Former Brisbane real estate agent Gerard Baden-Clay has been found guilty of murdering his wife Allison in April 2012.
Her body was found on a creek bank 10 days after her husband reported her missing from their home in nearby Brookfield.
Baden-Clay was charged with murdering his wife and interfering with a corpse, pleading not guilty to both charges.
And so began a month-long trial involving hundreds of witness statements and garnering massive public interest.
Take a look back at how Allison Baden-Clay’s disappearance and the resulting murder trial unfolded.
April 20, 2012
Gerard Baden-Clay calls police about 7:30am to report his wife missing.
Police seek public help to find 43-year-old Allison Baden-Clay, reported missing since the previous night.
Authorities say she was last seen at her house on Brookfield Road wearing grey tracksuit pants and a dark top.
April 22, 2012
Inspector Mark Laing confirms Gerard Baden-Clay crashed his car into a bus terminal outside Indooroopilly Shopping Centre.
April 23, 2012
A major incident room is set up at Indooroopilly police station for investigation into Allison Baden-Clay’s disappearance.
Her parents make a public appeal for help to find their daughter.
Allison’s mother Priscilla Dickie makes an emotional plea to the media.
“Please, please help us to find our dear Allison,” she said.
Police ask local residents to search their properties for even the smallest piece of information.
Superintendent Mark Ainsworth says Allison Baden-Clay’s disappearance is being treated as a missing person case; not a criminal investigation.
He says Gerard Baden-Clay is not a person of interest.
Allison Baden-Clay’s father Geoff Dickie praises efforts of police and SES in trying to locate his daughter over the previous weekend.
“We are overwhelmed by the support in trying to locate Allison,” he said.
“Please help us because there are three beautiful little girls – of Allison’s – wanting to see their mother as soon as possible.”
April 24, 2012
Gerard Baden-Clay speaks to the media outside his house.
“I’m trying to look after my children at the moment, we’ve got three young girls. We really trust that the police are doing everything they can to find my wife,” he said.
April 26, 2012
A prayer vigil is held for Allison.
Reverend Beverley Bell from the Anglican Parish of Kenmore says it is a difficult time for the community.
“Just not knowing what’s happened and there’s that sense of helplessness; what can we do?” he said.
Detectives seize bags of material from the Baden-Clay house and Gerard Baden-Clay’s office.
April 27, 2012
Brisbane police step up efforts to find Allison Baden-Clay by setting up a mannequin outside her family home at Brookfield.
The mannequin is wearing clothing similar to what the 43-year-old was in when she was last seen by her husband.
Emergency crews widen their search area.
April 28, 2012
Allison Baden-Clay has been missing for more than a week.
Police say they still have few leads despite the major investigation.
Gerard Baden-Clay releases a brief statement to media thanking the public for their support, saying his priority is the welfare of his wife and their three daughters.
April 30, 2012
A canoeist discovers a woman’s body on a creek bank under Kholo Bridge Crossing at Anstead in Brisbane’s west, 11 days after Allison Baden-Clay disappeared.
Police remove the body and confirm they are now treating Allison Baden-Clay’s disappearance as a homicide investigation.
Investigators wait for formal identification.
Superintendent Mark Ainsworth says police are taking seriously the possibility that the body belongs to Allison Baden-Clay and her family is notified.
“They’re devastated. You can’t explain it any other way,” he said.
Police appeal for information from anyone who may have seen anything in the area the night she disappeared, including either of the family’s cars.
May 1, 2012
Police confirm the body found is that of Allison Baden-Clay.
Superintendent Mark Ainsworth says her death is officially being treated as a murder investigation.
“At this stage we are looking at an unlawful homicide investigation – we have been looking at that for some time now; we believe it has reached that level some time ago,” he said.
Gerard Baden-Clay says he is devastated by the loss of his wife.
In a statement released by his lawyer, Baden-Clay says his primary concern now is the care of his three daughters.
He says he just wants to provide his children with some stability and normality given the tragic news and despite “the unrelenting media barrage”.
A few kilometres away at Kenmore, Baden-Clay’s parents emerge from their home and lower their Australian flag to half mast.
