State Police investigators spent the better part of Monday and Tuesday searching for evidence on the Waibel Road property where Kami's body was found and also in the surrounding neighborhood. The girl's body was sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore.

During his bail review in District Court in Elkton Friday morning, Madden "declined to come down" and appear on closed circuit television for the hearing, according to staff at the Cecil County Detention Center, where he is being held.

Cecil County District Court Judge Stephen Baker ordered him to continue to be held without bond and then briefly discussed with prosecutors whether Madden would still be eligible for the death penalty, with none of them reaching any conclusions.

The General Assembly passed legislation in its most recent session repealing capital punishment, but that legislation, which was signed into law by the governor, will not go into effect until Oct. 1.

During Friday's court proceeding a preliminary hearing on the murder charges was also set for July 12.

The funeral for Kami Ring, who lived in the Cecil County community of Charlestown with her mother, stepfather, half-brother and half-sister, will be held Monday in North East.

Prior prison time

Madden has prior contact with the state criminal justice system dating to 2002 when he was 18 and, according to state court records, was charged with multiple theft and related counts. He subsequently pleaded guilty to a single count of theft over $500.

According to charging documents from that case, Madden helped three other suspects steal five cars from Greenway Motors in North East. He also admitted to stealing a Cadillac from 3 York Drive near Port Deposit on Jan. 24, 2002. He was arrested after a pick-up truck was found set on fire on England Creamery Road near North East on Jan. 28. Madden and three other suspects fled on foot and were apprehended after 40 minutes, according to the documents.

Erin Julius, a spokesperson for the state Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services explained via e-mail Friday that Madden entered the state prison system in January 2003 to serve 15 months starting from July 22, 2002 for grand larceny. He was released to mandatory supervision on April 24, 2003, with Julius noting that the time he spent in the local detention center prior to the disposition of the case would have counted toward his time served.

According to the department, mandatory supervision "means the release of an inmate from the Institution to the supervision of the Division of Parole and Probation, on the date that the inmate has served the equivalent of his or her full sentence minus allowances for diminution of the period of confinement or sentence provided for by law."

Julius wrote that Madden "was received back at DPSCS" on Nov. 13, 2009 to serve five years "for violating probation in the same grand larceny case and was then released to mandatory supervision" on Nov. 19, 2012.

Julius also wrote a Parole Commission "retake warrant" was issued on Dec. 3, 2012 and Madden was returned to DPSCS on Dec. 12. He was again released to mandatory supervision on Feb. 8, 2013, she wrote.

Aegis staff member Allan Vought contributed to this article.