Casey Anthony Case Timeline
December 23, 2011 by staff
AUGUST 4, 2011 — Casey ordered to report to the Probation Office in Orlando by 10 a.m. If not, a judge could issue a warrant for her arrest.
August 3, 2011 – Strickland steps down again
Judge Stan Strickland recuses himself from the case regarding Casey’s probation sentence for her conviction of check fraud. Chief Judge Belvin Perry again takes over.
AUGUST 3, 2011 — TMZ.com posted the first photos of Casey Anthony following her release, taken somewhere in Ohio. Casey was seen wearing glasses and an Ohio State University baseball cap.
AUGUST 1, 2011 — Judge Stan Strickland files a court order requiring Casey to return to Orange County and serve a year of probation for her check fraud conviction. Casey’s defense lawyers quickly filed motions fighting the order.
July 17, 2011 – Casey released
Around 12:10 a.m., Casey walked out of the Orange County Jail with $537.68 in cash. Court administrators say Casey was credited with 1,043 previous days in jail, plus good behavior while behind bars.
JULY 7, 2011 — Judge Belvin Perry sentences Casey Anthony to maximum one year in prison for each of four counts of lying to law enforcement, plus a $1,000 fine for each count. Adding court costs, Casey’s total fine is $4,618. She must pay $20 monthly beginning in February 2012.
July 5, 2011 – ‘Not Guilty’
Jury acquits Casey of first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse and aggravated manslaughter of a child. She was still found guilty of four counts of providing false information to a law enforcement officer.
JULY 4, 2011 — Jury begins deliberations, despite the holiday.
JUNE 30, 2011 — Defense rests its case after calling 47 witnesses for 63 different testimonies over 11 days of court. Prosecution begins rebuttal.
JUNE 15, 2011 — Prosecution rests. The state called 59 people for 70 different testimonies over 18 days of court.
May 24, 2011 – Trial begins
In the defense’s opening statement, Jose Baez claimed Caylee drowned in the Anthonys’ pool on June 16, 2008, and Roy Kronk stole and hid the body to try and claim a reward.
MAY 20, 2011 — Judge Perry had a jury of five men and seven women sworn in, plus three men and two women as alternate jurors.
MAY 18, 2011 — Judge Perry abruptly declared court on recess after just one juror was questioned and excused. Judge told attorneys he wanted a jury seated in time for trial to begin on Monday, May 23.
MAY 17, 2011 — Jury selection surpassed trial’s originally scheduled start date. Attorneys used back-strikes to dismiss retained jurors, bringing total down to 11.
MAY 11, 2011 — First round of jury questioning finished, with a 3-day total of 69 jurors retained.
Judge Perry held juror Jonathan Green in contempt of court for talking to a reporter about the case during a court recess. Casey Anthony was briefly escorted out of the courtroom after complaining of dizziness while the judge read the charges against her to a new jury pool.
MAY 10, 2011 — Judge Perry dismissed an entire pool of 50 jurors after a former Texas Equusearch volunteer who helped search for Caylee was summoned for jury duty and discussed the case with other jurors.
May 9, 2011 – Jury selection begins
Judge Perry began interviewing jurors summoned to the Pinellas County Courthouse. Judge also denied a final motion in question, asking to exclude air samples and evidence pertaining to a “smell of death” in the trunk of Casey’s car.
MAY 8, 2011 — Casey Anthony was privately booked into the Pinellas County Jail, in Clearwater.
MAY 6, 2011 — An appeals court in Daytona Beach ruled Judge Perry is allowed to keep the site of jury selection a secret until the morning of May 9, but he could not force members of the media to sign a confidentiality agreement to learn the location early.
MAY 4, 2011 — Lawyers’ final chance to object to jury location. Meanwhile, George and Cindy Anthony request one last private meeting with Casey before the trial, but they do not want that meeting to be recorded and released to the public.
MAY 2, 2011 — Judge Perry told one attorney on each side in private where jury selection will be held. Judge said he will reveal the location to news outlets who have signed a formal agreement on May 8, the day before, but it cannot be publicly reported until 8 a.m. the morning of jury selection.
