|Steven Avery's mugshot after his arrest for murder|
- Lieutenant Lenk testifies in Steven Avery's wrongful conviction lawsuit stemming from Avery's wrongful conviction of rape.
- Sergeant Colborn and Manitowoc Sheriff Petersen testify in Avery's lawsuit.
- AM: Teresa Halbach, 25, of St. John in Calumet County, a photographer for Auto Trader Magazine, leaves a voicemail stating she can stop by for the photo assignment that afternoon around 2:00 p.m. "or even a little later." Later that day she goes to Avery's Auto Salvage to photograph a minivan.
- 2:27 p.m.: Teresa receives a phone call from Auto Trader lasting 5 minutes.
- 2:30 p.m.: Bobby Dassey testifies he sees Halbach near Avery's home.
- Approximately 2:30 p.m.: There are two phone calls from Avery’s cellphone to Halbach’s cellphone, using the *67 feature to block caller identification.
- 2:41 p.m.: There are no outgoing or answered calls on Teresa’s cellphone after this time.
- 3:30 - 3:40 p.m.: Lisa Buchner, high school bus driver, testifies she drops off the Dassey boys during this window and sees Teresa photographing the van.
- 3:40 p.m.: Bobby Dassey testifies he departs at this time and Teresa’s vehicle is still in the driveway, but no Teresa.
- 4:35 p.m.: There is a call from Steven’s cell phone to Teresa’s cellphone, not using the blocking feature which lasted 13 seconds.
- 5:36 p.m.: Steven receives a call from his fiancée Jodi from Manitowoc County Jail; they talk for 15 minutes.
- 7:00 p.m.: According to Brendan’s final story (not the first story), this is when Steven calls and invites him to the bonfire.
- 8:57 p.m.: Steven receives a second call from Jodi; she believes he is already in bed.
- 8 a.m.: Teresa’s voicemail account is accessed.
- The Halbach family reports Teresa missing.
- Sergeant Colborn calls in Teresa’s license plate to headquarters.
- At some time this day Sergeant Colborn questions Avery.
- 10:20-25 a.m.: Pamela discovers Teresa’s vehicle on the Avery's property.
- 10:59 a.m.: Sergeant Jason Orth arrives at the car lot.
- 2:05 p.m.: During Steven's trial, Lieutenant Lenk testifies he arrives at the car lot at this time. (Under oath on August 9 Lenk testifies this is when he arrives at the lot at 6:30 or 7:00 pm.)
- 2:45 p.m.: Sergeant Orth begins a log.
- 6:30-7:00 p.m.: 10:41 p.m.: Lieutenant Lenk signs out of log.
- Brendan gives his first statement to investigators, indicating he has no knowledge of what happened to Teresa.
Nov. 8 :
- Avery tells reporters he fears authorities are trying to frame him for Halbach's murder because he sued Manitowoc County officials for $36 million for wrongful conviction.
- On the third search, the key to Halbach's RAV4 is finally found in Avery’s bedroom by Lieutenant Lenk.
- Some bone fragments are found on the Avery property.
- Avery is arrested and, based on past convictions for burglary and other crimes, charged with possessing firearms as a felon. Authorities say two guns were in his trailer home.
- Avery is charged with first-degree intentional homicide and mutilating a corpse.
- Avery has settles his lawsuit against Manitowoc County officials for $400,000.
- Brendan is again interrogated, and arrested after saying he was involved in Halbach's murder.
- The police, including Lieutenant Lenk, return to Steven’s property to search for evidence.
- The police—again including Lieutenant Lenk—continue searching Steven’s property. For the first time, a bullet fragment, supposedly containing Halbach's DNA is found in Steven’s garage.
- Brendan Dassey is charged with first-degree intentional homicide, mutilation of a corpse and first-degree sexual assault.
- Dassey is pressured by Len Kachinsky's (his attorney) investigator Michael O’ Kelly, to stick to his final confession and to make drawings of the alleged crime scene.
- Dassey is interrogated by investigators for 3 1/2 hours at the invitation of his attorney.
- Dassey calls his mother to tell her he was guilty.
- A judge dismisses sexual assault and kidnapping charges against Avery
- Avery's trial begins.
- At the close of the trial, the judge dismisses a false-imprisonment charge, saying he doesn't think the jury has enough evidence to find Avery guilty.
- Jurors find convict Avery guilty of first-degree intentional homicide and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Avery is found not guilty of mutilating a corpse.
- Brendan Dassey's trial begins.
- Dassey is found guilty of being party to first-degree intentional homicide, mutilation of a corpse and second-degree sexual assault after 4 1/2 hours of jury deliberation.