Neighbours do the same before they all hug each other in grief.
Meanwhile, a SIM card is discovered in bushland near the search area.
May 2, 2012
Police say they are confident they will find the killer of Allison Baden-Clay.
Investigators say a mobile phone SIM card found at the scene has no link to the case.
Police say a post-mortem examination on the body will determine the next phase of the investigation.
Gerard Baden-Clay asks the media for privacy and to let police do their investigations.
May 10, 2012
Police are stationed at a roundabout near the Baden-Clays’ Brookfield home.
Police set up a roadblock on Brookfield Road and speak to drivers, hoping to glean information which may help with their investigation.
Detectives want to hear from anyone driving in the area the night before Allison Baden-Clay was reported missing.
May 11, 2012
A funeral service is held at St Paul’s Anglican Church at Ipswich, west of Brisbane.
Hundreds of mourners come to pay their respects, including Allison’s immediate family and husband Gerard Baden-Clay.
Her sister Vanessa Fowler says there are still many questions left unanswered about the circumstances surrounding the 43-year-old’s death.
“We, your family, pledge to you that we will have these questions answered. We will bring you justice because you deserve nothing less,” she said.
“Allison, your loss has been felt throughout the entire country by people who do not know you.”
Mourners are asked to donate to an appeal to support the Baden-Clays’ three young daughters.
The cause of her death remains unknown.
May 18, 2012
Police again say they are confident they will make an arrest over her murder, four weeks after she was reported missing by her husband.
Police say the killing was not random and the killer was known to Allison but they are yet to make an arrest.
It is believed police are still awaiting autopsy and toxicology results to confirm her cause of death.
May 25, 2012
Police say they are continuing to examine a wide range of evidence.
May 29, 2012
Detectives investigating receive the toxicology results but will not release them publicly.
June 13, 2012
Gerard Baden-Clay talks to police at the Indooroopilly police station for several hours.
His lawyers say he is expected to be charged with her murder later tonight. They say he is devastated and will vigorously defend the charge.
Baden-Clay tells police Allison disappeared after going for a late night walk from their home.
He is remanded in custody, formally interviewed and charged with murder and interfering with a corpse.
June 14, 2012
Gerard Baden-Clay appears in Brisbane Magistrates Court charged with murder, about two months after first reporting his wife missing.
Prosecution grants a forensic order to allow police to obtain a DNA sample from him.
His lawyers say the charges will be vigorously defended, and lodge a bail application in the Supreme Court.
Residents around Brookfield tell the media of their shock.
June 21, 2012
Gerard Baden-Clay’s bail application begins in the Supreme Court.
June 22, 2012
Gerard Baden-Clay loses his bail application in the Supreme Court with Justice David Boddice saying the accused posed a significant flight risk.
Prosecutor Danny Boyle earlier argued that Baden-Clay had a financial motive for killing his wife and also cited entries in Allison’s journal suggest the couple may have discussed an affair he had been having with a co-worker.
Mr Baden-Clay’s barrister, Peter Davis SC, says the Crown’s case is circumstantial and weak.
June 24, 2012
A fundraiser is held for Baden-Clay’s three daughters.
Mike Kaye from the Brookfield Uniting Cricket Club says the fundraiser is important to the family.
“It’s an opportunity for Allison’s parents Geoff and Priscilla and brothers and sisters to thank the community for their support and also for all those who were out there searching,” he said.
July 9, 2012
The case returns to Brisbane Magistrates Court for a hearing.
Magistrate Chris Callaghan says he is “flabbergasted” upon hearing it will take five months for police to fully examine the financial affairs of Gerard Baden-Clay.
The court hears there will be 330 statements tendered to the defence but the prosecution says it will not have a forensic accountant’s report until November.
The prosecution has been ordered to provide most of the brief of evidence to Baden-Clay’s lawyers within six weeks.
September 3, 2012
The matter returns to court where Baden-Clay’s lawyers express frustration that prosecutors still have not provided them with all of the witness statements.
Prosecutor Danny Boyle tells the court 446 witness statements have already been provided to defence team but five statements, described as crucial, remain outstanding.
