CHRONOLOGY

(Sample)

 

UPDATED: MARCH 30, 2001
ATTORNEY: LITCHFIELD

CLIENT: BRONSEN, DAVID

DATE INCIDENT / OCCURRENCE WHAT TO DO SOURCE
10/1975 DEFENDANT’S MOTHER DIES
03/1976 DEFENDANT’S SISTER, ANGELA BRONSEN, (15) HAS NERVOUS BREAKDOWN
04/1978 ANGELA QUITS HIGH SCHOOL AT AGE 17 – MARRIES JONATHAN ALLEN SMITH (22)JONATHAN IN NAVY – FREQUENTLY AWAY
11/1978 ANGELA BEGINS DRINKING AND PARTYING WHILE JONATHAN AWAY
12/1980 DAVID BRONSEN AND VANESSA ROGERS MARRY NEAR UNIVERSITY
06/1981 DAVID RECEIVES DEGREE FROM STOCKARD UNIVERSITY – ACCEPTS JOB AT DAUBERVANESSA WORKING AS OFFICE ASSISTANT FOR INTERIOR DECORATING BUSINESS
10/1981 DAVID AND VANESSA MOVE TO 759 ARCADIA STREET IN OAKRIDGE TO TAKE CARE OF AILING FATHER
01/1982 DAVID’S FATHER DIESDAVID EXECUTOR OF ESTATE

ANGELA AND DAVID INHERIT EQUALLY

ESTATE = 4 HOUSES AND $80,000 BANK ACCOUNT

06/1982 ANGELA AND JONATHAN MOVE INTO ONE OF THE HOUSES PREVIOUSLY A RENTAL ACCOUNTING RECORDS
12/23/82 FIRST CHILD (MATTHEW) BORN TO DAVID AND VANESSA
08/1983 ANGELA FIRED FROM JOB AT WEST OAKRIDGE BANKANGRY WITH DAVID OR ESTATE DIVISION

BELIEVES SHE WAS CHEATED – SAYS DAVID HIDING MONEY

09/1983 ANGELA IN DRUG AND ALCOHOL TREATMENT PROGRAM – GETS INTO THERAPY
01/1984 ANGELA BEGINS TELLING FORMER NEIGHBORS OF PARENTS THAT SHE WAS CHEATED BY DAVID AND MOLESTED BY FATHER OBTAIN THERAPY RECORDSGET NAMES OF NEIGHBORS FROM CLIENT

INTERVIEW NEIGHBORS

1984 – PRESENT FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS KNOW OF ANGELA’S ALCOHOLISM – MOST DON’T BELIEVE HER
1986 ANGELA’S HUSBAND FILES FOR DIVORCE LOCATE AND INTERVIEW!
1990 ANGELA ATTEMPTS SUICIDETELLS PEOPLE SHE DOES NOT BELIEVE FATHER MOLESTED HER, BUT STILL ANGRY WITH DAVID

SAYS DAVID THE ONE THAT MOLESTED HER

FIND OUT WHO SHE TOLD MEDICAL RECORDS FROM NORTH CEDAR MED CENTER
02/1991 ANGELA STOPS DRINKINGDAVID AND VANESSA HELP HER TO CLEAR HER BILLS – ANGELA GETS A JOB WITH A HOUSE CLEANING SERVICE

ANGELA AND VANESSA ARE ABLE TO GET ALONG FOR A WHILE – MORE COUNSELING

GET COUNSELING RECORDS
05/1992 ANGELA AND JONATHAN ATTEMPT RECONCILIATION – ANGELA BEGINS DRINKING
06/1992 DAVID AND VANESSA TELL ANGELA SHE CANNOT COME TO THEIR HOME TO SEE THE CHILDREN BECAUSE OF HER DRINKING – VANESSA SHOWS UP, SCREAMING, ARRESTED GET POLICE REPORT POLICE REPORT FILED
05/1993 JONATHAN LEAVES – ANGELA CONTINUES HER DRINKING – WORKS PART OF THE TIME – CANNOT PAY PROPERTY TAXES
07/1996 DAVID & VANESSA MOVE THEIR 5 CHILDREN INTO LARGER HOME AT CURRENT ADDRESS
08/1996 ANGELA COMES TO HOME – DRUNKTHREATENS TO CALL POLICE AND REPORT DAVID “FOR THE MOLESTER” HE IS – POLICE CALLED BY VANESSA