APRIL 27, 2011 — Judge denied a defense motion to exclude evidence of chloroform in Casey’s trunk, as well as Google searches for “chloroform” and “how to make chloroform” on the Anthony family’s home computer, from trial.
April 26, 2011 – Scientific evidence allowed
Judge ruled evidence of residue from a heart-shaped sticker found on duct tape near Caylee’s remains, cadaver dog alerts and strands of hair from Casey’s car trunk will all be allowed to be presented during trial. Judge still needs to rule on chloroform and air sample evidence.
APRIL 21, 2011 — Judge ruledanlysis of a stain in the trunk of Casey’s car will be allowed as evidence.
APRIL 4, 2011 — The Orange County Clerk of Courts received a handwritten false motion from Curtis Jackson, an inmate at a Michigan prison, calling for the removal of Jose Baez. Jackson claimed to be acting on Casey’s behalf because she was “not competent” to file it, herself.
APRIL 1, 2011 — After numerous outbursts by lawyers in court over what is and is not scientific evidence, Judge Perry ruled any more would cost counsel $100 each, to be given to United Way.
MARCH 28, 2011 — State deposed private investigator Dominic Casey on his search of the Caylee remains site months before they were discovered.
MARCH 25, 2011 — Motion calling for a rehearing denied after Casey’s attorneys told judge he got his facts wrong.
MARCH 24, 2011 — Defense argued use of cadaver dogs was not an accurate enough science to use in trial.
MARCH 18, 2011 — Judge ruled all of Casey’s statements to detectives before she hired an attorney are allowed in trial.
MARCH 17, 2011 — Orange County court administrators revealed their concerns that state cuts made to county clerks of court could put the trial in jeopardy.
MARCH 16, 2011 — Court documents revealed cost to move Robyn Adams from Tallahassee to the trial will be covered by Orange County taxpayers.
MARCH 15, 2011 — Defense expert Dr. Werner Spitz said there is no scientific information indicating that Caylee was murdered, despite Dr. G ruling her cause of death as homicide.
MARCH 4, 2011 — State dropped motion to find Jose Baez in contempt after he apologized during hearing.
MARCH 2-4, 2011 — Hearing on what evidence will be allowed in trial lasted three days, included emotional testimony from George, Cindy and Lee Anthony. Casey visibily upset during Cindy’s first testimony. Orange County Sheriff’s detectives John Allen and Yuri Melich also testified.
FEBRUARY 21, 2011 — Prosecutors said they want Jose Baez held in contempt of court over a missed deadline.
FEBRUARY 10, 2011 — Judge ruled on several motions regarding testimony allowed in trial:
Motion to ban testimony about Casey’s “history of lying or stealing”: Denied.
Motion to ban testimony related to Casey’s sexual history: Partially Granted.
Motion to ban Casey’s MySpace entries and messages from Cindy while Caylee was missing: Denied.
NOVEMBER 2, 2010 — The prosecution released 1,000 pages of documents.
OCTOBER 25, 2010 — Zenaida Gonzalez’s lawyers sought to question Robyn Adams.
OCTOBER 22, 2010 — Linda Kenney-Baden notified the court she is stepping down from Casey’s defense team, saying the work she was brought on to do has been completed.
OCTOBER 19, 2010 — State officials questioned Casey’s legal expenses. Defense asked for jail visitation records to be sealed.
OCTOBER 7, 2010 — Lawyers asked for more time to review EquuSearch documents.
OCTOBER 5, 2010 — Defense said it plans to cast doubt on much of the evidence in the case.
OCTOBER 4, 2010 — Defense said new witnesses could prove someone else killed Caylee.
SEPTEMBER 28, 2010 — Dr. G testified during a deposition. Meanwhile, despite the judge’s firm deadline, the defense asked for more time to review evidence.
SEPTEMBER 22, 2010 — New photos, video and audio released, including Casey playing “Rock Band” with Caylee looking on.
SEPTEMBER 21, 2010 — Lawyers said the so-called “body farm” in Knoxville, Tenn., will play a key role in their case.
SEPTEMBER 19, 2010 — Defense traveled to Tennessee to visit the “body farm,” where samples from Casey’s car were being tested.
SEPTEMBER 15, 2010 — Jurors in Casey’s upcoming trial will be expected to listen to testimony six days a week.
