. Chad Evans Wrongly Convicted
Chad Evans Wrongly Convicted
   
   
   
   
   

Chronology of the lives of Chad Evans, Amanda Bortner, Kassidy Bortner and Jeff Marshall, and the wrongful conviction of Chad Evans which arose from the tragic death of Kassidy Bortner on 9 November 2000. (See "Quotable Quotes"  section for Chronology of observations about Kassidy's condition.)

 

The full chronology of accidents, injuries and bruises for Kassidy is captured in a separate document, as the dates and variations of observations require additional space. Here, the most important accidents and injuries, within one month of the date of Kassidy's death, are noted in bold.

   
1971  
 October 15 Chad Emery Evans born to Chester Ronald Evans and Pamela Fay Martin Evans.
   
1975  
 March Frank Jefferey (Jeff) Marshall born to Frank Marshall and Janice Adams Marshall in Lynn, Mass.
  Chad went to Childrens' Hospital in Boston for 10 days.
   
1982  
 January Amanda Jean Bortner born in Anchorage, Alaska, to Charles Bortner and Jacqueline Bortner.
   
1983  
  Chad and his brother, Ronnie, were injured when they were in a motorcycle accident on Ron's cycle.  This was the beginning of Chad's problems with his back, and elbow.
   
1986  
 November At the age of 15, Chad Evans began working at the Keene, NH McDonald's restaurant. Before his 16th birthday on the following October, he had been promoted to crew trainer, crew chief and shift manager.  At the time of the promotion to shift manager, he was the youngest shift manager in the company, Colley-McCoy, the McDonald's franchisee.  He was in charge of 20 people.
   
1988  
15 October Chad's 17th birthday.  His mother wrote him a LETTER, excerpts of which are presented here, "The world is just opening up and waiting for you.  So many good things are waiting for you. I hope you never change.  You have a lot of love in you , so you'll get whatever you go after in life."
  Chad went to Children's hospital to repair his elbow, which had been injured during the motorcycle accident with his brother, Ronnie, when he was 11 or 12. See above.
1989  
 August On 3 August 1989, Jim Rice played his last game for the Boston Red Sox. Shortly thereafter, Chad Evans, a 17-year old eleventh grader, wrote a Letter to the Editor of the Keene Sentinel as Chad didn't feel that Rice was being treated well in his last days as a Red Sox player.  Excerpts from Chad's letter: "I think the fans in New England can be both your best friend and worst enemy at the same time.... The fans of New England treat their stars like gods until they make a few mistakes. Then the fans would like to throw them to the dogs like they never did anything good for them."
   
1990  
12 March Chad was recognized for HIGH HONORS grades for the second term of his senior year. He achieved high honors in the fall, as well.
  June Chad Evans graduated from Keene High School, where he played football in sophomore year, until a bout with spinal meningitis took him off the field.  His work at McDonald's was his major activity during his high school years, and laid the foundation for his management career at McDonald's. He chose not to go to college.  See PHOTO of Graduation Day.
18 June Chad wrote a  LETTER to the Editor of the Keene Sentinel  to thank those who worked on "Project Graduation," a chemical-free party for Keene High School seniors.  He concluded, "It was a night I will always remember and a night I will be sure to take part in for years to come."
 7 December Chad Evans completed a McDonald's four-day training course and was designated the outstanding student out of 15. See EVALUATION.
   
1991  
 4 January Chad won the "Oustanding Student Award" in Colly/McCoy, per LETTER from Peter Napoli.
   November Chad Evans, at the age of 20, elected to Keene, New Hampshire, Board of Education, the youngest person ever elected to that position. 
   
1992  
 28 March After a ballot mistake which put his father's name on the ballot, rather than him, the candidate, Chad Evans took his seat with the Keene Board of Education after a court ordered the correction. Keene Sentinel article:  "Chad Evans looks toward fast lane" and second page, "Keene's youngest school board member: a quick study"
18 April Chad Evans graduated from "McDonald's University" in Oak Brook, Illinois, with a "bachelor of hamburgerology" degree.  See Keene Sentinel article.
September Chad Evans promoted to be Store Manager at McDonald's in Rochester, New Hampshire.  See BUSINESS CARD.  He moved to Rochester and initially lived at the Anchorage Inn in Rochester. Later, he rented an apartment on Second Street in Rochester from October until he purchased the house on Milton Road in Rochester. See below, for 11 May 1994.
 3 October Joshua Marshall, younger brother of Jeff Marshall, died of cancer, Stage 4 neuroblastoma, at the age of 11. The Boston Globe obituary noted, " Joshua spent a large part of his life in hospitals and set down his experience in a book titled, "Hospital is a Nightmare." It was produced in limited numbers and presented at the Dover, N.H., Jimmy Fund telethon.
The boy also had two of his wishes fulfilled: He met Roger Clemens of the Red Sox in 1987 and in 1992; and last July, through the efforts of the charitable "Make a Wish" program, he was able to visit Disney World." Click OBITUARY (See also 3 November 2004 York Weekly article about anonymous $500 gift in his memory to Hospice of York, " 'Rocketboy' given a place in the galaxy")
  December At a Colley-McCoy Christmas Party, Peter Napoli introduced Chad to Mary Paquette, also a Colley-McCoy employee. That led to a romantic relationship.
   
1993  
 Summer Mary Paquette moved into Chad's apartment on 2nd Street in Rochester.
11 December Jeff Marshall arrested in Newington for Simple Assault.  Court disposition uncertain. See CASE SUMMARY.
   
1994  
28 April In the Portstmouth District Court, a criminal complaint of Simple Assault against Frank (Jeff) Marshall was continued for six months. It was based upon an incident on December 11, 1993.  See Computer Printout .
11 May At the age of 23, Chad Evans purchased his home at 191 Milton Road, Route 125, in Rochester, New Hampshire. He and Mary Paquette lived there. See PHOTO of house.  His monthly mortgage payment was $710.00.
19 May A complaint in York County District Court for "Harassment" against Frank (Jeff) Marshall was filed for one year without a finding.  The defendant paid a fine of $100.00. See DOCKET for case 94-00854.
    June Chad acquired Kato from friend, Sarah Walsh.  He wrote in 2010, "My dog's name was Kato. He was a beautiful white German Sheppard. I got him as an 8 week old puppy shortly after I bought my house in Rochester and Mary and I moved in. He was our 'child'.  I swear he was almost human. I was a big Bruce Lee fan and though I had never seen an episode of The Green Hornet, I loved the name Kato. Interestingly, I got him from a girl that I used to date on and off while living in Keene, Sarah Walsh, who lived with a friend for a short while in Rochester." See PHOTO of Chad with his new puppy.
   June Jeff Marshall decided not to graduate with his high school class, two weeks short of graduation.
28 June Colley-McCoy owners Richard McCoy and Peter Napoli submitted Chad Evans to Corporate McDonald's for consideration as "outstanding restaurant manager." See LETTER
14 November Chad's white German Shepard/Golden Retriever/unk. mix dog, Kato, was hit by a car which veered off Route 125 in front of Chad's home.  Kato's left front leg was shattered and required extensive surgery, including metal plates.  See PHOTO of Chad with Kato, whose leg is in a cast.
   
1995  
16 January Monday. Chad Evans went on a group trip to New York City with his girlfriend, Mary Paquette, and friends Matt Skidds and his girlfriend, Maureen, and Bruce Aube and Jessica Edmands. On this date, they saw the show, "Cats" at the Wintergarden Theater on Broadway. See FERRY PHOTO of Bruce and Matt on ferry with World Trade Center in background. Also, see PHOTO OF CHAD ON WALL STREET BULL and PHOTO OF CHAD WITH IMAGE OF ROBERT WADLOW, WORLD'S TALLEST MAN at a museum on the ground floor of the Empire State Building.
24 January Tuesday. Frank (Jeff) Marshall pled guilty to the offense of "Violation of Protection from Abuse" order in York County District Court. Fines totaling $220 and victim compensation were paid.  See DOCKET for case 94-04887.
29 March A complaint of "Criminal Threatening" in York County District Court against Frank (Jeff) Marshall was dismissed "without prejudice". Case number: 94-03112. Previously, Marshall had been ordered to pay reimbursement of $800.00.   The source incident occurred on 22 August 1994 when Marshall was arrested.  See DOCKET.
 3 June McDonald's supports NH Special Olympics. See "Hamburger Press" article, "Let the games begin," with photo of Chad Evans at bottom.  
  December Chad met Tristan Wentworth and their relationship grew.
   
1996  
2 January Jeff Marshall arrested for driving after Revocation/Suspension of License and Criminal Mischief.  See case summaries for Cases: 1996-JT-00299, 1996-JT-00300, and 1996-JT-00301.
  Spring Tristan Wentworth and her son moved to Chad's home in Rochester.
 4 April Chad Evans was promoted to General Manager in Colley/McCoy, per LETTER  by Peter Napoli, then the Senior Vice President. The stores for which he was responsible were: Rochester and the store in the Rochester Walmart and the seasonal store at Hampton Beach. See also, Chad's new  BUSINESS CARD.  Around this time Colley/McCoy acquired a number of restaurants in Massachusetts and offered Chad the opportunity to move there to manage those restaurants.   Chad turned down the offer as he wanted to raise his family in Rochester.
  early June McDonald's supports NH Special Olympics. See "Hamburger Press" article, "Special Olympians get a taste of F.A.F." with Chad Evans in GROUP PHOTO.
 5 June Colley-McCoy owners Richard McCoy and Peter Napoli submitted Chad Evans to Corporate McDonald's for consideration as "outstanding restaurant manager." See LETTER
10 June Hearing at York County District Court (Southern District) re Temporary Protective Order for Nicole Mitchell, girlfriend of Jeff Marshall, arising from incident at their home on 21 May 1996.
 Fall Chad was at a meeting with Colley-McCoy managers to discuss the acquisition of the seasonal McDonald's franchise in Kittery, Maine. It was during this meeting that Tristan paged Chad twice "911" to tell him that she was pregnant when Chad called her. Chad returned to the meeting, all smiles, and shared the news in a whisper with Larry Lane. The Kittery McDonald's restaurant was then added to be Chad's fourth store.
 1 November Chad Evans and Marie Altobelli rescued three men from a car which was burning following a crash. Chad's fiance, Tristan Evans, also assisted by dousing the flames on one survivor. The three men were Peter J. Rogers of Dover, Christian A. Pare of Milton and Mitchell E. Hartford of Sanbornville.  See Foster's Daily Democrat article and same article in WORD and Union Leader article.   The Governor of New Hampshire, Jeanne Shaheen, and the publisher of the Union Leader, Nackey Loeb, later recognized Chad and Ms. Altobelli for that rescue. (See 23 April 1997, below). [Note:  Christian Pare died at his home on 12 November 2010 at the age of 35.  See OBITUARY.]
24 November Chad Evans and Tristan Wentworth were married.  Chad's brother, Jason, was his best man. Ushers were Larry Lane, Bruce Aube and Matthew Skids.  The maid of honor was Tristan's sister, Tiffany. Bridesmaids were Dot Plaisted (now Urrutia), and Chad's sister, Nicole.
 short time after marriage Chad Evans visited his friend, Stephanie Chick, who worked part-time at a jewelry store in the Fox Run Mall in Newington, NH.  Stephanie was trying to encourage Chad to buy something for Tristan, and she went to the back office to check his credit rating and get pre-approval for a purchase. Talking while returning to him, she exclaimed within earshot of others, "Holy cow, Chad, you have the highest credit rating I have ever seen."  Seconds later, she said, "Now you HAVE to buy something," but he didn't. 
 8 December Peter Napoli of Colley-McCoy awards Chad a $1,000 bonus for outstanding performance.  See LETTER
   
