Timeline in the Casey Anthony case

Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — June 16, 2008: 2-year-old Caylee Anthony is last seen alive leaving the home of her grandparents, George and Cindy Anthony, along with her mother, Casey.

June 18, 2008: Casey Anthony borrows a shovel from Brian Burner, a neighbor of George and Cindy Anthony. Burner says that Anthony returned it an hour later.

June 19, 2008: Casey Anthony goes with boyfriend Tony Lazzaro to help him look for an apartment.

June 20, 2008: Casey Anthony is captured in various photos partying at Fusion nightclub and participating in a "hard body contest."

June 23, 2008: Casey Anthony and her boyfriend, Lazzaro, break into a shed at the Anthony family home to borrow her father's gas cans to fill her car, which had run empty.

June 24, 2008: Casey Anthony gets into a fight with George Anthony about the gas and she storms out of the home. She tells her father that Caylee is with the baby sitter, Zanny.

June 25, 2008: Cell phone records show Casey Anthony was in the area of her parents' home.

June 28, 2008: Casey Anthony's car is towed from the parking lot of a check cashing store after a supervisor calls to report it abandoned.

June 30, 2008: Casey Anthony is captured in surveillance videos shopping at JC Penney and Target.

July 1, 2008: Surveillance video shows Casey Anthony back in JC Penney buying more clothes.

July 10, 2008: Casey Anthony is recorded in surveillance video at Target.

July 12, 2008: Casey Anthony is seen in surveillance video at Winn-Dixie

July 15, 2008: Casey Anthony is recorded in Blockbuster Video, Bank of America and Winn-Dixie surveillance videos.

July 15, 2008: George and Cindy Anthony pick up Casey's car from a tow yard. George Anthony observes a strong odor emanating from the vehicle. Later, back at the Anthony family home, Casey tells her mother and brother, Lee Anthony, that she hasn't seen Caylee in a month and that a baby sitter named Zanaida Fernandez Gonzalez (Zanny) kidnapped her.

July 15-16, 2008: Casey Anthony takes police to the last place she says she saw Caylee. It turns out to be a vacant apartment. Authorities also take her to Universal Studios where she said she worked, but supervisors there say she hasn't worked there in more than two years.

July 16, 2008: Casey Anthony is arrested on charges of child neglect, making false official statements and obstructing a criminal investigation.

Aug. 21, 2008: Casey Anthony is released on $500,000 bail and is ordered to wear an ankle monitoring bracelet while on house arrest awaiting trial.

Aug. 29, 2008: Casey Anthony is arrested on charges related to check fraud and theft for using a friend's checkbook without permission, allegations unrelated to Caylee.

Sept. 5, 2008: Casey Anthony is released again on $500,000 bail with an ankle monitoring bracelet.

Sept. 15, 2008: Casey Anthony is arrested on further theft charges.

October 14, 2008: Casey Anthony is indicted on charges of first-degree murder, along with aggravated manslaughter, aggravated child abuse and four counts of lying to police.

Dec. 11, 2008: The skeletal remains of Caylee Anthony are discovered in a wooded area not far from the Anthony family home.

May 9, 2011: Jury selection begins in Clearwater for Casey Anthony's murder trial.

May 24, 2011: Trial begins in Orlando. The prosecution shows jurors a photo during opening statements of Caylee Anthony alive and smiling, along with a picture of the girl's skull as it was found in 2008. They say Anthony used duct tape to suffocate her. The defense contends the child actually drowned in her grandparents' swimming pool.

July 5, 2011: Casey Anthony is acquitted of murdering Caylee but convicted of lying to police.

July 7, 2011: Casey Anthony is sentenced for lying to police. However, authorities announce she must serve only 10 more days in jail because she had already spent nearly three years in jail and was given credit for good behavior.

July 8, 2011: Casey Anthony refuses a visit in jail from her mother, Cindy Anthony.

July 11, 2011: Cheney Mason, one of Casey Anthony's defense attorneys, tells NBC's "Today" show that he's worried about the woman's safety after she is released from jail and doesn't where she will go once she's freed.

July 17, 2011: Casey Anthony is released from the Orange County Jail.

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