SEPTEMBER 14, 2010 — Defense team added new lawyers: Ann Finell, of Jacksonville; Dorothy Clay Sims, of Ocala; and Charles Greene, of Orlando.
SEPTEMBER 10, 2010 — Defense questioned Detective Yuri Melich.
SEPTEMBER 4, 2010 — Defense questioned dozens of officers to see if they had material testimony.
AUGUST 28, 2010 — Caylee’s shoes donated to charity. Children of Love Foundation distanced itself from George and Cindy Anthony after receiving negative attention over the donation.
AUGUST 20, 2010 — Judge allowed defense to examine all EquuSearch records.
AUGUST 16, 2010 — Brad Conway announces he will no longer be the attorney for George & Cindy Anthony.
AUGUST 14, 2010 — Cindy Anthony, appearing with George on the “Today” Show, called Casey a victim, and claimed there was still no connection between Caylee’s remains and Casey.
AUGUST 11, 2010 — Defense accused Mark NeJame, now representing Texas EquuSearch, of just seeking self-promotion.
AUGUST 6, 2010 — Judge denied defense motions to declare the death penalty unconstitutional.
AUGUST 5, 2010 — New documents revealed letters from Cindy Anthony to Casey in jail, in which she declares her undying love for her daughter.
JULY 29, 2010 — Roy Kronk deposed by the defense, asking him about his history of violence against women.
JULY 21, 2010 — Upon the judge’s request, prosecutors provided recordings of conversations between Jose Baez and Robin Lunceford.
JULY 19, 2010 — State corrections officials said Robin Lunceford is under investigation for operating a scam that involves the prison phone system.
JULY 18, 2010 — Robin Lunceford, an inmate at a Florida state prison, claimed Robyn Adams and Maya Derkovic, another pen pal of Casey’s, conspired to lie in court to get their own sentences reduced.
JULY 15, 2010 — Judge ruled Cindy Anthony’s initial 911 calls can be heard in trial.
JULY 13, 2010 — Defense began examining dozens of pieces of evidence, with supervision.
JUNE 30, 2010 — Casey Anthony defense attorney Andrea Lyon steps down from the case.
MAY 11, 2010 — Judge Belvin Perry said he will still allow the state to seek the death penalty. Casey broke down in tears in court when Caylee’s name was mentioned by the defense during a court hearing.
April 20, 2010 – Judge Stan Strickland steps down
Strickland removed himself from the case after the defense revealed the judge had an inappropriate conversation with blogger Dave Knechel about the Casey Anthony case. Knechel said the judge noticed his writing and told him in person after a court hearing in October that he thought his blog was fair. Circuit Court Chief Judge Belvin Perry Jr. immediately replaced Strickland.
APRIL 8, 2010 — New documents revealed letters between Casey and a pen pal, fellow inmate Robyn Adams, who is currently in a federal prison. Casey told her that Caylee had trouble sleeping, and she had to use chloroform to put her to sleep.
March 18, 2010 – Casey declared indigent
Taxpayer money will now be used to pay for both the prosecution and defense costs.
MARCH 17, 2010 — More than $25,000 paid to a forensic entomologist. Another $5,000 was paid to a University of Florida Soil and Water professor. State Attorney’s Office tab for the case is already at $35,651.
March 8, 2010 – Trial date set for May 9, 2011
FEBRUARY 26, 2010 — State requested a private hearing with the judge, without Casey or the defense present, and without the public involved. In a new motion, prosecutors said they have received certain materials and information, and they have “good cause” to delay their release.
JANUARY 26, 2010 — Casey admitted guilt for 13 fraudulent check charges. She also took responsibility for her actions, saying to Judge Stan Strickland: “I just want to let everyone know I’m sorry for what I did.”
DECEMBER 11, 2009 — Court hearing to debate death penatly in Casey Anthony Case. Defense motioned to get the death penalty taken off the table. Jose Baez said: “The death of a child is a horrible thing, and it would be difficult for anyone to listen to.”
DECEMBER 9, 2009 — Judge Stan Strickland ruled on several motions:
Motion to destroy jailhouse recordings: Denied.
Motion to dismiss nine charges in check fraud case: Denied.