1997  
23 April Chad Evans and Marie Altobelli recognized for their rescue of motorists on 1 November 1996 (above) at a Hero Awards Dinner (program) sponsored by The Union Leader and New Hampshire Sunday News. See photo of Chad Evans and Govenor Shaheen  See IMAGE OF AWARD. The inscription reads: "HERO AWARD, presented to CHAD EVANS by the Union Leader and New Hampshire Sunday News FOR RISKING YOUR LIFE IN AN OUTSTANDING ACT OF HEROISM,  APRIL 23, 1997"  See Union Leader, 24 April 1997 article, "Lifesavers Get Heroes' Welcomes. THE HEROES"  See also, congratulatory letter to him from one of his former teachers at Keene, Jean Corriveau.      
 July Kyle Chester Evans born. "The most amazing day of my life," wrote Chad Evans on 5 March 2010. In September, 2010, Chad wrote a poem, "THE GIFT" as part of a 4-week poetry prison education class "with the hopes of inspiring Kyle to do things outside his 'comfort zone.'" The last stanza of the poem reads:
  But I've never been more blown away:
  Than when I witnessed my beautiful baby boy thrust with urgency
  onto his mother's belly, waiting for me to cut the cord.
23 July Colley-McCoy co-owner Richard McCoy and V.P. Peter Napoli submitted Chad Evans to Corporate McDonald's for consideration as "outstanding restaurant manager." See LETTER
31 August Chad Evans and Bruce Aube, and their fathers, Chet Evans and Bruce Aube, went to Foxboro, Mass., to see the first football game of the New England Patriots season. The team defeated the San Diego Chargers 41-7. Chad remembered the day because that evening he heard the news of the death of Princess Diana in Paris on that same day.  In Letter 157 of his "Letters from New Hampshire State Prison," Chad wrote, "One of my fondest memories was of Bruce and I taking our dads down to see the first Patriots game of the regular 1997 season. We stayed overnight in a hotel, smoked cigars, and played cards the night before. It was a chance for Bruce and I to see our dads get away from the 'old ball and chain' and let loose a little."  Also, see the cover of game program, "GAME DAY" which Chad saved among his memorabilia.
30 September Colley-McCoy owner Richard P. McCoy announced in a memo to all of his restaurants the promotion of "two outstanding individuals", Chad Evans and Sal Napoli (son of co-owner Peter Napoli), to "Area Supervisor."  Chad's restaurants were: Rochester, Rochester Walmart, Hampton, Portsmouth and Greenland.  Sal's were in Massachusetts: Ayer, Leominster I and II, and Searstown Mall. See the MEMO and Chad's new BUSINESS CARD.
27 October 9:00 p.m. Sunday.  Chad Evans went to the Patriots/Green Bay Packers game with Bruce Aube, Jason Evans, and Matt Skidds or Jeremy Hinton. The occasion was to celebrate Chad's birthday, which was on the 15th. Chad recalled in 2010 that it was cold and in the old Foxboro stadium, and that the Patriots had lost to the Packers the previous year in the Super Bowl and that they lost this 27 October game as well.  A check with the Patriots' websites for the 1996 Patriots Schedule and 1997 Patriots Schedule show that he was correct.  The Patriots lost in the 1996 Super Bowl 35-21 and lost this game 28-10. 
7 December Chad Evans' wins a gift certificate for $1,700 or cash for that amount, for placing "first overall in the RAYSWAY contest," named after the founder of McDonald's, Ray Croc.  Chad's manager at Colley McCoy, Peter Napoli, wrote, "Congratulations on your outstanding performance in the areas of Quality, Service, Cleanliness and profit in 1997."   See PETER NAPOLI LETTER
   
1998  
 2 March An "Order for Protection from Abuse" was issued in York County District Court by Judge Thomas Humphrey against F. Jeffery Marshall of 51 Rogers Road in Kittery.  The order was on behalf of Nicole Mitchell. A temporary order had previously been issued on 12 February 1998.  See PROTECTIVE ORDER.  See below at 20 July 1998 for Complaint issued against Frank J. Marshall for violation of this order.
22 May Kassidy Bortner conceived around this time, perhaps at Robert Sheehan's 20th birthday party, attended by 16 year old Amanda Bortner. Robert Sheehan was Kassidy's biological father.
    June Chad's stepson celebrates his 5th birthday with party. Also attending was younger brother, Kyle. 
    July At Kyle's first birthday party, he eyed his cake in PHOTO In 2010, Chad dubbed a quotation for this photo, "I know I am not one yet but I still get a piece of cake right?"  He succeeded. as the next PHOTO shows. Chad dubbed Kyle's statement, "Finally, I got to try the cake, not bad. Waiter, can you get me something to clean up, I'm a bit sticky."
20 July Two criminal complaints were issued in York County District court against Frank Jeffrey Marshall.  One COMPLAINT, Case 98-1925, was for violation of the Protection from Abuse Order (see, above at 2 March). The other COMPLAINT was for "Criminal Threatening" for placing Jeffrey Foye "in fear of imminent bodily injury by threatening, "I'm going to kill you." Both cases were transferred to York County Superior Court on 1 September 1998.  See Superior Court cases below ALFSC-CR-98-1169 and ALFSC-CR-98-1170 at 19 February 1999.
15 October Hearing for  Temporary Protection order for Elaine Staley against Jefferey Marshall.  Staley was the mother of a former girlfriend of Marshall.
13 December Colley-McCoy executive Peter Napoli awarded Chad Evans a $600 bonus for his "outstanding performance in the areas of Quality, Service, Cleanliness and profit in 1998." See LETTER.
   
1999  
 January Amanda Bortner's 17th birthday. She had dropped out of Sanford High School the previous Spring after the end of her 10th grade year. Her older sister, Jennifer, was now in her senior year at Sanford High School.
26 January On behalf of McDonald's, Chad Evans and Jason Evans received a "Business Appreciation Award" from the Rochester, NH Jaycees at their 40th annual Distinguished Service Awards ceremony. See Fosters Daily Democrat article.  See Chad's article in the Colley/McCoy "Hamburger Press," "Outstanding in Rochester's Eyes."
 4 February Kassidy Caitlyn Bortner was born at Southern Maine Medical Center, Biddeford, Maine.
10 February Jefferey Marshall pled guilty in York County Superior Court to "Criminal Threatening" against Jeffrey Foye, and was fined $250.00. See Docket and File, Case CR-98-01169 The charge of "Violation of Protection [order] from Abuse" was "dismissed in view of plea to Criminal Threatening." [Kittery P.D. memo. and related documents.]  See Docket and File case CR-98-1170.
23 February Tuesday. "Larry Lane and Chad Evans hosted their third annual swing manager's convention at Rochester High School. The event was a huge success attended by over 75 swing managers from ten different restaurants." From 1998-99 Winter "Hamburger Press" article by Jeremy Hinton,  "Swingin' with Larry & Chad." See closeups of PHOTO 1  and PHOTO 2.
    March? In 1999 "a year and a half" prior to Kassidy Bortner's death on 9 November, Jennifer Bortner Conley was working at the Movie Gallery, a video store, and Jeff Marshall met her, and asked her out for a date.  See Transcript of Jennifer Bortner 9 November 2000 police interview., Page 7.
28 March Chad Evans is arrested on a domestic violence complaint from his wife, Tristan, after a fight between them in the early morning. See ROCHESTER POLICE ARREST REPORT See also the 6 April 1999 Rochester Times POLICE LOG report of incident. See GERSTEIN AFFIDAVIT of Officer Davis. See four police NARRATIVE REPORTS. See SUMMARY of incident by Tristan Evans and her VOLUNTARY STATEMENT.
   April Gabe Snyder and Amanda begin living together, with Gabe being told that he was Kassidy's father. Gabe was almost 19, and Amanda was 17. Emily Conley, age 18, was a roommate, as well.
 8 April Six Complaints were issued by the Rochester Police Dept. against Chad, for the fight with Tristan:  Simple Assault (3), Second Degree Assault, False Imprisonment, and Criminal Restraint.  See also the NARRATIVE REPORTS of four officers.
12 April Monday. Tristan Evans came to Chad's workplace and told him that she wanted a separation in their marriage.
15 April Thursday. Chad Evans enrolled in the court-ordered "Domestic Violence Program" of the Strafford Guidance Center.   See the completion of this 26 week program, below, at 28 September 1999. The name of Strafford Guidance was changed to Behavioral Health Services, and the group is now part of   COMMUNITY PARTNERS.  See History of Community Partners organization.
   April/May or earlier Chad Evans accepted Jeff Marshall's bid to do the landscaping work for the Rochester McDonald's.  Jeff had been doing the landscaping for McDonald's for its Dover, NH and other stores, which were managed by Larry Lane, and Larry recommended Jeff to Chad. As Chad was an Area Supervisor for eight McDonald's restaurants: Rochester, Rochester Walmart, Greenland, Portsmouth Rte 1, Hampton Rte 1, Hampton Beach, Methuen I and Methuen II, Jeff's landscaping work for Chad grew to several restaurants.
 5 June Saturday. Chad was part of a Colley - McCoy team that provided McDonald's food at the 30th Annual New Hampshire Special Olympics Summer Games.  See Colley - McCoy newsletter ARTICLE by Larry Lane. See GROUP COLOR PHOTO with Chad on right, holding Kyle.
17 June Chad and family and Chad's parents went to "Castle in the Clouds," in Moultonborough. See Chad's DESCRIPTION of the estate of Thomas Plante. See PHOTO OF "CASTLE."
24 June Chad and his wife attended the kindergarten graduation at Cross Road Kindergarten for Chad's stepson.  Also attending was the stepson's father.
20 July Tuesday. Chad and Kyle went to Canobie Lake Park in Salem, NH, together with Chad's mother, Pam, who was visiting for a few days.  Chad's stepson was elsewhere with his father.  Also there were Chad's friend and fellow Colley-McCoy employee, Jim Kennedy and his wife and son, who was about six months older than Kyle.  See Chad's DESCRIPTION  of that day.
   Aug/Sept Gabe Snyder and Amanda ended their living arrangement.
 2 September Thursday. Chad Evans took most of his McDonald's restaurant managers to the Six Flags of New England Amusement Park. See DATE-STAMPED PHOTO of managers. For further description, see "First Jobs and McDonald's" section.
11 September Chad, Jeremy Hinton and Bruce Aube (and perhaps Tristan Evans and Jason Evans) went to New York City to see a NY Yankees game.  On the 11th Chad photographed a BABE RUTH MEMORIAL PLAQUE at Yankee Stadium. See also CLOSEUP OF PLAQUE. Saturday, 11 September, the Boston Red Sox defeated the NY Yankees 11-10. 
28 September Chad Evans completed the 26 week "Domestic Violence Program" at the Strafford Guidance Center. See the beginning of the program, above, at 15 April 1999.  See  LETTER OF COMPLETION [See above at 15 April 1999]
 6 October Wednesday. Chad began treatment with a Rochester, NH, chiropractor, Dr. Michael Clark, for back pain which arose periodically from a motorcycle accident when he was about 11-12 when riding with his older brother, Ronald.  Previously, Chad's back treatments were with Dr. Craig Anderson in Brattleboro, VT.
15 October Chad Evans' 28th birthday.
   November Kassidy Bortner babysat by her aunt Jennifer Bortner Conley and Jeff Marshall, at least once, at Jeff's home in Kittery, Maine.
  Nov/Dec Paternity test for Kassidy.
  Nov/Dec Amanda Bortner took Kassidy to a photo studio for a PORTRAIT PHOTO.    This photo had a special place in 2000 at the home of Chad Evans and Amanda, as it was placed on the mantle in the living room. It was a favorite among Amanda's family, as well. This photo later was used in several newspaper articles after Kassidy's death.  See the B&W PHOTO from microfilm of 18 November 2000 Foster's Daily Democrat article. See, also, cropped COLOR PHOTO from same photo, from 3 January 2001 Foster's Daily Democrat.
   December Chad Evans and Tristan Wentworth Evans had a severe argument after a Christmas party, and they separated. Tristan move out on 13 December.  Chad suggested that she and Kyle and Chad's stepson stay in their house, but she chose to return to her parents' home in Milton, NH.
13 December Tristan Evans moved out of Chad's and her home, and to the home of her parents. 
   December The Assistant Managers for Colley-McCoy had their Christmas Party at the Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley, Mass.  To minimize driving and drinking, Larry Lane and Chad chartered a bus to run from the Newington McDonalds to Shirley, a distance of 74 miles.   
20 December Chad Evans sought additional help from the Strafford Guidance Center, and began working with Gray Fitzgerald, a counselor. Chad met with Gray for 12 meetings, until the voluntary termination of services on 28 July 2000. See below. One outcome from these sessions was a "CHECKLIST" which Chad kept in his wallet and stuck to a wall upstairs in his home. Gray has since written a book "The Bible Confronts The Bible." See his BIOGRAPHY at the books' website.
31 December Friday. Chad's younger sister, Nicole, married Brandon Harvey in Belmont, NH. A believer in financial security and planning, Chad gave Nicole $500 for an IRA. See PHOTO of family and PHOTO of Chad. Both photos are date-stamped " 1 1 00 ", but the correct date was 31 December 1999, as the camera settings were off by a day.
   
