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Timeline In The Case Against Casey Anthony Tuesday, February 03, 2009 8:48:48 AM Tools: E-mail | Print | Feedback | Jan. 30, 2009 Judge Stan Strickland hears five motions in the case. He denied a defense motion to kick prosecutors off the case. He granted the defense's request to inspect the site where Caylee's body was found. He turned down a request by the defense for the records of Texas Equusearch. A motion regarding the defense's witness list was considered moot because it had already been resolved. The next status hearing was not scheduled. Jan. 29, 2009 Judge Stan Strickland orders Casey Anthony to appear at all court hearings in her case. Jan. 23, 2009 George Anthony is found safe at the Hawaii Motel in Daytona Beach, and was taken to Halifax Hospital. Daytona Beach police says he had sent messages to family members saying he did not want to live anymore. Jan. 22 George Anthony is reported missing after failing to show up for a meeting with lawyer Brad Conway at the Anthony home. Jan. 22 A new motion hearing in the case against Casey Anthony is scheduled for Jan. 30. The hearing will decide whether Jose Baez can obtain records from Texas EquuSearch in the search for Caylee, and whether Baez can inspect the scene where Caylee's remains were found. Jan. 21 New documents reveal interviews conducted with Casey Anthony's friends, as well as text messages Casey sent in July, after her daughter went missing. Jan. 13 Roy Kronk appears on "Good Morning America," saying he first saw a suspicious bag in August in the area where he eventually found Caylee's remains in December. Kronk claimed the deputy he reported the bag to did not want to investigate further, because the area was under water and infested by snakes at the time. Jan. 8 Judge Strickland rules Jose Baez can set up a secure database for images of Caylee's remains. Baez was told the photos cannot leave his office until he can prove that he has a secure Web site. He cannot make copies of the photos. Jan. 8 Judge Jose Rodriguez denies a request by lawyers for Zenaida Gonzalez to depose Casey Anthony before her criminal trial. Dec. 30, 2008 Word comes that Roy Kronk, the meter reader who discovered Caylee's remains, could be eligible for the reward offered for information leading to Caylee's return. Dec. 29 Lee Anthony, Casey's brother, retains an attorney. Dec. 24 An anonymous donor drops 125 gift-wrapped toys from Bloomingdale's off at Caylee's memorial site. The Orlando Union Rescue Mission will give the toys to the 84 children in the organization's custody. Dec. 23 Jose Baez files a motion requesting pictures, X-rays and other documentaion of the remains of Caylee Anthony when they were originally found and during the autopsy. Judge Stan Strickland rules the documents must be turned over within two weeks. Dec. 19 The Orange-Osceola County Medical Examiner confirms that the remains found near the Anthony home do belong to Caylee Marie Anthony. Dec. 18 Sheriff's spokesman Angelo Nieves says that they continue to find more bones in the area where a child's skeletal remains were found and are expanding their search to a larger area. He also said the meter reader who found the remains had called in tips three times before on Aug. 13. Deputies responded to one of those calls. Dec. 12 Orange County Sheriff Kevin Beary says the skeletal remains' measurements and hair color match that of Caylee Anthony. The Kid Finders Network calls off actively searching for Caylee. Dec. 11 The skeletal remains of what appeared to be a small child are found one-quarter mile from the Anthony home. See Detailed Updates by the Minute Dec. 11 Judge Stan Strickland postpones the murder trial of Casey Anthony. A new status hearing is set for Jan. 15. Dec. 10 Jose Baez requests Caylee sightings video through subpoena duces tecum. Dec. 5 State says it will not seek the death penalty against Casey Anthony. Dec. 4 Jailhouse visits between Caylee and her family are released. Nov. 25 Judge Stan Strickland orders prosecutors to turn over all evidence to the defense. He also ruled that the defense can't test the hair found in Casey Anthony's trunk because there is too little of a sample left. Nov. 21 Anthony family releases photo to News 13 that they received of a little girl playing at a mall that they think could be Caylee. Nov. 20 Attorney Mark NeJame resigns as the attorney for George and Cindy Anthony. Nov. 19 Bounty hunter Leonard Padilla says one of his associates -- who had been inside the Anthony home -- told him that Casey criticized people