ANGELA ARRESTED

GET POLICE REPORT
late 1996 ANGELA HAS DRINKING FRIEND, IRENE FENLEY, WHO LIVES IN DAVID’S NEIGHBORHOOD LOCATE IRENE FENLEY – INTERVIEW
1997 NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR, TED WALKER, APPROACHES DAVID – ASKS IF DAVID EVER ARRESTED FOR MOLEST INTERVIEW TED
1999 DAVID AND VANESSA ADD A FAMILY ROOM TO THEIR HOME – DURING SUMMER CONSTRUCTION KIDS HAD CAMP OUTS IN BACK YARD – A TENT ERECTED FAMILY PHOTOS AVAILABLE
08/1999 MOTHER CALLS TO COMPLAIN THAT HER CHILD (DAWN) WAS NOT ALLOWED IN BRONSEN’S YARD (KID WAS A TROUBLE MAKER)NEIGHBORHOOD BEGINS TO TAKE SIDES INTERVIEW THE MOTHER OF COMPLAINING KID
09/1999 KELLY (12) COMES HOME FROM SCHOOL COMPLAINING THAT DAWN HAD STARTED RUMORS AT SCHOOL TELLING KIDS THAT DAVID NOT HER REAL FATHERROCHELLE (10) IS TOLD BY A CLASSMATE “I CANNOT PLAY WITH YOU. YOUR FAMILY’S WEIRD”. GET NAMES OF KIDS AT SCHOOLATTEMPT TO INTERVIEW DAWN
2000 PROBLEMS DEVELOP AMONG GIRLS AT SCHOOL – MOSTLY KELLY AND ROCHELLE’S SCHOOL MATES – CLIQUISH BEHAVIORS – REMARKS ABOUT DAVID
05-29-01 EDWARDS GIRL AND A COUSIN TELL FRIENDS AT BIRTHDAY PARTY THAT THEY WERE MOLESTED BY A PERSON IN THE PARK. FIND OUT WHO THE KIDS WERE WHO ATTENDED THE PARTY – INTERVIEW.FIND OUT WHETHER THIS WAS REPORTED TO THE POLICE.

IF NOT, WHY NOT?

CLIENT’S DAUGHTERROCHELLE
07/12/01 POLICE CALLED TO THE FAMILY HOME OF EDWARDS FAMILY ON RANDLE ROAD.GIRLS ALLEGED SOMEONE ATTEMPTED TO HARASS THEM WHILE THEY PLAYED IN THE YARD. ATTEMPT TO OBTAIN A COPY OF THE POLICE REPORT TO FIND OUT WHAT THE GIRLS SAID. SEXUAL ABUSE ACCUSATION? CLIENT
08/01(DATE NOT CLEAR) ROCHELLE TAUNTED BY JENNIFER PHILLIPS (V1) AND SAMANTHA EDWARDS (V2). SAID “YOUR FAMILY STUCK UP”, WHEN ROCHELLE’S MOTHER TOLD HER SHE COULD NOT SPEND THE NIGHT AT SLUMBER PARTY AT THE PHILLIP’S FAMILY HOME. FIND OUT IF PARTY TOOK PLACE.INTERVIEW GIRLS WHO ATTENDED.

FIND OUT IF ANYTHING WAS SAID ABOUT ROCHELLE.

ROCHELLE
08/03/01 MOTHER AND STEPFATHER OF JENNIFER PHILLIPS GO TO POLICE DEPARTMENT AND VOICE A COMPLAINT ABOUT DAVID. GET COPY OF POLICE REPORT.FIND OUT IF ANY PHYSICAL EXAM WAS DONE.

IF SO, SUBPOENA REPORT.

GOSSIP
08/07/01 DAVID ARRESTED. GET POLICE REPORT – FIND OUT WHY DELAY IN ARRESTING.POSSIBLY INTERVIEW OFFICER WHO TOOK REPORT. POLICE REPORT.
08/09/01 DAVID RELEASED FROM JAIL ON BAIL. INTERVIEW DAVID AND WIFE IN DEPTHSTART DEVELOPING WITNESS LIST AND CHRONOLOGY
HARASSING PHONE CALLS BEGAN.FEMALE VOICE. “YOUR FATHER IS GOING TO JAIL”. “HOW CAN HE BE OUT OF JAIL”? “HE IS A CHILD MOLESTER”. (APPROXIMATELY 20 CALLS IN THE PERIOD OF TWO DAYS) PHONE COMPANY CONTACTED. DAVID PUT CALLER ID ON PHONE.CALLER ID DID NOT IDENTIFY BLOCKED NUMBERS. CALLS DISCONTINUED POSSIBLE BECAUSE THEY COULD NOT GET THROUGH. ONE VOICE MAIL LEFT ON TAPE.TAPE IS HELD IN ATTORNEY’S OFFICE.
09/24/01 PRELIM (TRIAL DATE: 11/21/01)
09/26/01 LOCAL NEWSPAPER PRINTS ARTICLE STATING 2 VICTIMS
10/07/01 A 3RD GIRL COMES FORWARD AND CLAIMS THAT WHILE DAVID LIVED AT THE OLD NEIGHBORHOOD, HE ATTEMPTED TO BRIBE HER AND TOUCH HER (5 YEARS PRIOR) ATTEMPT TO GET INTERVIEW OF THIS CHILD