2000  
   January or earlier Paternity test results showed that Gabe Snyder was not Kassidy's father.
 1 January The Maine Dept. of Health and Human Services opened a record for Kassidy Bortner in its TANF system (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)
   January Amanda Bortner's 18th birthday.
 4 February Friday. Kassidy Bortner was one year old and celebrated her birthday at a party at ......[to be completed] 
 8 February Tuesday.  Chad went to Keene to visit with his parents and either leave Kyle, or see Kyle for a visit with the grandparents.  Also there was Chad's niece, Malana Evans, daughter of Chad's brother, Jason. x
 9 February Wednesday. Colley/McCoy employee night at Gunstock Ski area in Laconia NH. 100 Employees attended. See "Hamburger Press" article, "Gunstock Ski Outing."
12-13 Feb. Saturday and Sunday. Chad went to Keene spend time with, and pick up Kyle who was with his grandparents for the week. x  Chad wrote of the 13th in a 5 September 2010 letter, "Ok, I don't know what my excuse is here for needing a nap. :) I'm sure I was out with Kyle and Malana all day pulling them up the hill at Robinhood Park in a sled, making "Frosty" the Snowman, etc. Not to mention, while in Keene my mother never stops feeding me these tasty, heavy meals. Hey, any excuse to play with Kyle will do. Two hour drive home I have to get rested up for...."
19-20 Feb. Saturday/Sunday. Chad's family came to Chad's home in Rochester for the weekend, to help celebrate Jason's 27th birthday. 
 March/April Crystal Martin, a friend of Amanda, recalls that Amanda and Kassidy lived with her and her son Devin, at the home in Sanford of Crystal's mother for several weeks during this period. Also around this time, Amanda and Kassidy moved with Amanda's family from Sanford to a home in Auburn.
 4 March Saturday. Kassidy Bortner was 13 months old.
  March Colley-McCoy, Chad Evans' employer, purchased the franchises for the McDonald's restaurants on Route 1 in Hampton and in Seabrook. The Hampton restaurant demolished and a new restaurant was built about a mile down the road.  This new restaurant was added to Chad's area, to bring the total to nine. (See below for May opening.)
 9 March Thursday.  Colley/McCoy employee night.
13 March (week of) Chad and Bruce Aube took a week's vacation for a self-directed "Hall of Fame Tour" during which they went to the Baseball, Basketball, Boxing and Football Halls of Fame in New York, Massachusetts and Ohio. See Chad's DESCRIPTION of this whirlwind trip. While in Ohio, they went to the President McKinley home and tomb. See DATE-STAMPED PHOTO of tomb. In Ohio, they also visited an Amish community in Ohio, where Chad purchased a hand-made wooden hand-operated "steam shovel" set, which he gave to Kyle at his upcoming birthday. See DATE-STAMPED PHOTO  at 7 July 2000, below.
24 March Friday. Chad Evans pled guilty to two counts of simple assault arising from an incident of domestic violence against his wife, Tristan Evans on 28 March 1999.  See HEARING TRANSCRIPT  See seven LETTERS OF SUPPORT for Chad which were sent to the court.
 3 April Monday. Chad Evans had an appointment with his chiropractor, Dr. Michael T. Clark of Rochester. (See above, 6 October 1999 for origin of back problem.)
 4 April Tuesday. Kassidy Bortner was 14 months old.
14 April Friday. Chad Evans had an appointment with his chiropractor, Dr. Michael T. Clark of Rochester.
17 April Monday. Chad Evans had an appointment with his chiropractor, Dr. Michael T. Clark of Rochester.
22 April Saturday. There was an altercation at the Muddy River Smoke House in Portsmouth, NH, between Scott Cormier, a co-worker of Jennifer Bortner Conley at Zales Jewelry and Jeff Marshall, from whom Jennifer had recently separated. (See below, at 8 May arrest) 
 4 May Thursday. Kassidy Bortner was 15 months old.
   May Chad Evans took his son, Kyle, to Boston for a day in May.  Included was a visit with a clown near Faneuil Hall Marketplace. x  The clown was holding Kyle's is a manner similar to the way Chad later held Kassidy's face when obtaining eye contact.  See also, three photos of an elementary school teacher in Concord, NH holding the face of a student as she said "good-bye" for the summer.  Whole Photo, and Closeup Photo and Closest Photo.
 8 May Monday.  Jeff Marshall "was arrested and charged May 8 for simple assault and criminal threatening." as a result of the altercation at the Muddy River Smoke House in Portsmouth on 22 April (above). See May 10 Portsmouth Herald Police Log Report. See below at 12 October 2000 for Portsmouth District Court disposition.
 9 May Tuesday.  Brought by her mother, Amanda, Kassidy Bortner had a medical examination at Pediatric Associates of Lewiston (Maine). See Vaccine Record and "15 Month Well Child Exam report." There was no mention of bruises on Kassidy in these medical records.  Next appt. on 10 August 2000. (See below)
18 May Thursday. The Hampton McDonald's restaurant on Route 1 was relocated and reopened with a larger staff which Chad hired and trained. This project took a lot of his time in May and some in June. See PHOTO at old site with "We are Moving" sign, and PHOTO of new store. See "Hamburger Press" article, "Hampton Beach Reopening" and STAFF PHOTO, including Area Supervisor, Chad Evans, 2nd from left. See also, MANAGEMENT PHOTO on the occasion. From left to right, in Chad's words, "a gentleman not McDonald's employee, Tim McCoy-Ops manager of company, Steve Skidds Manager of Exeter, John Collins, our controller, Frank Morse in background, Peter Napoli, Bob McDougall my direct boss."
19 May Amanda Bortner earned her GED degree from Edward Little High School in Auburn, Maine.  This was awarded a few weeks before her class of 2000 graduated from Sanford High School.
   