Motion to keep audio interview with former EquuSearch volunteer private: Granted.
NOVEMBER 24, 2009 — Lawyers accused Texas EquuSearch’s Tim Miller of lying to the court. Defense disputed EquuSearch’s claim that only 32 people searched in the area where Caylee’s remains were eventually found. Defense said they found more people in the course of their own investigation, and want the judge to order EquuSearch to turn over all records relating to their search for Caylee.
NOVEMBER 22, 2009 — Document page count tops 12,300, making the case against Casey one of the biggest in Orange County history.
NOVEMBER 21, 2009 — Defense interviewed Roy Kronk’s ex-wives, who revealed his history of violence toward women. One ex-wife, Jill Kerley, said she believed Roy “probably was the one who murdered Caylee Anthony, or had something to do with it.”
NOVEMBER 20, 2009 — Defense alleged Roy Kronk may have killed Caylee. Motion from Jose Baez claimed there is evidence of a possible history of inappropriate behavior with young girls. Kronk has also allegedly used duct tape to restrain women.
NOVEMBER 8, 2009 — New documents showed chloroform found near the Caylee remains site, inside a Gatorade bottle and a syringe near the body.
NOVEMBER 4, 2009 — “Mommy’s Little Girl,” a new book on the case against Casey by author Diane Fanning, was published. Relying on court documents, police interviews and recorded conversations, Fanning speculated how Casey might have killed Caylee. No members of the Anthony family were interviewed.
OCTOBER 24, 2009 — Tampa radio host Bubba the Love Sponge offered the Anthonys $25,000 to appear on his show after George and Cindy were reportedly given $20,000 for an interview with “48 Hours.”
OCTOBER 21, 2009 — Circuit Court Judge Jose Rodriguez ruled Casey’s civil case will not be dismissed.
OCTOBER 18, 2009 — “48 Hours” on CBS profiled the case against Casey, featuring interviews with Casey’s family and attorneys. Defense said deputies and the FBI botched the case and arrested Casey too soon. Lawyers said they believe a stranger killed Caylee.
OCTOBER 17, 2009 — New testimony released from George Anthony’s August 5 deposition revealed inconsistencies as detectives tried to find out what happened to Caylee. During the deposition, George kept changing his story and the timeline of events, especially when it came to crucial information about evidence.
OCTOBER 10, 2009 — New documents included a first look at a tattoo on Casey’s shoulder blade: “Bella Vita,” Italian for “beautiful life,” written in script. Authorities said Casey got the tattoo on July 2, 2008, about two weeks after Caylee was last seen alive.
OCTOBER 7, 2009 — Casey signed a document swearing she did not report Caylee missing until July 15, when Cindy called 911, and that she told deputies she dropped Caylee off with a woman named Zenaida Gonzalez.
SEPTEMBER 4, 2009 — State released new photos of Caylee and new audio recordings. In one, Leonard Padilla said Casey claimed the nanny told her to lie to police. In another, Cindy Anthony told Orange County Sheriff’s Cmdr. Matt Irwin if she had it to do over again, she would call 911 on Casey. In the Padilla interviews, he says Casey said that the nanny told her to lie to the police.
AUGUST 7, 2009 — New 3-D images released of the area where Caylee’s remains were found, including animated flyovers.
AUGUST 5, 2009 — George Anthony deposed by prosecutors preparing for the Casey Anthony murder trial.
JUNE 19, 2009 — Caylee Anthony autopsy is released.
MAY 28, 2009 — Andrea D. Lyon, a professor at DePaul University College of Law, in Chicago, joins Casey’s defense team.
JANUARY 30, 2009 — Judge ruled on several motions:
Motion to kick prosecutors off the case: Denied.
Motion requesting to inspect remains site: Granted.
Motion requesting EquuSearch records: Denied.
Motion regarding defense’s witness list: Moot, already resolved.
JANUARY 29, 2009 — Judge Stan Strickland ordered Casey Anthony to appear at all court hearings in her case.
JANUARY 23, 2009 — George Anthony found safe at the Hawaii Motel, in Daytona Beach, and taken to Halifax Hospital. Daytona Beach police said he had sent messages to family, saying he did not want to live anymore.
