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Brentwood husband pleads not guilty to killing wife

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Randy Maidens appears in a Williamson County court to face civil charges in connection to the death of his wife, Dr. Rachel Maidens. Randy Maidens appears in a Williamson County court to face civil charges in connection to the death of his wife, Dr. Rachel Maidens.
A note by Randy Maidens was found at the death site. A note by Randy Maidens was found at the death site.
A note by Randy Maidens was found at the death site. A note by Randy Maidens was found at the death site.
FRANKLIN, TN (WSMV) -

A man accused of killing his wife in their Brentwood home in late April pleaded not guilty Tuesday to all four counts.

Randy Maidens is charged with murder in the death of his wife, Rachael Maidens, a local orthodontist. Her body was found at their home, located inside the exclusive Brentwood Governor's Club development.

Randy Maidens sat silently in court as attorneys began the process of arguing the felony counts that could send him to prison for the rest of his life.

The judge briefly took up the issue of the defendant's bond. A lower court slashed it from $2.5 million to $750,000, which Maidens managed to post.

The district attorney wanted a review of that decision but settled with a few additional conditions.

Maidens will remain free, for now, but the police and the district attorney can check his GPS monitoring at any time. He cannot drive or try to acquire a vehicle. And, for now, he can only return to his home - the scene of the crime - with his attorney and only after giving police a day's notice.

"We will comply with all the conditions that the judge has ordered," said Maidens' attorney, David Raybin. "We'll be back in November for another court appearance, and he's complying with the orders of the court and his residence location is being provided to the district attorney pursuant to the court order."

Maidens appeared briefly in a Williamson County court Monday for motions in connection with a civil lawsuit filed against him for his wife's estate, which is overseen by Rachael Maiden's mother.

Handwritten Notes Indicate Confession

Channel 4 News checked his criminal court file Monday and found handwritten notes written by Maidens that appear to be confessions.

A part of one of the notes reads, "Last night Rachael screamed @ me as she does every night of the week I am home, and I finally 'lost it.' I've been putting up w/ it for six years since I met her. I cannot no longer."

Randy Maidens goes on to apologize to a woman named GiGi, who is believed to be Rachael Maidens' mother, and asks that she cares for the couple's young daughter, not his mother.

Channel 4 News also learned from court filings that Maidens called one his lawyers in Nashville on the night of the murder.

Tuesday Maidens will appear in court again to face the criminal charges against him.

Maidens will be formally charged, and it is expected the district attorney will ask the judge to consider changing the bond.

The civil case, filed by Rachael Maidens' mother on behalf of the estate, seeks to prevent Randy Maidens from having access to the couple's assets, including their bank accounts, their Governor's Club home and Rachael Maidens' life insurance policy.

The judge will hear the bulk of the motions in a court appearance next month.

However, the judge did dismiss a contempt motion before him. Randy Maidens returned to the home on June 4 to retrieve clothing and personal items despite a judge deciding he could not return to the home.

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