June 2000  
 2 June Friday. Amanda Bortner, 18, met Chad Evans, 28, through a blind date arranged by her sister, Jennifer Bortner Conley, and her boyfriend, Jefferey Marshall. At the time Amanda thought Chad was about 25-26 and Chad thought Amanda was 20-21, and thus a 5-6 year difference. Chad looked young for his age, and Amanda looked older than hers.  The four gathered for dinner at an Applebee's restaurant in Portsmouth. Then, Chad and Amanda went to the Hampton Beach Casino to see a concert performance by rock group "Staind". Amanda drove an hour and a half back to her parents' home in Auburn, and to Kassidy, that evening. See CHAD'S AGE COMMENTS to understand the age difference issue.  He had a pre-arranged date later that evening, about which he was honest enough to tell Amanda, but that was his last date with another woman.
 3 June Saturday. Chad and Larry Lane went to the University of New Hampshire Field House and set up the McDonald's (Colley-McCoy) booth from which McDonald's lunches (fajitas, apples and cookies) were served to the competitors at the annual NH Special Olympics. See "Hamburger Press" article by Debbie Thompson,"New Hampshire Special Olympics." At mid-afternoon, Chad and Larry drove to the Dover McDonald's, and then Chad picked up his son, Kyle, at Tristan's mother's, for the rest of the weekend.
 4 June Sunday. Kassidy Bortner was 16 months old.
 4 June Sunday. Amanda Bortner and Cathy Nuernberg were roller blading in Sanford, Maine and Amanda called Chad, who invited them to come over, and they spent the night.  Chad was in love. He wrote in August, 2010, "I was as good as done, 'Stick a fork in me.'  After that Sunday evening, Amanda was a constant and we were pretty much  inseparable." Impressed with Amanda's strength and athletic ability, Chad recalled that Cathy and Amanda rollerbladed most of the way from Sanford, but Amanda remembers that they drove in Cathy's car.
 5 June Monday. After work, Chad picked up Kyle at day care at Chad and Linda Dallesandri's and then took him to his friend's Glen Varney's home on Baxter Lake. x Chad hadn't yet purchased his boat. There were several friends there that evening. See DATE-STAMPED PHOTO with Glen Varney on left and Jeff Jacobs on the right.
 6 June Tuesday. Amanda took a DATE-STAMPED PHOTO of Chad, just after returning from work. In a 5 April 2010 letter, Chad wrote, "There was no occasion. It was Amanda that took the photograph. I told you, after that first weekend we were pretty much inseparable. She pretty much was always there. I look happy because I was extremely happy. After a rough six months and the dissolution of my marriage, I found someone that made me happy to my core. We thoroughly enjoyed each other's company. For the first time in my life, I couldn't wait to get back home from work. A lot of mornings I dreaded leaving Amanda, Kassidy, and Kyle." See FULL CHAD PHOTO COMMENT
 9 June Friday. Chad Evans met Kassidy Bortner, then 16 months old, when her mother, Amanda Bortner, brought her to Chad's home in Rochester, New Hampshire.  They had dinner together after making a Greek salad. The kids ripped apart the lettuce leaves and Kyle threw in his favorite - black olives.  Then Chad fed Kassidy ice cream.  Amanda and Kassidy spent the night and left the next morning, as Amanda had a day shift at the Martindale Country Club in Auburn, Maine. Kassidy would stay with her grandmother, Jacqueline Conley, for a few more weeks.
10 June Saturday. Chad Evans and Kyle Evans and Tristan Evans went to see Chad's stepson, play in a Rochester, NH, Little League game. x  Amanda Bortner was working that day at the Martindale Country Club in Auburn, Maine, and came to Rochester that evening. See CHAD DESCRIPTION OF PHOTO.
11 June Sunday.  Chad and Chet Evans played baseball with Kyle and Chad's stepson at Chad's home in Rochester.  x That day, Chad's stepson was using a yellow bat. The red bat was the fattest Fisher-Price bat, which enabled children to have more success. Chad's stepson was older and had graduated to the yellow, thinner, bat.
  June ~ Chad and Jeremy Hinton went to Jeremy's father's home and repaired a property fence.  Jeremy had a softball game at the town park and Chad watched that game.  Later Amanda and Kassidy joined the gathering at the ball park.
16 June Friday. Amanda and Chad went to a "3 Doors Down" concert at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom and she spent the night at Chad's.  See dimly-lit DATE-STAMPED PHOTO of band. (The date stamp incorrectly said 6 17 00, but the concert was on this day, so this was another occasion where the date on the camera was set a day off.) Kassidy was staying at Amanda's mother's home in Auburn, Maine.
17 June Saturday. Amanda drove to her mother's home in Auburn, Maine, and brought Kassidy to Chad's home for another visit. Chad had Kyle for the weekend, and he picked him up at Tristan's mother's home in Milton, NH, Saturday morning, instead of the usual Friday night pickup, due to Chad's concert plan. Chad took Kyle to work with him and came home early, waiting for Amanda and Kassidy. There is a photo taken by Chad with outstretched left arm, of Chad and Amanda in the dining room of Chad's home, date-stamped 17 June 2000.  They made Greek salad together for dinner.
18 June Sunday. In Chad's words: "we took the kids to one of the elementary school playgrounds. We stopped by the Stop and Go Deli and picked up subs, chips, and soda and had a picnic with the kids at the playground. We played ball, swung on the swings, slides, played tag, etc: It was a blast. At that time, Kyle was not quite 3 years old. He could already hit a wiffle ball with his brown wiffle ball bat but he also had a large, fat, red bat that we would take to the park. He could really kill the ball with that bat and there was plenty of room for him to do it at the park. Like many boys I suspect, Kyle got more enthused when he hit the ball hard and far. Of course, as his dad, I was willing to do anything to keep him interested and on the path to being the next Ted Williams." [Letter #80, 5 April 2010 to Morrison Bonpasse]
20 June ~ Chad and Amanda went to Auburn where Chad met Amanda's mother and stepfather.  Chad spent the night. Amanda worked her shift at Martindale Country Club and then picked up Kassidy and they went to Chad's home.  See CHAD DESCRIPTION OF VISIT.
21 June Wednesday. Chad and Tristan planned a birthday party for Chad's stepson at the Chuck E. Cheese restaurant in Newington, NH to celebrate his seventh birthday.  Also there were Tom and Dot Urrutia and family and Tristan's sister, Tiffany.
22 June Thursday. Amanda Bortner and Chad Evans took Kyle Evans and Kassidy Bortner to the York's Wild Animal Kingdom, in York Maine. Chad took a day off from work.  x The photos were taken late in the visit on that day that Chad recalled in 2010 was hot and humid.  See DATE-STAMPED PHOTO of Chad taken by Amanda.  Afterwards, they drove to York Beach, where it was cooler, for the rest of the day. See CHAD'S RECOLLECTIONS OF THIS DAY.
 mid-June to   end-June Amanda was seeing Chad every day, and moved with Kassidy to Chad's home in Rochester, New Hampshire.
25 June On Sunday, June 25, there was an impromptu combined birthday party for Kyle, turning 3 in early July, and his half-brother, Brent, who just turned  7.  The big present for the boys and family was a trampoline, purchased from BJ's. Larry Lane helped Chad assemble the trampoline. Chad recalls that Jeff and Jennifer and Amanda Bortner and Kassidy were there, as was Nicole Evans Harvey. Wrote Chad, "It was at this party that I gave Kyle and my stepson the trampoline." See 2002 TRAMPOLINE PHOTO and CHAD PHOTO EXPLANATION. Another birthday party was held later at Chad's parents' home in Keene and another at Tristan's. In her second police INTERVIEW, on November 10, 2000, Jennifer Bortner said that she recalled that her half-brother, Scott Conley, was also there and that Kassidy had fun jumping on the trampoline.
 end-June Amanda and Chad engineered a double-date for Amanda's friend Emily Conley to meet Chad's friend, Jeff Jacobs. They went to Whale's Tale on Ocean Boulevard in Hampton, a short distance from the Hampton Beach McDonald's, one of the restaurants for which Chad was responsible.
 end-June As the commute from Rochester to Auburn was 81 miles, which took about 1 hour and 50 minutes, Amanda quit her job as a waitress at the Martindale Country Club in Auburn, Maine.
July 2000  
 1-2 July Saturday/Sunday.  Chad and Amanda on Baxter Lake with friends, Glen Varney and his girlfriend, Deb. Kassidy spent the night with Jeff Marshall and Jennifer Bortner Conley.  This was the first overnight babysitting stint for Kassidy at Jeff and Jennifer's since June 9, 2000, the day that Kassidy met Chad.
 early July For several days, perhaps Monday, 3 July through Thursday, 6 July, Pam Evans stayed at Chad's home with Chad and Amanda and, as often as possible, Kyle. Pam's friend, Liz Cox was with her, and on Tuesday, 4 July, both of them filled in to work a few hours at the Hampton Beach McDonald's. See DATE-STAMPED PHOTO of Liz, on left, and Pam.
 late June, early July Chad and Amanda took her sister, Jennifer, and Jeff Marshall to dinner at Newick's on Dover Point in Newington, NH, as a "thank-you" for introducing them to each other.  Later, the four walked in Prescott Park in Portsmouth. Kassidy was being babysat by Jacqueline Conley or by a friend of Amanda's or by Chad's mother, who was visiting in Rochester.
 4 July Tuesday. Kassidy Bortner was 17 months old on this date.
 5 July Wednesday. Chad Evans had an appointment with his chiropractor, Dr. Michael T. Clark of Rochester.
 7 July Friday. Chad Evans had an appointment with his chiropractor, Dr. Michael T. Clark of Rochester.
 7 July Friday. At Chad's home was held one of Kyle's birthday parties.  See x CHAD PHOTO COMMENT.  Other parties for Kyle were at his mother's, Tristan's, and at his grandparents' in Keene a few days later. See CHAD'S DESCRIPTION of his earlier acquisition of a used swing set from a friend. x
12 July Wednesday.  Pam Evans and her friend, Liz Cox, were again visiting Chad, and they watched the Hampton Beach fireworks from the McDonald's roof.  Toward the end of that period, perhaps, Friday, 14 July, Amanda drove to her mother's home in Auburn and brought Kassidy to Chad's. Amanda and Chad drove Pam home to Keene on Sunday, July 16, and Kassidy rode in the back seat with Pam. During this visit, Pam noticed that Kassidy's feet were perhaps pigeon-toed and she told Chad about her observation and Chad recommended to Amanda that Kassidy be checked out by a doctor. Pam has a specific recollection that at one point during her visit, while others played ball and trampolined, Pam sat on the back steps with Kassidy.
13 July Thursday. Chad took DATE-STAMPED PHOTO  of a Burger King restaurant in Methuen, Mass. which was closed for remodeling. See his COMMENTS about the competition in the fast-food industry.
14 July Friday. Chad Evans had an appointment with his chiropractor, Dr. Michael T. Clark of Rochester. Chad and Amanda drove Chad's mother, Pam, back to Keene, with Pam and Kassidy in the back seat. Chad, Amanda and Kassidy spent Friday and Saturday nights in Keene.
16 July Chad, Amanda and Kassidy returned to Rochester.
17 July Monday.  Kato was taken to the veterinarian, Broadview Animal Hospital in Rochester, due to increased lameness, for about two weeks, mostly in the previously injured left front foot. Click for KATO'S COMPLETE VET MEDICAL RECORDS.  Kato's next visit to the veterinarian was not necessary until 21 February 2002, by which time he had been adopted by Chad's sister, Nicole Evans Harvey, and Brandon Harvey.
20 July ~ Chad and Amanda visited Amanda's parents in Auburn, and took Jeff Marshall and Jennifer Bortner Conley, and Scott Conley and Joshua Bortner, to dinner at Margaritas in Auburn. Chad and Amanda spent the night in a tent, with Amanda's brother, Scotty. See CHAD DESCRIPTION OF VISIT.
22-23 July Saturday/Sunday. Chad and Amanda went with Bruce Aube and others to his parents' camp in Pittsburg, New Hampshire.  Kassidy was with Amanda's mother, Jacqueline Conley.  See DATE-STAMPED PHOTO of Jason Evans, Tommy Urrutia, Jeremy Hinton, Travis Hunt and Amanda in the red shirt. Later a PHOTO of Jeremy, Chad and Tommy enjoying Chili and each other's company.
24 July Monday. Chad Evans had an appointment with his chiropractor, Dr. Michael T. Clark of Rochester.
27 July Thursday. Chad, Amanda and Kassidy went to Laconia, NH, on Lake Winnipesaukee to look at a 1986-ish 16 foot outboard "Glastron" boat for the family.   It had an 85 horsepower "Johnson" engine and was fast.  Chad's brother-in-law, Brandon Harvey, worked at a boat yard and found the boat for Chad. They all went for a test ride and made the purchase right there. (The price was $1,600, and this date is used as it was the date Chad withdrew $1,200 cash from his account at the Holy Rosary Regional Credit Union in Rochester.) They had dinner afterwards with Chad's sister, Nicole and Brandon. Chad initially trailered the boat, but he soon kept it docked at the home of his friend, Glen Varney, who lived on Baxter Lake.  Chad used the boat several times a week throughout the summer, and most of the time he was with Amanda, Kassidy, and Kyle. He estimated in 2010 that Glen saw Kassidy with Chad and Amanda on the boat, or at shared picnics no fewer than ten times.  For more about the boat see Chad's MEMORIES OF THE BOAT.
28 July Friday. Chad Evans had an appointment with his chiropractor, Dr. Michael T. Clark of Rochester.
28 July Friday. Chad voluntarily terminated his counseling sessions with Gray Fitzgerald at the Strafford Guidance Center. [In 2010, this service is now named Behavioral Health Services.]  Sometime thereafter, Amanda persuaded Chad to remove the "CHECKLIST" about managing anger from a wall in his home as he no longer needed it.
31 July Monday.  This was the second of a three-day, two-night canoe trip down the Saco River. See DATE-STAMPED PHOTO of Chad paddling a canoe. Amanda Bortner took the photo.
 Dec 1999 through July 2000 Jacqueline Conley recalled that Kassidy lived with her from Christmas 1999 "until about August 2000 when Amanda and Kassidy moved in with Evans in Rochester." [Summary of Jacqueline Conley interview 12 June 2001.] This statement does not include the 1-2 months that Amanda and Kassidy lived with Crystal Martin and her son, Devin, at the home of Crystal's mother, Melody, in Sanford.
   
