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A Kentucky man, was on his way to prison for the rest of his life after pleading guilty to the kidnapping and murder of a 7-year-old girl who disappeared during a football game.
Gabbi Doolin’s rape and murder, in 2015, which shocked the small rural town of Scottsville, Ky., close to the Tennessee border, where it has been done.
Timothy Madden, pleaded guilty on Saturday in exchange for a sentence of life without parole, as part of a plea deal with the prosecutors in each County, according to the report.
Reports in May said that he was facing the death penalty if convicted.
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Gabbi’s mother told me, WNKY, they had Madden, pleaded guilty on Friday.
“There is a sense of relief, but numbness,” Amy Doolin said, according to the station. “We were ready for a test, and this happened out of the blue.”
“I don’t even know how to explain how I feel, too,” she added. “We are thankful to you that you don’t have to go through a long process of trial.”
Madden was scheduled for trial in September.
As part of the plea deal, Madden maintained his innocence of raping Gabbi, under an Alford plea, in which he admitted prosecutors had enough evidence to convict him, according to the station.
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Gabbi was found in a creek behind the high school football field. The cause of death was asphyxiation and drowning, according to the report.
She had to go to the field with her parents to watch her 11-year-old brother playing in a youth football league.
Public prosecutor, Corey, Morgan said that he will lay out his case against Madden, with the order of October, according to the WNKY,
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“It’s been a long road for the victims. I’m looking forward to it, in order to demonstrate that the community, in Any County which he has done before,” Morgan said.