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Murdered orthodontist's mom 'pleased' with ruling

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Brentwood orthodontist Dr. Rachael Maidens was shot and killed in late April. Brentwood orthodontist Dr. Rachael Maidens was shot and killed in late April.
FRANKLIN, Tenn. -

The attorney for the mother of a slain Brentwood orthodontist says her client is "pleased" with a court ruling Monday that "maintains assets" for Dr. Rachael Maidens' two-year-old daughter.

The ruling keeps Dr. Maidens' husband, Randy, who is charged with killing his wife, from accessing most of the couple's accounts.

Kathleen Hale McClellan is the attorney for Betty Frisbie.  Frisbie has brought a civil wrongful death lawsuit against Randy Maidens on behalf of her deceased daughter's estate.

McClellan said Frisbie views Monday's ruling as a "win" for Natalie, the couple's daughter.

During almost a half hour on the stand Monday, Frisbie testified, "I want Natalie to have a chance... for him to be held accountable and responsible... for his actions."

The words may sum up why she brought the wrongful death suit while Maidens faces a criminal case as well.

Frisbie testified about future needs for Natalie, who is now in her care.

"I think the two biggest things is the long term, college, post-graduate if she wants that, and the medical stuff, I worry about her, she has a lot of questions," she told the court.

Frisbie also testified about why she believed that a temporary restraining order should continue.

It bans Randy Maidens from accessing most of his funds and those of his deceased wife.

After all day testimony from numerous witnesses, Judge Robbie Beal decided to make the temporary restraining order a temporary injunction.

Another key part of the ruling favored the defendant, who was not in court.

The judge said that Randy Maidens can now live in the Governors Club home where his wife was found shot to death on the evening of April 21.

He had previously only been allowed brief visits while accompanied by his attorney.

Before the decision at Monday's hearing, a residential real estate broker who lives in the Governor's Club testified "the market value of the home goes down if the defendant lives there."

Martin Warren added that "based on the accused's behavior, I believe it's a concern for every resident to have him back and living in that house."

Maidens is charged with criminal homicide, two counts of evidence tampering and child neglect after investigators found Natalie Maidens alone in the family's home.

He pleaded not guilty to all the counts against him last month, and remains out of jail on a $750,000 bond.

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

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

Previous Stories:

  • July 22, 2013: Slain orthodontist was shot 10 times, testimony reveals
  • June 25, 2013: Husband pleads not guilty to orthodontist wife's murder
  • 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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