August 2000  
approx. According to her supervisor, Heather Hamilton, Jennifer Bortner Conley began work at Perfumania, in Kittery, Maine, in August. See Summary of her interview.   Also, at Chad's trial, Hamilton recalled Chad visiting Jennifer in August, and Amanda visiting a few weeks later. (Trial Transcript, 10 December, Monday pp. 39-40) However, Jennifer recalled that she began that job in early October, or "October 1." See Transcript of Jennifer Bortner 9 November 2000 police interview, Discovery Pages 913, 976. A start date in the vicinity of Monday, 2 October seems the most likely.  However, at Chad's trial, Jennifer agreed that she began work after October 15.  (Trial Transcript, 7 December, Friday, p. 119) [This is a duplicate entry of the early October entry, below, about Jennifer's state date at Perfumania.]
 1 August Tuesday. This was likely the third day of a three-day, two-night canoe trip down the Saco River. In the DATE-STAMPED PHOTO are, from left, Jason Evans, Nicole Evans Harvey, Chet Evans and Chad Evans.  Taking the photo was either Brandon Harvey or Amanda Bortner.  Kassidy Bortner was with grandmother Jacqueline Conley in Maine and Kyle was with Tristan Evans.  The 26 mile trip began at SacoBound  in Center Conway, NH, and ended at the Brownfield Bridge in Brownfield, Maine.
2 August, Wednesday Republicans nominate George W. Bush for President and Dick Cheney for Vice-President.
 4 August Friday. Kassidy Bortner was 18 months old on this date.
 5 August Saturday. Chad and Kyle went to the home of Larry and Janet Lane for a swim and pizza. See CHAD'S DESCRIPTION of trip. x
10 August Thursday.  Brought by her mother, Amanda, Kassidy Bortner had a medical examination at Pediatric Associates of Lewiston (Maine). See Vaccine Record and "18 Month Well Child Exam report" and "Physcal Growth Charts."  There was no mention of bruises on Kassidy in these medical records.  Kassidy was referred to an orthopedic specialist for closer examination of the "toeing in" of her feet. Kasssidy's medical PROBLEM LIST was empty.  See COMBINED APPT. RECORDS.  That appt. was scheduled for 3:00 p.m. on 11 September 2000. (See REFERRAL FORMS below.) The next pediatric appt. was scheduled for approximately February 10, 2001. 
12 August Saturday.  Chad and Amanda went with their friends, Michelle and Bruce Truell, to a party in Newport, NH, organized by the Freelancers Motorcycle Club. Later, this party was known as the "Harley Party."  Kassidy stayed overnight with Jennifer Bortner and Jeff Marshall. This was the second overnight for Kassidy at Jen and Jeff's since Amanda met Chad.  See DATE-STAMPED PHOTO taken by Amanda of Bruce, Michelle, Chad and Michelle's cousin. (The date on the photo is 13 August, which was a Sunday, but this was one of those occasions where the date was set incorrectly by one day.)
13-15 August Sunday-Tuesday Chad attended a McDonald's Manager conference in Boston, at the convention center.  He stayed at a hotel on Sunday and Monday evenings. 
14 August, Monday Democrats nominate Al Gore for President and Joe Lieberman for Vice-President.
16 August Wednesday. On this date, Amanda took her brothers, Scott Conley and Joshua Bortner Conley, who were visiting for a few days, overnight, and Kassidy to "Water Country" Water Park in Portsmouth.  The photos were developed on the same day.  Presented here are PHOTO1  and PHOTO2 of Kassidy at Water Country. See Chad COMMENTS for both photos.  Also, a PHOTO of Amanda, probably taken by her brother Joshua, of Amanda coming down the water slide.
18 August Friday. Amanda and Chad and Bruce and Michelle Truell, went to see "Dr. Dirty", John Valby, at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom. Chad recalled in 2011 that Kassidy spent the night with babysitters, Jeff Marshall and Jennifer Bortner.  This was the third overnight babysitting stint for Kassidy at Jeff and Jennifer's since June 9, 2000, the day that Kassidy met Chad.
20-21 August Sunday/Monday. Chad and Amanda, and Elaine and Jay Shunk and Jeremy Hinton and April Blaise went to New York City to watch a Yankees game. The game was either on Sunday or Monday. They stayed at a hotel in Manhattan where weekend rates were lower. Amanda's mother remembers that it was a Marriott hotel, because Amanda brought back a souvenir towel.  On Sunday, the Yankees lost to the Anahein Angels on Sunday 4-5. On Monday, the Yankees beat the Texas Rangers, 12-3. The group spent the night, in New York and returned on Monday.   Kassidy was with her grandmother, Jacqueline Conley, in Auburn.  See DATE-STAMPED PHOTO OF CHAD in a New York pub. The photo is dated 21 August, but Chad remembers that the camera was incorrectly set a day ahead, so the actual date of the photo was Sunday, 20 August.
22 August Tuesday. Chad and Amanda went to a Creed concert at Great Woods, in Mansfield, Mass. 3 Doors Down was the opening act.  They went with their close friends, Michelle and Bruce Truell, and Glen Varney and his girlfriend, Deb. Kassidy was babysat by her grandmother, Jacqueline Conley in Auburn, until Saturday morning, the 26th.
23 August Wednesday. Chad Evans, Amanda Bortner, Jason Evans and his friend, Jeff Porter, went to another Creed concert at Civic Center in Portland.  Amanda was ticketed for possession of alcohol as a minor, in Portland, and Jeff, who was Chad's age, was ticketed for drinking in public. See court report, below for 2 October 2000. All four returned to Chad's home in Rochester.
24 August Thursday. Chad went to work, and Jason, Jeff and Amanda went to "Water Country"
25 August Friday. Chad Evans had an appointment with his chiropractor, Dr. Michael T. Clark of Rochester.
25 August Friday.  Chad and Amanda attended McDonald's, Colley-McCoy dinner at Exeter Inn, Exeter, New Hampshire. The had an argument during the drive home about a woman at the dinner whom Chad had previous dated.
26 August Saturday. Amanda went to her mother's home pick up Kassidy.
27 August (?) Sunday. Jacqueline Conley had an operation for removal of tumor.  This made babysitting for Kassidy at Amanda's mother's and stepfather's home less feasible in the short term.  Even though the date is a Sunday, it was the date specifically mentioned by Jacqueline Conley at Chad's trial.  (See TRANSCRIPT of her testimony, page 35.)
27-28 August Sunday/Monday. Chad, Amanda, Kassidy and Kyle went to Keene for their second weekend together at Chad's parents.  The occasion was Chad's niece Malana's birthday party, which was Sunday. x
   
