Key dates in the crime:
??. 2000 MM marries Bill McGuire.
Summer 2002 MM, while 8 months pregnant, begins affair with Dr. Bradley Miller
April 26, 2004: Melanie McGuire buys a .38-caliber revolver from a gun shop in Easton, Pa. She also begins an Internet search on her home computer, looking up such topics as "undetectable poisons" and "how to commit a murder."
April 28, 2004: Melanie and William McGuire close on a $450,000 mortgage to buy a home in Warren County. Hours later, William McGuire, a 39-year-old computer programmer at New Jersey Institute of Technology, is drugged and shot, then dismembered in his Woodbridge apartment.
April 29, 2004: Melanie McGuire says her husband had begun arguing with her, slapped her and stuffed a dryer sheet in her mouth, then fled in a rage when she locked herself in the bathroom. She says she never saw him again.
April 30, 2004: William McGuire's 2002 blue Nissan Maxima is found outside the Flamingo Hotel in Atlantic City. A surveillance camera captures the grainy image of someone getting out of the car and walking away.
May 5, 2004: A man fishing from his boat near the fourth island of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel retrieves a suitcase containing human remains.
May 8, 2004: William McGuire's abandoned car is towed to a police impound yard.
May 11, 2004: A graduate student, out for a day of bird-watching, finds a suitcase that washed ashore on Fisherman's Island, off Virginia's Eastern Shore. A human head and torso are recovered from the suitcase.
May 16, 2004: A boater finds a third matching suitcase, floating in the bay near the second island of the bridge and tunnel. More human remains are inside.
May 21, 2004: Virginia Beach, Va., police release a composite sketch of the face of the man whose remains were recovered. Susan Rice of Chesapeake, Va., recognizes the victim as her husband's longtime friend and Navy buddy, William McGuire, 39. On the same day, Melanie McGuire signs papers seeking a divorce in N.J.
May 25, 2004: Melanie McGuire files for divorce in Middlesex County.
Ex (or anyone else) -
I like this time line - effective tool for showing anyone with doubts about how it unfolds. I took out the purely legal portions of it to keep it shorter, and have a few questions:
What are the dates on the first two entries?
The Chloral Hydrate was purchased April 28 or 29, 2004? When were the searches for it conducted?
When were the EZ Pass hits showing MM in (at least) Delaware?
When were the calls to EZ Pass asking to have the charges removed?
When did the State Police investigator meet with her and have her flirt with him (in car somewhere on Garden State Parkway)
I think it was on 4/29, but when was the email sent to Bill's boss saying he was "out sick", what was the typo in the email address?