January 22, 2009 – George Anthony reported missing
George failed to show up at home for a meeting with lawyer Brad Conway.
JANUARY 21, 2009 — New documents revealed interviews with Casey Anthony’s friends and text messages Casey sent in July, while Caylee was missing.
JANUARY 13, 2009 — Roy Kronk appeared on “Good Morning America,” saying he first saw a suspicious bag in August in the area where he eventually found Caylee’s remains. He 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.
JANUARY 8, 2009 — Judge said Jose Baez can set up a secure database for images of Caylee’s remains, but photos cannot leave Baez’s office until he can prove that he has a secure Web site. He also cannot make copies of the photos.
Meanwhile, Judge Jose Rodriguez denied a request by Zenaida Gonzalez’s lawyers to depose Casey before her criminal trial.
DECEMBER 30, 2008 — Roy Kronk could be eligible for reward offered for information leading to Caylee’s return.
DECEMBER 29, 2008 — Lee Anthony hired attorney Thomas Luka.
DECEMBER 24, 2008 — Anonymous donor dropped 125 gift-wrapped toys from Bloomingdale’s off at Caylee memorial site. The Orlando Union Rescue Mission said the toys would be given to the 84 children in the organization’s custody.
DECEMBER 23, 2008 — Jose Baez filed a motion requesting pictures, X-rays and other documentation of the remains of Caylee Anthony when they were originally found and during the autopsy. Judge ruled the documents must be turned over within two weeks.
December 19, 2008 – Caylee confirmed dead
Medical Examiner Jan “Dr. G” Garavaglia identified remains found in the woods as Caylee Marie Anthony.
DECEMBER 18, 2008 — Deputy Angelo Nieves said more bones have been found, and the search has expanded. He also confirmed Roy Kronk had called three times before, on August 13, about the same area. Deputies responded to one of those calls.
DECEMBER 12, 2008 — Orange County Sheriff Kevin Beary said the remains’ measurements and hair color match Caylee’s. Meanwhile, the Kid Finders Network called off their active search for Caylee.
December 11, 2008 – Human remains found in woods
Skeletal remains of what appeared to be a small child were found one-quarter mile from the Anthony home. Meanwhile, Judge Stan Strickland postponed Casey’s murder trial. New status hearing set for January 15.
DECEMBER 10, 2008 — Jose Baez requested Caylee sightings video through subpoena duces tecum.
DECEMBER 5, 2008 — The state initially said it will not seek the death penalty against Casey Anthony.
DECEMBER 4, 2008 — Audio and video of jailhouse visits between Casey and her family released.
NOVEMBER 25, 2008 — Judge ordered prosecutors to turn over all evidence to the defense. He also ruled the defense could not test the hair found in Casey’s trunk, because there was too little of a sample left.
NOVEMBER 21, 2008 — Anthony family released photo to News 13 that they received of a little girl resembling Caylee playing at an unidentified mall.
NOVEMBER 20, 2008 — Mark NeJame resigned as George and Cindy Anthony’s attorney.
NOVEMBER 19, 2008 — Leonard Padilla said one of his associates who had been inside the Anthony home told him Casey criticized the people looking for her daughter, saying they hadn’t even found the clothes she was wearing.
NOVEMBER 14, 2008 — Forensic scientist Henry Lee examined Casey’s car.
NOVEMBER 13, 2008 — Divers searched a lake in Blanchard Park for Caylee. A plastic bag was recovered containing what appeared to be bones and toys, and weighed down with bricks. Authorities, however, said the find was not significant to the investigation.
NOVEMBER 8, 2008 — Texas EquuSearch led group of volunteers in a search of a 25-acre area around Orlando International Airport for Caylee, but found nothing.
NOVEMBER 5, 2008 — Judge agreed to continue Casey’s check fraud hearing to December 11.
OCTOBER 31, 2008 — Jail officials warned Jose Baez about hugging Casey during visits.
OCTOBER 28, 2008 — Murder trial scheduled for January 5, 2009. Pretrial date set for December 11.
OCTOBER 24, 2008 — Forensic tests on the trunk of Casey’s car showed evidence of human decomposition, and a hair found in the trunk was “microscopically similar” to one in Caylee’s hairbrush. The report also confirmed the presence of chloroform.