looking for her daughter, saying they hadn't even found the clothes she was wearing. Nov. 14 World famous forensic scientist Henry Lee examines Casey Anthony's car. Police said they found evidence of human decomposition and a hair belonging to Caylee in the trunk. Nov. 13: Divers search a lake in Blanchard Park for Caylee Anthony. A plastic bag with what appeared to be bones and toys, and that was weighed down with bricks, was recovered. However, authorities said the find was not significant to the investigation. Nov. 8 Texas EquuSearch leads group of volunteers in a search of a 25- acre area around Orlando International Airport for Caylee. They found nothing. Nov. 5 Judge agrees to continue Casey's check fraud hearing to Dec. 11. Oct. 31 Orange County Jail officials warn Casey Anthony's attorney, Jose Baez, about hugging his client during jail visits. Oct. 28 Trial date on first-degree murder charges set for Jan. 5. A pre-trial date was set for Dec. 11. Oct. 24 Forensic tests on the trunk of Casey Anthony's car are released. The air sample tests show evidence of human decomposition, and that a hair found in the trunk is "microscopically similar" to hair found in Caylee's hair brush. The report also confirmed the presence of chloroform. Oct. 21 Child neglect charges are dropped against Casey Anthony after she is charged wtih murder and child abuse. Oct. 22 A tip line established by the Anthony family for leads to help find Caylee alive opened at midnight. The number is (888) 231-5618. Oct. 15 Casey Anthony has her first appearance before a judge and no bond is allowed because she has been charged with a captial crime -- murder. Oct. 14 A grand jury indicts Casey Anthony on seven counts, including first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse, aggravated manslaughter and four counts of providing false information. Sept. 23 591 pages of files were released by the Orange County Sheriff's Office, including text messages, interviews with family and friends. Sept. 16 Casey Anthony was taken before a judge and then released on $1,250 bond. She was, again, fitted with an ankle monitoring device. Sept. 15 Casey Anthony turns herself in on new economic charges unrelated to Caylee's disappearance. The charges include uttering a forged instrument, petty theft and criminal use of personal information. Sept. 7 Texas EquuSearch temporarily calls off the search for Caylee Anthony, citing environmental conditions and concerns. Sept. 6 Orange County deputies retrieve a handgun from the trunk of George Anthony's car. Having a gun on the property is a violation of Casey's bail, but since it seems Casey was unaware of the gun, she is not taken back into custody. Sept. 5 Casey Anthony is to be released from jail for a second time on bond. She will be required to wear an ankle monitoring device. Sept. 4 An anonymous person posts the $500,000 bond for Casey Anthony through two Florida bonding companies. Sept. 2 Casey Anthony refuses an offer of limited immunity in exchange for information leading to Caylee. Aug. 31 The Orange County Sheriff's Office confirms hair found in the trunk of Casey Anthony's car belonged to Caylee. Aug. 30 Texas EquuSearch, a mounted search and recovery group, arrive in Central Florida to help search for Caylee. Aug. 30 New bond for Casey Anthony is set for $3,000 for charges not related to Caylee's disappearance. The original posted bond has been revoked, so Casey will remain in jail even if the new bond is posted. Aug. 29 Casey is rearrested on economic crime charges not related to Caylee's disappearance. The charges include uttering a fraudulent instrument, petty theft, and fraudulent use of personal information. Deputies say they have surveillance video of Casey using forged checks. Aug. 29 Deputies serve Casey, George, Cindy and Lee Anthony with criminal witness subpoenas to appear in court sometime in November. Aug. 27 The Orange County Sheriff's Offices fires Recruit Deputy Anthony Rusciano, who may have had ties to Casey Anthony. Deputies say Rusciano provided inaccurate and incomplete responses on an ongoing criminal investigation. It is not confirmed if the investigation is related to the case of Casey Anthony. Aug. 26 Hundreds of documents are released in the investigation into Caylee's disappearance. The documents reveal Cindy Anthony called her daughter, Casey, a sociopath and a "mooch." The documents also say Casey wanted to give Caylee up for adoption, according to a friend of Casey's, but Cindy would not let her. Aug. 21 Casey is released from prison at 10:30 a.m. after being fitted with