Sept. 2000  
September Amanda Bortner enrolled in the Maine Dept. of Health and Human Services ASPIRE Program. The acronym stands for "Additional Support for People in Retraining and Employment" and was part of the TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) program. Through the ASPIRE Program, Amanda pursued options for further education and for working, and was eligible for day care assistance.
 a Sept. weekday Chad, Jeremy, Bruce and Matthew Skidds played an early morning, weekday round of golf at the Nippo Lake Golf Course in Barrington, NH.
 2 Sept. Saturday.  Kassidy was at her grandparents in Auburn, and on this day, her uncle Scotty celebrated his birthday. Her grandmother, Jacqueline Conley took this PHOTO of Kassidy, who was wearing the same sweater as she was wearing in the photo taken of her and Amanda on 20 October. (See below 20 October 2000).
 4 Sept. Monday. Labor Day. Chad worked at Hampton Beach McDonald's and Amanda brought Kassidy and Kyle to the beach and to spend time with Chad. Kassidy was 19 months old on this date.
 5 Sept. Tuesday. Kyle Evans began attending Cross Road Kindergarten and School in Dover, and his half-brother/Chad's stepson, began second grade at the related school, Tri-City Christian Academy in Somersworth.  Chad's stepson had previously attended the Cross Road kindergarten and had graduated in 1999. (See above.)
9-10 Sept. Saturday/Sunday. Annual seafood festival at Hampton Beach. Amanda and Crystal Martin and Kassidy came to beach.  Chad carried Kassidy, as the three adults worked through the extremely packed crowds.
10 September Sunday. Melissa Chick began work on this date at the Springvale, Maine YMCA's day care facility.  At Chad Evan's trial in December 2001, she stated that she babysat for Kassidy before this reference date, although she had told police that the bruises were seen at the time of the October 14 visit by Amanda and Kassidy Bortner to Sanford/Springvale.
10 September Sunday. Kyle Evans was visiting his grandparents in Keene, along with his cousin, Malana Evans, the daughter of Chad's brother, Jason. See x CHAD PHOTO COMMENT.
11 September Monday. 3:00 p.m.  Brought by her mother, Kassidy had an appointment with Dr. James Timoney of Auburn, Maine, for an examination of her "toeing in," per the referral from Pediatric Associates (See above, 10 August).  The doctor determined that no medical action was required. Later, Amanda did not recall the correct date of this visit, "I took her to the doctor's this summer...." [police interview, 4:20 p.m., 9 November, page 20] She identified the doctors' office as Pediatric Associates in Auburn.  Chad gave Amanda the money for this visit. See REPORT OF APPOINTMENT
   Sept. Jeff Marshall and Jennifer Bortner Conley were doing landscaping work, including semi-annual hedge trimming, at the Rochester McDonald's, and Chad called Amanda to invite her and Kassidy to come to the restaurant to have lunch with him, and Jen and Jeff.  Chad remembered that lunch in a March 2010 letter to Morrison Bonpasse, "After we ate, I brought Kassidy into the play area for a few minutes and let her play in the ball pit while Amanda visited with them. On the way back to the table I stopped by one of the party rooms to get Kassidy a treat (the rooms were all glass and the cabinets in them were filled with trinkets.) Once in the room, you can see into the restaurant's main lobby and Kassidy could see Amanda, Jen, and Jeff. I said to her, 'Uh, Oh Kassidy, how do we find mama?' She ran over to the glass wall and started banging on it and crying. I said to her, "Oohh, I'm just kidding honey, the door is right there." I grabbed her some stickers and we headed back to the table. I felt bad, because I was trying to get her excited, and not to scare into thinking she couldn't have mama or something."
   Sept. Chad attended a four day McDonald's managers convention in Philadelphia.  (The dates are not yet determined.)
   Sept. Chad Evans took his McDonald's managers and spouses/significant others on a day trip to the amusement park, "Six Flags" in Springfield, Mass.  Amanda came, and Kassidy stayed with either Jennifer Bortner and Jeff Marshall or with a friend of Amanda's.  Also on the trip were Tom Tomeire and his girlfriend, Lisa Harnois, and Darryl Nalli and his girlfriend, Melissa Brundage, and Doris Franchescini, Tom and Dorothy Urrutia and Jeremy Hinton. 
   Sept Jacqueline Conley saw her granddaughter, Kassidy, twice in September and saw "absolutely nothing" wrong with Kassidy. (interview 11/9/2000)
15 Sept. ~ Chad and Darryl Nalli and Jeremy Hinton and Kyle went to Chad's sister's home in Belmont, New Hampshire.  Amanda and Kassidy were elsewhere.
15 Sept. Friday. Seasonal closing of the McDonald's at Hampton Beach.
15 Sept. Friday. Travis Hunt began living in basement unit of the home of Chad Evans and Amanda Bortner. Chad remembers that this arrangement began at the time of the Sept. 15th seasonal closing of the Hampton Beach McDonald's restaurant.  In his interview on 9 November, Travis Hunt recalled that he moved into the home "a little over a month ago," which made the actual date appear to be slightly later than it was. 
15-20~Sept. Chad and Amanda went to the Rochester Fair with a couple Chad had recently met the woman member of the couple, Christine, at Dunkin Donuts, and they had socialized at the wedding of his friend, Stephanie Chick.  Kyle was with his mother, and Kassidy was likely being babysat by Jeff Marshall and Jennifer Bortner Conley. Amanda and Chad planned to bring Kyle and Kassidy to the fair later, during its 10 day run from 15-24 September, but it didn't happen. [Chad letter 22 October 2010] The fair was the 125th annual Rochester Fair.
22 Sept. ~ Chad and several others went to his sister Nicole's home in Belmont, NH, to help hang drywall.  See PHOTO  of Chad on stepladder inside unfinished room.
24 Sept. Sunday  
  Sunday-Wednesday. Amanda and Chad went to Martha's Vineyard, and stayed in a rented home for about three days, through Wednesday, the 27th. Even though he was away, Chad took several incoming and made several outgoing cell phone calls during this trip. Chad's friend, and manager, Larry Lane, had purchased a week at the home at a Special Olympics benefit auction the previous winter, and he and Kim Grace stayed at the home for the remainder of the same week. (See below, 28 September.) In newspaper articles (See 4 Feb. 2001 in Foster's Daily Democrat, "Sunday, Kassidy would have been 2," Jacqueline Conley recalled that this was a four-day trip and that Chad and Amanda had gone to New York to see a New York Mets game. Also, she recalled that it was during this trip that she cared for Kassidy and during which she took photos, including the photo introduced at Chad's trial, of Kassidy sitting in a chair holding her bunny rabbit. See PHOTO.  (Alternatively, this photo was likely taken on Sunday, 1 October, which seems more likely because Jacqueline testified that it was taken in the "only chair left in the room" as furniture was being moved to Buckfield.  See below.)
24 Sept. Monday  
26 Sept. Tuesday  
27 Sept. Wednesday  
  Chad and Amanda returned from Martha's Vineyard, and Amanda went to Auburn to pickup Kasssidy and bring her to Rochester.
 4:45 p.m. From his cell phone, Chad Evans called an attorney in the office of Mike Bolduc, the husband of his friend, Stephanie Chick, about Chad's upcoming divorce and child support matters.  See Chad Evans Sprint Bill Oct2000. 
  Chad's friend, and manager, Larry Lane, had purchased a week at the home at a Special Olympics benefit auction the previous winter, and he and Kim Grace stayed at the home for the remainder of the same week.
28 Sept. Thursday  
 8:33 a.m. Chad called his financial advisor, Darren Janakis, and initiated a discussion about the creation of an education IRA for Kassidy, as he had already established for Kyle and his stepson.  See Chad Evans Sprint Bill Oct2000.  See call, below, 20 October.
 4:43 p.m. From his Sprint cell phone, Chad Evans called Jeff Marshall, at his home phone. 4 minutes. See Chad Evans Sprint Bill Oct2000.
 28 Sept. - 1 Oct Thursday - Sunday. Deerfield Fair. On Friday or Saturday evening, Chad, Amanda and Kassidy went to this fair with Bruce and Michelle Truell and their daughter. Chad took Kassidy on several rides, including the "Kiddie Roller Coaster." When that ride started, the cart lurched forward, and Kassidy bumped her head on the side of the cart. "She cried for a few seconds but seemed fine." [Chad letter to Morrison Bonpasse, 7 March 2010.]  Perhaps during this weekend or earlier, Bruce and Michelle spent the night at Chad's as Travis was spending the night elsewhere.
29-30 Sept. Amanda's mother and stepfather and family moved from Auburn, Maine, to Buckfield, Maine, which is about 20 miles further northwest of Rochester, NH.
Oct. 2000  
 approx. Jeff's dog, Jake, knocked Kassidy down, causing a bruise on her face.  Jeff and Jennifer Bortner put makeup on Kassidy, in order to hide the bruise when they went shopping.  Date in October is uncertain, but Chad estimates that it was around October 7.
1 October, Sunday  
  In early October, Amanda began inputting surveys into computer for Bruce Aube, on the home computer at Chad's, and began taking Kassidy more often to Jeff Marshall for babysitting.  The times of babysitting by Jeff Marshall and Jennifer Bortner Conley remain uncertain.  Jennifer stated they they began about "two weeks ago, three... like the first time we started babysitting." See her 9 November 2000 police interview. (Page 25)[Evid 928]  About this time, Chad recollects that Kassidy resumed having tantrums, as she showed back in June and July, but which had subsided during August and September.
  Amanda brought Kassidy to Auburn and Buckfield and Jacqueline Conley and other family members saw her. Amanda was also with her friend, Cathy Nuernberg and they helped with the Conley family move to Buckfield, Maine. Family photographs were taken.One of those photos, which showed no bruises on Kassidy, was the photo that was enlarged and presented at Chad's trial in 2001 as State Exhibit 19. At Chad's trial she remembered that it was taken in the Auburn house when the chair that Kassidy sat on was about the only piece of furniture left in the house.  By this time, Kassidy and Amanda had been living with Chad for approximately 90 days. She died 40 days later.
2 October, Monday  
  Amanda Bortner was found guilty of possession of alcohol as a minor, in Portland, Maine District Court and fined $100.  As her license likely said she lived in Auburn, the court report said "of Auburn." (See note, above, at the Creed concert in Portland on 23 August 2000.)  She and Jason Evans and Jeff Porter rented a car in New Hampshire to be sure that they would make it to court, without mishap, in Portland.  Amanda brought Kassidy with her, where a lot of people saw her.  In the courtroom, Kassidy had a burst of activity, also called a "temper tantrum."
 approx. According to her supervisor, Heather Hamilton, Jennifer Bortner Conley began work at Perfumania, in Kittery, Maine, in August. See Summary of her interview.   Also, at Chad's trial, Hamilton recalled Chad visiting Jennifer in August, and Amanda visiting a few weeks later. (Trial Transcript, 10 December, Monday pp. 39-40) However, Jennifer recalled that she began that job in early October, or "October 1." See Transcript of Jennifer Bortner 9 November 2000 police interview, Discovery Pages 913, 976. A start date in the vicinity of Monday, 2 October seems the most likely.  However, at Chad's trial, Jennifer agreed that she began work after October 15.  (Trial Transcript, 7 December, Friday, p. 119) [This is a duplicate entry of the early August entry, above, about Jennifer's state date at Perfumania.]
   
 3 October, Tuesday First Presidential debate, in Boston, between George Bush and Al Gore.
4 October, Wednesday  
  Kassidy Bortner was 20 months old on this date.
  Chad's and Tristan's divorce hearing on this date.  Chad wrote in his letter 426 to Morrison Bonpasse on May 1, 2012:  "Stan Hawthorne was the lawyer that Tristan hired to handle our divorce proceedings. I didn't have a lawyer for this proceeding nor did I attend the Oct. 4th 2000 hearing. You may recall, we had a discussion where I told you that I wasn't at the Oct 4th hearing and this was the reason I didn't realize that for all intents and purposes, our marriage ended on October 4th. Tristan called me after the hearing and told me that as soon as the papers arrived in the mail, we would be officially divorced. (The final decree arrived in the mail to my house a week after Kassidy's death.) I didn't have the heart to go to this hearing. I met Tristan at the Dover McDonald's prior to the hearing. I signed the divorce packet that Mr. Hawthorne prepared and then she and I had breakfast together before she left for Dover Superior Court. At that time, I was agreeable to whatever proposal she made as long as I got to see Kyle and Brent. Tristan was more than fair and the agreement we came up with was amicable." Thus, he was still thinking in October and November that he was legally married.
  approx. Thomas McNeil, a friend of Jeff Marshall, held Kassidy Bortner in his arms, approximately 4-6 weeks before her death, and saw no bruises. [13 Nov 2001 interview , Evid. 3178]
5 October, Thursday  
6 October, Friday  
  Kassidy fell to floor when when trying to run to see Amanda after Jeff Marshall said, "Mamma's here." He had told Chad that it was a trick, but at Chad's trial he denied saying "Mamma's here," if Amanda was not, in fact, there.  Chad recalled the approximate date of this incident in his 2000 letter to his attorneys,
7 October, Saturday  
 9:51 a.m. From his Sprint cell phone, Chad Evans called Jeff Marshall, at his cell phone. 4 minutes. See Chad Evans Sprint Bill Oct2000.
10:24 a.m. From his Sprint cell phone, Chad Evans called Glen Varney, at his home where Chad's boat was docked. 1 minute. See Chad Evans Sprint Bill Oct2000.
 during day Saturday. Amanda, Kassidy, Chad, and Bruce Aube bowled at Bowlaway Lanes, in Rochester, NH.  Chad had recently taken up candlepin bowling, and he, Bruce and Jeremy were bowling 2-3 times a week.  Amanda often joined them, and brought Kassidy, too.  In a 2010 letter, Chad described how he and Bruce began bowling: "We were sitting around at his house, enjoying a beer or a good cigar and one of us said, "We should go bowling." Next thing you know, we were at the bowling alley making it happen. This is how he and I did things."
 weekend While Chad was carrying Kassidy downstairs, on his shoulders, from a nap, Kassidy hit her head on the low overhang. See Chad's description of the accident from a May 2010 letter.
   
8 October,  Sunday  
  Amanda's friend, Crystal Martin, babysat for Kassidy for an evening and Kassidy spent the night, "3 weeks to a month before her death."  Crystal bathed her son, Devin, and Kassidy at the same time, and she saw no bruises on Kassidy. On this evening Kassidy's arm touched a hot hair curling iron, but Crystal could see no bruise or mark. Crystal said she took Kassidy to Emily Conley's but Amanda called Emily to say she could not pick up Kassidy until next day. (?) (See INTERVIEW SUMMARY  1/5/01)
9 October, Monday  
  Celebration of Columbus Day (traditionally, 12 October), as part of a three-day weekend. 
   
10 October, Tuesday  
 approx. Around this time, Chad "palmed" Kassidy's face, in order to get her attention through eye contact, as he had done several other times.  "Palming" was the holding of Kassidy's face with one hand, under her chin, with the thumb on one side and fingers on the other. However, this time he squeezed hard enough, and/or long enough, to leave bruises on the lower sides of her face.  See 2010 drawing of Kassidy, from photographs, by prison artist Bruce True. Also, see drawing of hand palming Kassidy's face.
11 October, Wednesday Second Presidential debate, in North Carolina, between George Bush and Al Gore.
  Chad renewed the registration on his RX-7.  Also, his calendar had a note to sign up Tom Urrutia and Chad's sister, Nicole, for the upcoming financial management class. Tom's wife, Dorothy also attended the class as Tom's guest, and Amanda Bortner attended the class as Nicole's guest.
   
12 October, Thursday U.S.S. Cole attacked in Yemen.
 approx. Around this time, Amanda gave her friend, Emily Conley, who was pregnant, a ride to the obstetrician's office for a pre-natal checkup. Kassidy was with them, and Emily noticed bruises on her and Amanda told her the "trampoline story" which she and Chad had developed. The origin of the story came from a real incident, when Chad and Kassidy were playing, but on that occasion, he reached for her entire body and not her face to prevent her from falling off. See SUMMARY of Emily interview.
 8:00 a.m. At the McDonald's in the Walmart in Rochester, Chad conducted the first of the comprehensive management reviews of his seven stores. See his MEMORANDUM to the store managers with an outline of the prospective reviews.
 8:54 a.m. From his Sprint cell phone, Chad Evans called Jeff Marshall at his cell phone. 2 minutes. See Chad Evans Sprint Bill Oct2000.
 morning Concluding the Portsmouth charges of "simple assault" and "criminal threatening" (See above entries for 22 April and 8 May 2000), the Portsmouth District Court, Jury Division, continued the "simple assault" case "without a finding for one year, good behavior." Previously, Jeff had requested a jury trial.  The "criminal threatening" case was "nol-prossed" by the Assistant County Attorney Patricia Conway Capsalis.  See "Misdemeanor Sentencing Order and Case Summaries"
 1:30 p.m. At the Portsmouth McDonald's, Chad conducted the second of the comprehensive management reviews of his seven stores. See his MEMORANDUM to the store managers with an outline of the prospective reviews.
  On Chad's shopping list: "Milk, OJ, Fruit, Veggies, Turkey, Bread, Grape Juice, Raisins, Shake N Bake, Ice Cream Sandwiches, Ovaltine."  He wrote in a 2010 letter, "As you can see, we ate pretty healthy. We ate mainly "Whole Foods" rather than overly processed. Much better for you."  (letter to Morrison Bonpasse. 15 April 2010.)
   
