A Kentucky man who raped and killed a 7-year-old girl will spend his life behind bars.
On Wednesday afternoon, Allen County Judge Janet Crocker enforced the commonwealth’s recommendation and sentenced Timothy Madden to life in prison without parole.
Officials say Madden killed Gabbi Doolin in November 2015 at a youth football game. She had only been reported missing for 30 minutes when police discovered Doolin in a creek near the football field.
Madden’s arrest came after officials found his DNA at the crime scene.
In August, Madden entered an Alford plea, which means he accepted the charges but maintains his innocence.