an electronic monitoring device. Aug. 20 Leonard and Tony Padilla post bond necessary for Casey's release. Aug. 17 Leonard Padilla arrives in Orlando. Aug. 16 California bounty hunter Leonard Padilla announces he and his nephew, bail bondsman Tony Padilla, will fly to Orlando and post Casey's $500,000 bond. Padilla says they are doing this to "find the baby." Aug. 15 Two private invesigators meet with Casey. Investigators were identified as Edward Phlegar and Casey Dominic, both investigators for Casey's attorney, Jose Baez. Aug. 12 George Anthony says that he believes Caylee was kidnapped and that the kidnappers are being watched. Aug. 10 Casey cancels a scheduled meeting with her parents, the second time in three days she has refused to meet with her family. Aug. 9 Caylee's third birthday comes and goes with no new leads on the missing girl's whereabouts. Aug. 8 Casey refuses to see her brother, Lee, for a scheduled meeting. Lee's visit is rescheduled for Tuesday. Aug. 7 Investigators serve a search warrant at the Anthony home and remove a number of clothing items belonging to Casey, which her mother said had been in Casey's car. Some of them has been washed by Cindy Anthony because they had a foul odor. Aug. 7 Deputies confirm that the last time Caylee was seen by anybody other than Casey was on June 15. There is video from that day and investigators found pictures from Father's Day on Casey's computer. Aug. 7 Investigators say a call Casey said she got on July 15 in which Caylee talked to her probably didn't happen. Phone records show ther was no call to Casey's cell phone at the time the call was supposed to have taken place. Aug. 1 The Orange County Sheriff's Office take several bags of evidence from the Anthony home. July 31 George and Cindy Anthony are interviewed by the FBI. July 30 The Fifth District Court of Appeals in Daytona Beach deny Baez's appeal of the $500,000 bond, asking that it be reduced to $10,000. That appeal was denied. July 29 Casey Anthony's attorney, Jose Baez, asks a judge to bar the release of jail house recorded conversations, 911 tapes and visitor logs to the media. That request was denied. July 22 A bond hearing is held for Casey Anthony. Her mother, father, brother and a detective in the case all testify. The judge sets bail at $500,000. July 17 Casey Anthony is officially charged with child neglect, lying to investigators and interfering with a criminal investigation. The judge denies bond because she showed a "woeful disregard for the welfare of her child." July 17 The Sheriff's office starts to search the backyard of the Anthony house. July 17 The Sheriff's Office takes possession of the car and finds evidence of possible human decomposition. The car is sent to the forensics bank. July 16 Police talk to Zenaida Gonzalez who says she does not know Casey Anthony. Police also take Casey to Universal Studios where she said she worked. After leading them to a building, she admitted she was no longer employed there. July 15 The Sheriff's Office is notified that Caylee Anthony has been missing since June 9. July 12 After they had not seen Caylee for some time, the girl's grandparents got concerned and confronted Casey, convincing her to go to the sheriff's office. June 30 The car Casey had been using is towed from the Amscot store on Goldenrod Road and Colonial Drive. June 24 or June 25 Detective Corp. Yuri Melich testified during Casey Anthony's bond hearing that a witness came forward who said he had talked to Casey on the phone on either June 24 or June 25 and that he heard Caylee in the background. The witness said that at one point in the conversation Casey told Caylee to get down from the table. June 9 - July 12 Casey Anthony tells her parents that she had been going to work every day and that Caylee had been staying with friends or nannies. June 15 Caylee's grandmother, Cindy Anthony, revised her estimate to this date as the last time she saw the girl in her testimony in Casey's bond hearing in July. Cindy Anthony said video of Caylee reading a book helped her remember that Caylee went with her to visit her father at an assisted living facility on Father's Day. June 12 George Anthony says Caylee was spotted by friends of the Anthony family in a shopping area near the Orange-Seminole county lines. She was wearing a pink and blue outfit and white-rimmed sunglasses. June 9 Casey Anthony said that on June 9, she dropped Caylee off at a babysitter who lived at the Sawgrass Apartments. She said the babysitter's name was Zenaida Fernandez Gonzalez.
"Timeline In The Case Against Casey Anthony"