13 October, Friday  
 8:00 a.m. At one of the two Methuen, Mass. McDonald's, Chad conducted the third of the comprehensive management reviews of his seven stores. See his MEMORANDUM to the store managers with an outline of the prospective reviews.
 9:23 a.m. From his Sprint cell phone, Chad Evans called Jeff Marshall at his cell phone. 2 minutes. See Chad Evans Sprint Bill Oct2000.
  Amanda brought Kassidy to her mother's home in Buckfield to pick up a $100 check so she could buy Chad a birthday present. Amanda's brother, Joshua Bortner Conley, was at home and saw them both. His mother, Jacqueline Conley, was away on a work trip with her husband, Paul Conley. Upon her return the next day, Joshua mentioned to his mother that he saw bruises on Kassidy.  [See below, Saturday, 14 October.]
  Amanda met Tracey Foley at YMCA in Springvale, Maine, where Melissa Chick worked, and the three friends went to Tracey's home, including Kassidy. Amanda and Kassidy spent the night at Melissa's, according to Melissa Chick. During this time, Amanda repeated the "trampoline story" to explain Kassidy's bruises.
 October Amanda went with Kassidy to Rochester City Hall to register Kato for his annual dog license.
   
14 October, Saturday  
 9:00 a.m. Chad Evans and Jeff Marshall drove to Concord to the semi-annual NH State Surplus Auction.  See Union Leader Advertisement for Auction. They drove iin Jeff's truck, in case they made a purchase that required transportation.
12:24 p.m. From his Sprint cell phone, Chad Evans called Glen Varney at his home, where Chad docked his boat. 1 minutes. See Chad Evans Sprint Bill Oct2000.
 3:23 p.m. From his Sprint cell phone, Chad Evans called Jeff Marshall at his cell phone. 6 minutes. See Chad Evans Sprint Bill Oct2000.
 3:31 p.m. From his Sprint cell phone, Chad Evans called Jeff Marshall at his cell phone. 2 minutes. See Chad Evans Sprint Bill Oct2000.
  Upon her return from a work trip with her husband, Paul Conley, Jacqueline Conley learned from her son, Joshua, of bruising on Kassidy's face. [See above at 13 October] and she was concerned and made several calls, including to the home of Amanda and Chad.  Chad answered the call and explained the bruises with the "trampoline story."
  Amanda returned to Tracey's home, visiting, and stayed overnight, including Kassidy.  During this visit Tracey observed bruises on Kassidy's face. 
15 October, Sunday  
  Chad’s 29th birthday.  Amanda did not bring Kassidy to the party at Chad's house. 
mid-October generally Around this time, Chad and his estranged wife, and the father of Chad's stepson, attended an evening variety show at the Cross Road kindergarten and school. Chad's stepson was in the show.
   
16 October, Monday  
 8:00 a.m. At the Rochester McDonald's on North Main Street, Chad conducted the fourth of the comprehensive management reviews of his seven stores. See his MEMORANDUM to the store managers with an outline of the prospective reviews.
   
17 October, Tuesday Third Presidential debate, in St. Louis, Missouri, between George Bush and Al Gore.
 October Around this time, Amanda and Chad acquired a kitten for Kassidy, who called it, "Kitty."  It came from a friend of Jennifer Bortner Conley.  Before Kassidy died, the kitten wasn't in the home long enough to decide upon a name.
  Tristan Evans was at the home of Chad Evans and made the observation reported to DCYF on Tuesday, 31 October. [See below, 31 Oct.]  At Chad's trial, she testified that she made these first observations over the weekend of 21-22 October.
  On this day, William C. Peirce, a next-door neighbor and friend of Jeff Marshall, purchased the property at 51/53 Rogers Road, where Jeff Marshall was renting.  Thus, Peirce became Marshall's landlord.
 8:34 p.m. From his Sprint cell phone, Chad Evans called Jeff Marshall at his cell phone. 3 minutes. The call was likely to see if Jeff could help with Chad's planned purchase and pickup of a 3-Wheeler in Saugus the next day. See Below.  Also, see Chad Evans Sprint Bill Oct2000.
   
18 October, Wednesday  
 9:00 a.m. At the second of the two McDonald's in Methuen, Mass., Chad conducted the fifth of the comprehensive management reviews of his seven stores. See his MEMORANDUM to the store managers with an outline of the prospective reviews.
  Bruce Aube and Chad drove to Saugus Mass. in Bruce's father's truck to pick up a Honda 200X 3-wheeler.   
 3:56 p.m. From his Sprint cell phone, Chad Evans called Darren Janakis, his financial advisor to continue discussion about fund for Kassidy. 1 minute. See Chad Evans Sprint Bill Oct2000.
 8:56 p.m. From his Sprint cell phone, Chad Evans called Glen Varney, at whose home Chad's boat was docked. 2 minutes. See Chad Evans Sprint Bill Oct2000.
   
19 October,Thursday  
 8:30 a.m. At the McDonald's on Route 1 in Hampton, NH, Chad conducted the sixth of the comprehensive management reviews of his seven stores. See his MEMORANDUM to the store managers with an outline of the prospective reviews.
  Amanda called Crystal Martin and discussed the idea of getting an apartment together as she and Chad thought Amanda should get her own apartment, at least for a while. About three weeks before Kassidy's death, according to Crystal Martin's police interview. Amanda also described to Melissa Chick the temporary difficulties with Chad. Shortly thereafter, Amanda and Chad resolved whatever issues led to the discussions with Crystal and Melissa, and the idea of Amanda's sharing an apartment with Crystal was dropped. [It should be noted here, while there is no police report about this, or dated letter, that Chad and Amanda also talked about getting married and about having a child together.]
 7-9:30 p.m. Nicole Evans Harvey and Amanda went to their first of three weekly, Thursday evening sessions of a Money Management Seminar, at the complex at the former Pease Air Force Base in Portsmouth, as recommended, and paid-for, by Chad.  Chad babysat for Kassidy, after meeting Jeff in a Sears Parking lot in the Fox Run Mall in Newington, NH, to transfer Kassidy who had been with Jeff for at least part of the day.   Chad recalled in 2010 that when he arrived, Jeff was yelling at Kassidy, and that she ran to him with her arms out.
   
20 October, Friday  
 7:33 a.m. From his Sprint cell phone, Chad Evans called Jeff Marshall, at his home phone. 1 minute. See Chad Evans Sprint Bill Oct2000.
 8:30 a.m. At the McDonald's in Greenland, NH, Chad conducted the seventh of the comprehensive management reviews of his seven stores. See his MEMORANDUM to the store managers with an outline of the prospective reviews.
  Chad sent a voicemail to Frank Morse who was the vice president on the other side of the company, Colley-McCoy. He was the liaison with the Martin Brower Company that arranged the golf outing.   He wrote in a 15 April 2010 letter, "I had to confirm with him that Darrel Nalli, Jeremy Hinton, Tom Urrutia, myself and Jim Kennedy were attending. They all managed restaurants for me. None of my female restaurant managers wanted to attend that year because it was held in October when it was chilly vs. in the summer when it was typically held."
12:24 p.m. From his Sprint cell phone, Chad Evans called Darren Janakis, his financial advisor to continue discussion about setting up a fund for Kassidy. 2 minutes. See Chad Evans Sprint Bill Oct2000.
  Chad and Amanda and Kassidy visited Chad's sister, Nicole Evans Harvey and Brandon Harvey in Belmont, NH. Brandon and Chad talked about Chad's 3-wheeler acquisitions.  During this trip, a PHOTO was taken of Amanda holding Kassidy. Chad remembers that his sister, Nicole, took the photo. (2nd photo from right at top of website pages.) Everyone ate dinner that evening at the "Nothin' Fancy" Mexican restaurant in Weirs Beach. x
   
21 October, Saturday  
  Chad and Amanda spent day and evening with friends, Bruce and Michelle Truell, in Newport, NH. Kassidy had an overnight babysit with Jennifer Bortner Conley and Jeff Marshall. This was the fourth overnight babysitting stint for Kassidy at Jeff and Jennifer's since June 9, 2000, the day that Kassidy met Chad.
  Jeff Marshall allegedly spanked Kassidy through her diaper during a babysitting stint. To those who saw what appeared to be the resulting bruises, afterwards, it was hard enough to cause a large area of black and blue on her buttocks. [See "Quotable Quotes"]
   
22 October, Sunday  
  Chad and Amanda returned from Bruce and Michelle's and Jeff later brought Kassidy back to Chad and Amanda's home.  Leaving Amanda, Travis and Kassidy in the kitchen, Chad and Jeff made a trip north to Maine to pick up a three-wheeler. The 3-wheeler was a Honda 250SX, with an automatic clutch, and reverse gear and electric starter, and was for Amanda. During that trip, Jeff told Chad that he had spanked Kassidy, but without specific information about the severity. At Chad Evans' trial, Jeff Marshall recalled the trip to purchase the 3-wheeler, but did not recall making a statement to Amanda Bortner about spanking Kassidy. [Transcript, 7 December 2001, pp. 10-13]  However, Travis Hunt did recall hearing that statement. (See his November 22, 2000 police interview at page 5.) While Chad and Jeff were in Maine, Amanda saw the bruises when she changed Kassidy's diaper.  Jennifer came to visit, and Amanda showed her the bruises on Kassidy, and Jennifer Bortner Conley asked Amanda not to tell Chad right away.  Also during that visit, Amanda and Jennifer and Kassidy were playing on the trampoline and Amanda asked Jennifer about the bruises on her leg.  Amanda then told her sister that she could stay with her, Chad and Kassidy if she wanted.  Amanda waited before telling Chad about the bruising and about her conversation with her sister, Jennifer. Chad recalled that also during that trip to Maine, Jeff told him about a time that Kassidy was crying or screaming too loudly, and he put a pillow over her face to muffle the sound in order to avoid disturbing the neighbors.
  After Chad and Jeff returned to Rochester with a 3-wheeler, they talked with Amanda and Jennifer about Kassidy and other topics.  Kassidy had a tantrum when Chad was taking her to bed for the night.  After returning downstairs, Chad noted to Jeff and Jennifer that Kassidy had been having more tantrums lately and he described one recent incident which was so severe that she seemed to be gasping for air. Chad brought her to the upstairs bathroom and splashed some water in her face to stop her hysterics.  It worked. See CHAD Letter 293, Feb 22, 2011
 evening Chad went to his friend, Bruce Aube's and watched the Sunday Night football game.  Jeremy Hinton may have been with them.
   
