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Husband pleads not guilty to orthodontist wife's murder

Posted: Updated: June 25, 2013 05:02 PM
FRANKLIN, Tenn. -

A Brentwood man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to the April murder of his wife, orthodontist Rachael Maidens, while agreeing to three new conditions to his $750,000 bond.

Randolph "Randy" Maidens entered a plea of not guilty on all four counts against him including criminal homicide.

The other charges include two counts of evidence tampering and child neglect after investigators found the Maidens' two-year-old daughter alone in the family's Governors Club home when they discovered Rachael Maiden's body on April 21.  She suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

Two-year-old Natalie Maidens was unharmed.

During Maiden's preliminary hearing last month, investigators testified that the youngster told them "daddy gone, daddy gone" at the time when police entered the residence.

Rather than review a motion filed by District Attorney Kim Helper saying Maidens' bond was previously lowered too much from an initial $2.5 million, the prosecution and defense agreed on the several new conditions.

They included Maidens not being able to drive or acquire a vehicle, additional GPS monitoring connected to the device he is currently wearing and adhering to provisions of a temporary restraining order agreed on Monday in the civil court "wrongful death" lawsuit.

That action was brought by Rachael Maiden's mother, Elizabeth "Betty" Frisbie, acting as administrator of her deceased daughter's estate.

As part of the temporary restraining order, Maidens cannot enter his $900,000 home without an attorney and without a 24-hour notice given to the Brentwood Police Department.

When asked by Judge James Martin if he understood the new provisions of his bond, Maidens raised his right hand and said "I do, Yes your honor" and "Yes, sir" to several questions.

Dr. Rachael Maidens worked as an orthodontist in Brentwood's Maryland Farms area.

Like she was for Monday's civil suit hearing, Maiden's mother was in court for Tuesday's arraignment and bond agreement.

She and Randy Maidens sat in the courtroom gallery for most of the last few days with less than 20 feet separating them.

Randy Maidens is next scheduled to appear in court July 22 regarding the civil lawsuit.

He isn't scheduled to return to court on the criminal charges until November 12.

Previous Stories:

  • June 24, 2013: Husband faces wrongful death suit following wife's murder
  • June 20, 2013: Maidens wrongful death suit reveals more about case
  • June 13, 2013: Man accused of killing orthodontist wife faces additional charges
  • June 4, 2013: Man accused of killing orthodontist wife bonds out of jail
  • May 23, 2013: Orthodontist murder suspect's bond lowered to $750K
  • May 1, 2013: Orthodontist murder suspect appears in court
  • April 24, 2013: Flurry of developments Wednesday in orthodontist murder case
  • April 23, 2013: Orthodontist murder suspect has hearing Wednesday
  • April 22, 2013: Brentwood residents say police slow in alerting to manhunt
  • April 21, 2013: Brentwood man charged with wife's death after overnight manhunt
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