Timothy Madden: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Less than a week after the devastating murder of a 7-year-old girl while she watched her brother play high school football in Kentucky, police have made an arrest. The Kentucky State Police have confirmed that 38-year-old Timothy Madden has been taken into custody in Scottsville and is accused of killing Gabriella Doolin. He’s facing charges of kidnapping, rape, sodomy, and murder.

You can watch video of him leaving the Allen County Detention center above. He tells the waiting reporters that he’s innocent.

Timothy Madden mugshot

Madden’s mugshot from the Barren County Detention Center.

Madden has since been moved to the Barren County Detention Center in Glasgow, Kentucky. He’s being held on a $1 million bond there.

Here’s what you need to know:

1. He Went to the High School Where Gabriella Doolin Was Found Dead

Timothy Madden Facebook page


Prior to his arrest, Madden deleted his Facebook page; you can view a cached version of it here. Of the information that can be taken from that page, Madden is clearly a fan of cars, country music, and is a member of a group called “Being a Redneck.”

He attended Scottsville High School, the location where Gabriella Doolin was killed. She disappeared during her brother’s Scottsville football game on November 14. Shortly afterwards, her body was found in a nearby ravine. She had been attending the game with her mother, Amy. In a jailhouse interview with WDRB, Madden said the allegations were “all bogus. I’m a very innocent man. They can ask anybody that knows me.” He alluded that his interview was due to “small town gossip.”

2. He Has 5 Kids

Timothy Madden's wife Jodi Facebook page

Madden pictured with his wife, Jodi. (Facebook)

WKRN reports that Madden went to high school with Doolin’s father, Brian. The station adds that Madden is the father of five children. The suspect works in construction, reports WBKO. He lists Charles Deweese Construction as his employer, though WBKO’s Jake Boswell reports that he hasn’t worked there since October 2014. He told WDRB that his son was playing in the football game that Doolin was there to watch when she was killed. He told the station that his children’s ages are spread across 20 years.

Timothy Madden Mugshot

(Allen County Detention Center)

The station adds that he lives along Mount Carmel Church Road, where police could be seen searching the night after Doolin was killed.

Jodi King Facebook page


Online records show that Madden lives along Mount Carmel Church Road with wife Jodi King Madden and their children. Of the five kids, only two are Jodi Madden’s. When her husband was arrested, she had the above MEME, created to preserve the memory of Gabriella Doolin, as her Facebook profile photo.

3. His Wife Has Suffered ‘3 Strokes Since August 21’ & Madden Had ‘Not Left Her Side Since’

Timothy Madden Wife Jodi


According to a Go Fund Me page for Jodi Madden, she suffers from “a rare form of Vasculitis called Takayasu’s Arteritis.” That page says that on August 21, she suffered the first of three strokes and had to be airlifted from Scottsville to Louisville, Kentucky. The page’s creator writes “Her husband Timmy has not left her side since the very first stroke on the 21st.” In the mean time, Jodi Madden’s parents were looking after the five children.

An update written on the page in September said that Jodi Madden had been moved to a hospital in Bowling Green, Kentucky, about 25 miles north of their home in Scottsville. The update say that she was undergoing “extensive” therapy that included speech and physical treatment. It reads “She is able to talk some, but at times she is confused. She can move her right fingers a little but still has no movement with her right leg.”

On April 30, she posted a photo of an ultrasound to her Facebook page, she said in the comments section that she was 25 weeks pregnant with a baby boy, adding “with my health issues it’s kinda scary.” There is no mention of her pregnancy on her Go Fund Me page. In his WDRB interview, Madden mentioned that one of his kids is close to 4 months old. He also said that his only criminal record were misdemeanors from “years ago” that included traffic offenses and bad checks.

4. Her Father Wrote About Madden on Facebook Saying ‘This Animal Should Not Be Walking & Breathing’

Amy Doolin Facebook page

Gabriella Doolin pictured with her mother, Amy. (Facebook)

Just prior to the announcement of Madden’s arrest, Brian Doolin wrote on his Facebook page:

Please justice, take over for my baby, I love her so much… This animal should not be walking and breathing… I love yalls babies too, I wish this evil could be taking off this planet.

I have made plenty of mistakes and sinned in my life, but NEVER have this kind of rage entered in to my heart…. I’ve tried to stay strong but my baby girl was always my weakness.

Gabriella Doolin Facebook tribute page

Gabriella Doolin. (Facebook)

During his WDRB interview, Madden said this daughter was a cheerleader with Doolin.

In tribute to her daughter, Gabriella’s mother, Amy said “Gabbi loved attention. She loved balloons. She loved parties. She represented everything that represented being happy. She would’ve been smiling that big beautiful smile because that was for her.”

Gabriella Doolin murder suspect

(Go Fund Me)

A Go Fund Me page for Gabriella Doolin has so far raised over $41,000 for her family. The arrest comes the day after little Gabriella Doolin’s funeral which took place in Scottsville on the night of November 19, reports WHAS.

5. Investigators Have Not Said Exactly How Doolin Was Killed

Her death was being investigated by the Kentucky State Police. It was two days after her death when investigators declared that Gabriella Doolin had been murdered. The exact cause of death has not been revealed. In their message announcing the arrest of Madden, the KSP wrote that he was arrested by the officers from the Bowling Green barracks.




Not to be crude, but a pubic hair or semen found in or on the child will give up DNA that is irrefutable evidence. It take a few weeks to get lab DNA, but a hair can be visually matched in hours by state police labs. I think they would have that if they made an arrest. He’s guilty.

Annika Smyslov

OK, we’re going to execute him now, but, will you agree to stand in front of a firing squad next week and be buried beside him if it turns out someone made a mistake?


DNA found on her body matched his according to Kentucky State Police during their press conference as well as in the arrest warrant. Blood was aslo found on his clothes. They have the right man.


It’s a known fact that dna can be planted very easily. Give the man a trial before proclaiming guilt.


I think jodi and her health along with other children should not be posted


I agree with you. That was not important and I personally think it was posted to make people have compassion for him, rather than the family or the child.


I think she’ll be having another stroke after this. What a piece of shit man, and don’t even tell me that his wife and family had no idea he was a monster.

ananymouse 2

you can’t condemn a man on hearsay! where are the facts? prove????


They wouldn’t have arrested him on hearsay. They have something on him. He had blood on his clothes the night of the football game….

David Brinton

They wouldn’t have arrested him on heresay? Are you kidding me? Police arrest whoever they think they can make a case against It has nothing to do with who committed the crime. 1/3 of the people on death row have been set free since DNA testing began. And yet, the government refuses to provide DNA testing to everyone on death row. You have to first prove there’s a basis for wanting the test done. The only reason to have such a rule is because they know what will happen if they test everyone. And if 1/3 of those on death row have been proven innocent by DNA testing, imagine what the rate of wrongful conviction for the general population must be.


you are correct!!!! the article says he is 38…. looks more like 58. SAD days and times! RIP Gabriella Doolin!


Wow…racist remark. Come on now. Actually if you read statistics there are more white men who rape and kill babies than black.
But does this really matter? !

I see you

Anonymous: are you schizo or something, commenting & replying to yourself?

Annika Smyslov

They’re claiming DNA. Did you notice how the ‘5 facts’ claims (at #4) that the girl’s father said of Madden……..this animal – then, if you read, he was calling an animal whoever murdered his daughter, not specifically Madden, who is yet to be convicted in a court of law. The court of public opinion, as always, already has the verdict and sentence in.


DNA found on her little body matched his. Pretty much sums this one up. Kentucky Police stated it in their press conference as well as in the arrest warrant which has been posted on several occasions.


You can in Illinois. Drew Peterson is in jail from hear say evidence for murdering his wife.


Really Anonymous? hear say…How about the other two dead wives of his??….you mean hear say like the hear say for YEARS about Cosby drugging women?…Hey where there’s smoke there fire when males like you write stuff like heresay and other shit, to put a doubt or invalidate a victim..it just makes me think you’ve either done something rank in the past or your thinking about it…your the male who when a woman or child comes forward…your the first one to say…”Ah shes lying” or why did she wait…or some other BS….you dont say OMG how horrible is that…No straight .to the B is lying kind of attitude . Scary, either way you cut it, your thought process is scary….what did you say when it came out priests were buggering little boys? or when Sandusky was hurting little boys? in fact when it comes out that boys are molested they dont seem to get as much flak as girls or women…is that just the myopic view of a man that hates women?I wouldnt want to meet you in a dark alley….


People are people. Nearly every time a person is arrested for a horrific crime the friends and family are shocked. Good and evil reside in all of us. Thinking that only isolated “monsters” do such things only hurts the chances of stopping crimes like these from happening in the first place. The vast majority of crimes against children are committed by highly trusted friends and family members or casual community aquataitences.


They may not have know and it’s definitely not their faults. It’s wrong to blame someone who didn’t do anything. And u say they as if children are responsible for their father. Not right

Carole Friel

Regarding Jodi’s health issues, play a big part in this puzzle. Take into consideration, that she had 5 children and the youngest being just 4 months old and she was already 25 weeks pregnant again with the 6th child. No wonder she’s having strokes. Seems like this man has no self control, impregnating his wife while his last one was only 2 months old. Strokes in August, more than likely eliminated sex from his life. I would guess that sex played a major role in his life. Think about it !


Only two children are Jodi’s,the three oldest boys are by first wife

Annika Smyslov

I’ll think about this: 25 weeks is almost 6 months. A child of 4 months is 4 months old. If he impregnated his wife again when his last one was only 2 months old, then that would have been two months earlier. If she was impregnated two months earlier, then how is it that she is 25 weeks pregnant?

Carole Friel

Regarding his wife Jodi’s health issues, they play a big part in this puzzle. Take into consideration, that she had 5 children and the youngest being just 4 months old and she was already 25 weeks pregnant again with the 6th child. No wonder she’s having strokes. Seems like this man has no self control, impregnating his wife while his last one was only 2 months old. Strokes in August, more than likely eliminated sex from his life. I would guess that sex played a major role in his life. Think about


You need to re-read the article. Only two of the children are Jodi’s biological children. The other children are her step children.

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