OCTOBER 22, 2008 — Anthony family launched a tip line for leads to finding Caylee.
OCTOBER 17, 2008 — Casey Anthony enters not guilty plea to murder charges.
OCTOBER 15, 2008 — Casey appeared before a judge. Bond denied, since she has been charged with a capital crime. Casey placed in protective custody at the Orange County Jail.
October 14, 2008 – Casey indicted for murder
Grand jury also indicted Casey for aggravated child abuse, aggravated manslaughter and four counts of providing false information. Because it is a capital crime, Casey now faces the death penalty.
OCTOBER 8, 2008 — Casey Anthony could face grand jury charges. New documents & video released in check fraud case. Surveillance camera installed outside the Anthony home.
SEPTEMBER 23, 2008 — New document dump: 591 pages, including text messages and interviews with family and friends.
SEPTEMBER 16, 2008 — Casey was taken before a judge and then released on $1,250 bond, again fitted with an ankle-monitoring device.
September 15, 2008 – Casey turns herself in
Re-arrested on new economic charges unrelated to Caylee’s disappearance.
SEPTEMBER 10, 2008 — Casey Anthony charged with Grand Theft
SEPTEMBER 7, 2008 — EquuSearch temporarily called off the search for Caylee, citing environmental conditions and concerns following Tropical Storm Fay.
SEPTEMBER 6, 2008 — Deputies seized a handgun from the trunk of George Anthony’s car. Having a gun on the property was a violation of Casey’s bail, but since she appeared to be unaware of the gun, she was not taken back into custody.
September 5, 2008 – Casey leaves jail again
Released on bond for second time, required to wear an ankle-monitoring device. Neighbors and protesters clash outside the Anthony home once Casey is released.
SEPTEMBER 3, 2008 — Anonymous source posted Casey’s $500,000 bond through two Florida bonding companies.
SEPTEMBER 2, 2008 — Casey refused an offer of limited immunity in exchange for information leading to Caylee.
AUGUST 31, 2008 — Sheriff’s Office confirmed hair found in the trunk of Casey’s car belonged to Caylee.
AUGUST 30, 2008 — Texas EquuSearch, a mounted search and recovery group, arrived in Central Florida to help search for Caylee.
New bond for Casey set at $3,000 for charges not related to Caylee’s disappearance. The original posted bond had been revoked, so Casey would have remained in jail even if the new bond was posted.
August 29, 2008 – Casey re-arrested
New economic crime charges not related to Caylee’s disappearance included uttering a fraudulent instrument, petty theft, and fraudulent use of personal information. Deputies said they had surveillance video of Casey using forged checks.
Deputies also served Casey, George, Cindy and Lee Anthony with criminal witness subpoenas to appear in court sometime in November.
AUGUST 27, 2008 — Orange County Sheriff’s Office fired Recruit Deputy Anthony Russian, who may have had personal ties to Casey. Deputies said Russian provided inaccurate and incomplete responses on an ongoing criminal investigation.
AUGUST 26, 2008 — Hundreds of documents released, revealing Cindy Anthony called Casey a sociopath and a “mooch,” and that a friend said Casey wanted to put Caylee up for adoption, but Cindy would not let her.
August 21, 2008 – Casey released from prison
Casey walked out of jail 10:30 a.m. after being fitted with an electronic monitoring device.
AUGUST 20, 2008 — Leonard and Tony Padilla posted bond necessary for Casey’s release.
AUGUST 17, 2008 — Leonard Padilla arrived in Orlando.
AUGUST 16, 2008 — California bounty hunter Leonard Padilla announced he and his nephew, bail bondsman Tony Padilla, would fly to Orlando and post Casey’s $500,000 bond. Padilla said they wanted to “find the baby.”
AUGUST 15, 2008 — Two private investigators working for Jose Baez, identified as Edward Phlegar and Dominic Casey, met with Casey in jail.
AUGUST 12, 2008 — George Anthony said he believes Caylee was kidnapped, and the kidnappers are being watched.
AUGUST 10, 2008 — Casey cancelled a scheduled meeting with her parents, the second time in three days she has refused to meet with her family.
