspect, Timothy Madden, has remained behind bars, new details beg the question of whether or not he was involved in another attempted child abduction.

Gabbi Doolin was found raped and murdered in Allen county, Kentucky last November. Madden pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Recently obtained affidavits by Bowling Green Daily News cited a report from a family in West Virginia.

They said someone who looked very much like Madden attempted to abduct their child at a service station on Oct. 9., a little more than a month before Doolin was found murdered.

Police have not commented, but Madden may have an alibi. Madden's wife sent a photograph to NewsChannel 5.

She said her husband took the snapshot of her in the hospital on Oct. 9, and that he was not in West Virginia.

During this conversation, we also took the opportunity to ask how her husband explains how his DNA ended up on Gabbi at the crime scene.

She said he told her Gabbi had sat on his lap earlier on the day she disappeared. All of this, of course, will come up a trial likely later this year.

Prosecutors will decide later this month whether to seek the death penalty against Timothy Madden.

Timothy Madden remained behind bars on more than $1 million bond. The next hearing on the case was scheduled for July.