The prosecution is ordered to provide outstanding documents by the end of the week.
September 5, 2012
A Supreme Court Judge, Justice Glenn Martin, gives Allison’s father Geoffrey James Dickie temporary control of her estate, including her life insurance policy.
If Baden-Clay is acquitted of his wife’s murder he will resume his role as executor of her will.
If he is convicted, Allison’s parents will be able to go back to court for a permanent order granting them control of their daughter’s estate.
December 14, 2012
Gerard Baden-Clay’s defence lawyer lodges a bail application in Supreme Court for the second time.
His lawyer argues the Crown case has been weakened by the results of a post-mortem examination.
They say it shows Allison Baden-Clay had traces of an anti-depressant drug in her blood – leaving open the possibility that she took her own life.
But Justice Peter Applegarth dismisses the application, ruling there was no material change of circumstances and the strength of Crown case was unaffected by the results.
February 6, 2013
The Federal Court orders nearly $800,000 from two life insurance policies for Allison Baden-Clay will be held in trust by the court.
Justice John Dowsett agrees the court should hold the money until after Gerard Baden-Clay faces trial.
March 11-20, 2013
Gerard Baden-Clay’s committal hearing begins.
The Crown alleges Baden-Clay killed his wife because he wanted her insurance payouts to clear his debts and to be with his mistress.
The court hears his wife had suffered from depression and had used medication to cope and that her marriage was troubled.
Witnesses tell the court about hearing a woman yell the night Allison disappeared.
A forensic expert says he believes injuries to Gerard Baden-Clay, which were photographed by police after he reported his wife missing, were caused by fingernail scratches.
Allison’s friend Kerry Anne Walker is the first of more than 40 witnesses to testify.
Queensland MP Dr Bruce Flegg tells the court he heard a woman scream on the night before Allison was reported missing.
Speaking outside the court, Dr Flegg explains his decision not to report it to police that night, saying: “There was nothing to suggest it would be a criminal or police related matter.”
Dr Flegg says he has known Gerard Baden-Clay “for a long time”.
A senior Queensland Health forensic expert says some of Baden-Clay’s facial injuries may have been scratch marks but says it is possible some were caused by shaving.
Two former real estate partners testify Baden-Clay was in debt and was warned to leave his wife or mistress or he would lose their business association.
Queensland Police Service forensic accountant Kelly Beckett tells court Gerard Baden-Clay’s net financial position was about $70,000 and he owed more than $300,000 to family and friends.
Baden-Clay’s former mistress Toni McHugh tells the court he told her to lay low in the days after his wife’s disappearance and that he could not afford a divorce.
His lawyer says he is determined to clear his name.
Outside court, Baden-Clay’s sister Olivia Walton defends her brother after speaking to the media for the first time.
“Gerard is an innocent man and I’m here because I continue to support him,” she said.
Outside court, Baden-Clay’s lawyer Darren Mahony says he believes the cross-examination of 40 witnesses went in his client’s favour.
“We’re of the view that the evidence against Mr Baden-Clay has been significantly weakened by cross-examination during the court process,” he said.
December 19, 2013
Supreme Court Justice James Douglas argues marriage counsellor Ms Carmel Ritchie from Relationships Australia should give evidence at a pre-trial hearing about anything said during counselling sessions.
Ms Ritchie tries to prevent evidence from the sessions being used in court, arguing it is protected by confidentiality provisions of the Family Law Act.
February 3-4, 2014
Gerard Baden-Clay’s re-trial hearing begins in Supreme Court.
The court hears from pathologist Dr Nathan Milne who conducted the autopsy on Allison Baden-Clay.
Counsellor Carmel Ritchie also gives evidence, saying Allison told her she had taken an anti-malarial tablet during her honeymoon that had caused psychotic episodes, depression and panic attacks.
Ms Ritchie tells the court Allison spoke of: her husband’s affair with an employee; how she had confronted him when she found out; and he was now honest and taking responsibility.
Ms Ritchie also speaks of a separate counselling session with Gerard Baden-Clay where they discussed the affair.
June 2, 2014
The pre-trial hearing continues.
The court hears potential jurors will be polled prior to their selection and will be asked: