The judge presiding over the murder case against Timothy Madden has set deadlines for attorneys to make filings regarding forensic evidence.

A telephonic status conference was conducted Wednesday in Scottsville by Allen Circuit Judge Janet Crocker.

Madden, 39, of Scottsville, is charged with murder, first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy and kidnapping in connection with the Nov. 14 death of 7-year-old Gabriella "Gabbi" Doolin, whose body was found in a creek within a wooded area near Allen County-Scottsville High School.

He has pleaded not guilty to all counts.

Allen County Commonwealth's Attorney Clint Willis is seeking the death penalty in this case.

Crocker on Wednesday imposed a deadline of Oct. 7 for Madden's attorney, Travis Lock, to file paperwork requesting forensic testing of additional items of evidence that have been collected by investigators.

Willis was to provide Lock ahead of Wednesday's hearing with a list of items that have undergone forensic testing by the Kentucky State Police along with items that remain to be tested.

Willis' reply to Lock's request for additional testing must be filed by Oct. 21, according to an email from Leigh Anne Hiatt, public information officer for the Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts.

A pretrial conference has been set for Nov. 9.

State police arrested Madden on Nov. 20. Investigators collected a DNA sample from Madden as well as the clothes he was wearing on Nov. 14, according to court records.

Madden's arrest citation states that forensic analysis led to a positive match between the DNA sample collected from Madden and DNA recovered from Gabbi.

Manual strangulation and drowning were listed as the causes of Gabbi's death, and evidence suggests that the Scottsville girl was raped and sodomized, court records show.

Madden is being held in Christian County Detention Center, having been moved there last month from Barren County Detention Center in Glasgow in order to make room for additional inmates.

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