Reported By Chris Bundgaard, Reporter - bio | email
Randy Maidens is charged in the April murder of his wife, Brentwood orthodontist Dr. Rachael Maidens.
FRANKLIN, Tenn. -
Brentwood murder suspect Randy Maidens won't be going back to live in the exclusive Governors Club home where his wife Rachael's body was found.
It appeared that he would be allowed back in the residence after a civil court ruling Monday in a wrongful death lawsuit brought by Rachael Maidens' mother, who is administrator of the deceased woman's estate. But both the murder suspect's attorney and the prosecutor of his criminal case said Wednesday Randy Maidens is not going to be living again at the home.
Williamson County District Attorney Kim Helper, the lead prosecutor on the case, and Maidens' attorney, David Raybin, huddled on Tuesday to make sure they both understood that the suspect would abide by conditions of his bond that was lowered in May from $2.5 million to $760,000.
"There was some suggestion in the media that Mr. Maidens wanted to go back to the house," Raybin told Nashville's News 2. "He cannot [and] has no desire to do that because he has to comply with conditions of bond [in his criminal case] that the judge set forth, and we are going to do that."
Among those conditions: Raybin or other attorneys working on the criminal case must accompany Maidens to the Governors Club home, but only after a 24-hour notification is given to Brentwood police.
Helper echoed Raybin's words when she told Nashville's News 2 Wednesday that "under the conditions of his release, he could not live [in the Governors Club home] unless that attorney was going to be with him 24 hours a day, seven days a week."
Maidens, who was released on the bond in early June, also wears a GPS device that can be tracked 24/7 and his movements are restricted to Davidson and Williamson counties.
The Monday court ruling in the civil wrongful death suit drew the attention of Brentwood Police.
The department released a statement Wednesday afternoon from Asst. Police Chief Tommy Walsh that said, "On Monday, July 22, 2013, a judgment was rendered in Williamson County Circuit Civil Court that would allow Randolph Maidens the ability to live in the residence located at 64 Governors Way. Despite the Civil Court ruling an agreed order was already in place in the Circuit Criminal Court by the Williamson County District Attorney's Office and the defense counsel of Mr. Maidens. That order restricts Mr. Maidens ability to live at the residence. The agreed order, approved by Judge Martin in the Circuit Criminal Court, will remain in place. Mr. Maidens will not be allowed back at the Governor's Club residence unless he follows the agreed upon restrictions set forth in Criminal Court. Those restrictions include constant GPS tracking, notification to the Brentwood Police Department prior to visiting and after leaving the residence, and being accompanied by legal counsel at all times while at the residence. Additional questions concerning this matter should be directed to the Williamson County District Attorney's office."
Rachael Maidens was found shot to death on the evening of April 21. She was a Brentwood orthodontist and mother to the couple's two year-old daughter.
The child was found alone in the home by police investigators when they discovered her mother's body.