SCOTTSVILLE, Ky. — The trial of a man charged with killing a 7-year-old girl will be moved from a Kentucky county.

The Bowling Green Daily News reports a judge ruled Thursday that 40-year-old Timothy Madden’s trial will not be in Allen County. The trial was also set for Feb. 26.

Madden’s attorney, Travis Lock, argued that pretrial publicity prevented Madden from receiving a fair trial in the county, which he supported with a defense-funded survey showing that most surveyed residents believed Madden was guilty.

Madden faces charges of murder, kidnapping, first-degree rape and first-degree sodomy in the November 2015 death of Gabriella “Gabbi” Doolin. Doolin was found dead in a wooded area near Allen County-Scottville High School, where a youth football game involving her brother was taking place.

Information from: Daily News,

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