AUGUST 9, 2008 — What would have been Caylee’s 3rd birthday came and went with no new leads.
AUGUST 8, 2008 — Casey refused to see her brother, Lee, for a scheduled meeting.
AUGUST 7, 2008 — Investigators served a search warrant at the Anthony home, and removed a number of clothing items belonging to Caylee, which her mother said had been in Casey’s car. Some of them had been washed by Cindy, because they had a “foul odor.”
Deputies also confirmed the last time Caylee was seen by anybody other than Casey was on June 15, based on video and pictures on Casey’s computer of Caylee on Father’s Day.
Investigators also said a call Casey said she got on July 15 in which Caylee talked to her probably never happened. Phone records showed no calls to Casey’s cell phone at that time.
AUGUST 5, 2008 — The State Attorney’s Office files formal charges against Casey Anthony.
AUGUST 3, 2008 — Many gather outside the Anthony home in Orlando for a vigil for Caylee Anthony. George visited Casey in jail. took several bags of evidence from the Anthony home.
AUGUST 1, 2008 — Investigators took several bags of evidence from the Anthony home.
JULY 31, 2008 — FBI interviewed George and Cindy Anthony.
JULY 30, 2008 — Jose Baez’s bond appeal denied by the Fifth District Court of Appeals, in Daytona Beach. He had asked for Casey’s bond to be reduced to $10,000.
JULY 29, 2008 — Judge denied attorney Jose Baez’s request to ban the release of jailhouse recordings, 911 tapes and visitor logs to the media.
JULY 26, 2008 — Cindy Anthony visits Casey in jail
JULY 25, 2008 — Lee Anthony visits sister, Casey Anthony in jail.
JULY 24, 2008 — Deputies release 911 tapes and call center opens to help with search tips.
JULY 23, 2008 — Find Caylee Trust fund established
JULY 22, 2008 — Judge set Casey Anthony’s bond at $500,000.
JULY 21, 2008 — $150,000 reward offered for Caylee’s safe return.
JULY 20, 2008 — Neighbors, family and friends search for Caylee Anthony.
JULY 18, 2008 — Casey Anthony’s attorney speaks for the first time, saying there are other suspects in the case.
Searchers continue to look for Caylee Anthony.
JULY 17, 2008 — Casey Anthony was arrested after deputies said she told them she worked at Universal Orlando Resort, but after taking her there, she admitted she lied. Meanwhile, Zenaida Gonzalez said she did not know Casey Anthony. She was charged with child neglect, lying to investigators and interfering with a criminal investigation. Judge Stan Strickland initially denied bond, because Casey showed a “woeful disregard for the welfare of her child.”
Sheriff’s detectives began searching the Anthonys’ backyard. Detectives also seized Casey’s car and sent it to a forensics bank after finding evidence of possible human decomposition.
July 16, 2008 – Caylee reported missing
Cindy Anthony called 911 to report Casey for stealing her car, saying it smelled like a dead body. Cindy called back minutes later to report Caylee missing for the first time after Casey admitted she had not seen her for weeks.
JULY 12, 2008 — Cindy and George said they confronted Casey after they hadn’t seen Caylee for some time.
JULY 2, 2008 — Casey gets “Bella Vita” tattooed on her back. The Italian phrase means “beautiful life.”
JUNE 30, 2008 — Casey’s car towed from Amscot at Goldenrod Road and Colonial Drive.
JUNE 24 or 25, 2008 — Date according to later testimony by Detective Yuri Melich that a witness said he heard Caylee in the background during a phone conversation with Casey. The witness said at one point, Casey told Caylee to “get down from the table.”
JUNE 16, 2008 — Date the defense claimed Caylee drowned in the Anthonys’ pool.
June 15, 2008 – Caylee last seen alive
Cindy Anthony said she last saw Caylee on Father’s Day, when she took her to visit Cindy’s father at an assisted living facility in Mount Dora.
Cindy calls 911 to report Caylee missing.
JUNE 9-12, 2008 — Casey told her parents she had been going to work, while Caylee was staying with friends or nannies.
JUNE 9, 2008 — Earliest date Casey Anthony claimed she dropped off Caylee with a babysitter named Zenaida Fernandez Gonzalez at the Sawgrass Apartments.
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