23 October, Monday  
  On this day, Amanda and Kassidy went to the Maine Dept of Health and Human Services office in Sanford where they were authorized to receive food stamps through the DHHS TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) program.  Amanda was enrolled in the TANF program on March 1, 2000. It was through the TANF program that Amanda also qualified for the ASPIRE program (Additional Support for People in Retraining and Employment.) Chad was not aware of this financial assistance to Amanda, and specifically did not know about the issuance of food stamps. See DHHS Computer Record.
 2:07 p.m. From his Sprint cell phone, Chad Evans called Jeff Marshall at his home phone. 4 minutes. See Chad Evans Sprint Bill Oct2000.  Chad recalls that this call was about a landscaping project at a McDonald's.
  Chad arrived home and saw that Amanda was upset when she was changing Kassidy's diaper.  Amanda showed Chad the bruises on Kassidy's buttocks which had occurred during Kassidy's last babysitting with Jeff.  Chad shared with Amanda that he and Jeff had discussed the spanking during their Sunday trip to Maine, but not its severity.  Chad was upset, but Amanda was insistent that she handle Jeff herself as she already felt she was betraying her sister's trust, as Jennifer wanted the bruises kept from being seen by Chad.
 6:57 p.m. Not wanting to upset Amanda, Chad Evans waited to call Jeff until on his short car trip to Bruce's to watch Monday Night football. From his Sprint cell phone, Chad called Jeff Marshall at Jeff's home phone. 9 minutes. This call was to express his strong concerns about the bruises on Kassidy from Jeff's babysitting that day, and the black and blue on Kassidy's buttocks from the weekend's babysitting.   Chad recalled that the buttocks bruises indicated a far more severe spanking than Jeff had implied during their "three-wheeler-purchase" trip to Maine the previous Sunday.  Chad informed Jeff that if anything like the spanking of Kassidy occurred again, Jeff would be answerable to Chad, and not just Amanda.      Chad recalled in 2010 that this call was also when he informed Jeff that his landscaping contacts with Chad's McDonald's restaurants would not be renewed for 2001. Normally contractors are told about non-renewals of contacts in the Spring, but as a favor to a friend, and boyfriend of Amanda's sister, and possible future brother-in-law, Chad gave Jeff an early "heads-up." See Chad Evans Sprint Bill Oct2000.  Chad knew for at least a week that he wouldn't be renewing Jeff's contacts to landscape his McDonald's restaurants, but he didn't know how Jeff would react, so Chad held off sharing this news with Jeff until several personal and business jobs were finished up.  This way Chad wouldn't have to worry about "lame duck syndrome" as happens at times when people realize their jobs will be ending.
 evening Bruce Aube, Jeremy Hinton and Chad watched at Bruce's home in Rochester the Monday Night NFL football game between the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets. [The Jets won, 40-37]  They were up late, and Jeremy spent the night at Chad's.
   
24 October, Tuesday  
  Tuesday - Thursday, Kyle Evans scheduled stay with Chad, and Amanda.
  Jeremy and Chad overslept.  Jeremy woke first and went up to Chad's and Amanda's bedroom and observed Kassidy sleeping between Chad and Amanda without bruises on her face.  Jeremy and Chad then participated in McDonald's golfing tournament in Hollis, NH, sponsored by two suppliers for McDonald's (Colley-McCoy).  The two suppliers were "Automatic Rolls" and "Martin-Brower." Kassidy was with Jeff Marshall all day at his home as he was doing business paperwork, while Jennifer Bortner Conley and Amanda worked at customer sites for Jeff's landscape company doing fall cleanups. It was Chad's understanding that Amanda worked for no wages, but that she had a barter-like arrangement with Jeff, as he and Jennifer provided babysitting from time to time. In 2010, Amanda clarified the arrangement, and said that Jeff paid her some wages for her landscaping work and she paid him for babysitting with her food stamps.  Jeremy had returned with Chad to Chad's home and Jeremy noticed fresh bruises on Kassidy's cheeks. Chad barely acknowledged Jeremy's observation, as Chad was more concerned about other bruises, and then he showed Jeremy the large black and blue bruises on Kassidy's buttocks, which were thought to have been caused by Jeff Marshall's spanking Kassidy, hard through her diaper the previous week. [See "Quotable Quotes"]  Jeremy, Chad, and Amanda also noticed three fresh bruises along Kassidy's jaw line which were not there the night before or that morning before Jeremy and Chad left for the golf tournament.
  Chad had been notified by a state labor inspector that his Hampton Rte. 1 and Greenland stores were going to get a state labor audit.  This gave him time to prepare.  The audit was later conducted the week after Kassidy died, but Chad completed his preparations for the audit on the afternoon of November 8, before leaving to pick up Kassidy.
 3:07 p.m. From his Sprint cell phone, Chad Evans called Jeff Marshall at his home phone. 4 minutes. See Chad Evans Sprint Bill Oct2000. (This was the last day covered by this bill.)
   
25 October, Wednesday Likely on this day, Amanda purchased food with her recently allocated food stamps. Jeff and Jenniefer may have been with her.  When she brought the food home, she explained to Chad that Jeff had won the food in a contest and it was too much for him.  Chad did not know that Amanda had received food stamps and he would not have approved of using government money to pay for food that he was already providing, and happily so.
   
26 October, Thursday New York Yankees defeat the New York Mets, 4-2 in the fifth game of the World Series, to win the championship 4-1.
 7:00-9:30 p.m. Nicole Evans Harvey and Amanda went to their weekly, Thursday evening session of a Money Management Seminar, in Portsmouth. Amanda's car was in the VIP-Rochester shop for brakes and exhaust.  Jeff Marshall picked up Kassidy at Chad's and Amanda's in Rochester for overnight babysitting at Jeff's and Jennifer's in Kittery. Amanda describes what became a three-day, two night babysitting period in her three-page notes: "These are some flashbacks that are coming into mind."  For a transcribed copy, see WORD COPY-flashbacks This was the fifth, and last, overnight babysitting stint for Kassidy at Jeff and Jennifer's since June 9, 2000, the day that Kassidy met Chad. (List of Overnights: Jeff and Jennifer Babysitting)
   
27 October, Friday  
  Amanda had an optometrist appointment with Dr. Daniel Roy in Sanford. She must have borrowed a car or been given a ride to the appointment by a friend. See OPTOMETRIST RECORD  of apppointment.
  Chad Evans took his McDonald's Corp. Field Rep., Dick Bisbee, to lunch, along with the manager of the Walmart McDonald's, Doris Fransescini, at the restaurant/sports bar, "Sports Fanatic."  The Milton Road, Rochester restaurant was owned by Chad's next door neighbor, Gary Hillsgrove.
  Friday. Jeff was expected to bring Kassidy back to Amanda, and Amanda called him to arrange the time. Amanda wrote, "So I call early morning.  I remember really missing her. And he said he "was gonna be over in a couple of hours. He never showed. Finally...."  Jeff said, "I'll drop her off   soon." but he didn't. Amanda wrote, "So I waited & still he didn't show. He kept call[ing] a couple [of] times & said he'd be there soon."  See "Flashbacks" above, 26 October.  Jeff called Amanda and said he would bring her back on the next day, and Amanda said, "Okay."  When Chad arrived home that evening, Amanda was very upset about Jeff's failure to bring Kassidy home. Chad offered to drive to Kittery to get Kassidy, but Amanda declined the offer and decided to wait until the next day for Kassidy's return.
27-29 Oct Fri/Sun. Amanda had talked with Tracey Foley about Amanda coming to her home for an overnight, but Amanda didn't come, and they talked on Sunday.  Amanda said she was very busy, including the survey work for Bruce Aube.
 ~ during time with Jeff and Jennifer. During this three day babysitting stint with Jeff Marshall, Kassidy opened a bottle of Windex and drank some. According to Jennifer Bortner Conley, Kassidy "got sick, really sick and we were feeding her and she kept throwing up...really, really, really sick." [Amanda Bortner Interview, 9 Nov 2000. p 22. Discovery page 925] According to Jennifer, Jeff called "Poison Control and they told him what to do and stuff like that and she was fine." See Transcript of Jennifer Bortner 9 November 2000 police interview, Page 18.
   
28 October, Saturday  
 morning Amanda picked up her car at VIP [Chad's Gold Card charged by VIP $124.85.] but she didn't drive to Kittery to get Kassidy because Jeff said that he would return her "today." See "Flashbacks" above, 26 October.
  Jeff returned Kassidy, "finally he drops her off around 4 or 5:00. She was so sick and hungry." See "Flashbacks" above, 26 October. Kassidy was severely dehydrated and had two large bumps on the back of her head.  Jeff told Amanda that Kassidy had fallen from his truck.  [See "Quotable Quotes"] Chad or Amanda went to Brooks Pharmacy to purchase Pedialyte to ameliorate Kassidy's dehydration.] Amanda wrote, "And I held her and cuddled with her. Jeff (suspiciously stayed there for a while, watching me care for her. He just said she was sick and acting weird. And dazed. The flu was going around. ..[That] was my first thought. Then he told me about her falling out of the truck on to the ground. And I started getting mad. (But I never thought he would do anything intentionally.) He also forgot her bag & diapers. So I asked him to watch the kids [Kyle and Kassidy] while I went to Market Basket to get diapers. I came back right away, cause he said he had a place to clean. So I got back & held her all night. And watched TV with her. Kept giving her fluids. Then she was sitting on my lap and she... falling asleep.  Then she rolled her eyes back (But I thought she was sleeping & just tired[?]) & then she fell asleep.  I laid with her and then put her to bed.  Chad and I slept beside her that night.  He was really concerned and wanted to help. The next day she seemed fine. She was doing her ABC's 123's. And seemed happy." See "Flashbacks" above, 26 October.  Throughout that night, Chad and Amanda took turns holding Kassidy to make sure she was okay.  Emily Conley observed the two bumps. See summary of her INTERVIEW on November 21, 2000. During her first police interview on November 9, Amanda stated that she understood, implicitly from Jeff, that Kassidy had fallen from his truck when he was putting her into the truck for the return trip from Kittery to Rochester. (Interview, Evid. page 853)
   
29 October, Sunday  
   
30 October, Monday Tristan Evans was at the home of Chad Evans and made the second observation of Kassidy, (see above, 17 October) which Tristan reported to the New Hampshire Division of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) the following day. [See below, 31 Oct.]
 late October During this last full week before Kassidy died, Chad remembers feeding her French fries at the Hampton McDonald's.
 "two weeks before death" In her police INTERVIEW Jacqueline Conley said of Kassidy's health during this week, "   not this week, but the week before, Jeff and Jen told me that Kassidy had a little cold and they, Jeff, was babysitting her... they said she was coughing and stuff and that she was crying.  You know, she was crying a lot and I said, 'Well, ... is she okay?' and then I called Mandy and they said she just had a little cold.  That was two weeks ago."
   
31 October, Tuesday  
  The ASPIRE program (Additional Support for People in Retraining and Employment) approved $150 for purchasing contact lenses for Amanda.  See AUTHORIZATION LETTER. She purchased them from Dr. Daniel Roy (See 27 October, above) She picked up the lenses the day after Kassidy died, on November 10.
12:49 p.m. Anonymous call made to the Rochester office of the New Hampshire Division of Children Youth and Families (DCYF) about bruises on Kassidy. The caller reported that two weeks previous, that the "child" [Kassidy] had "large bruises on [the] left side of [her] face and across her neck." The caller stated that the "mom" [Amanda Bortner] stated that Kassidy "fell down the stairs." and the "boyfriend' [Chad Evans] had stated that Kassidy "fell off from the trampoline." The caller also reported that she "was in the home last evening and child has new bruise on right cheek." After Kassidy's death, Tristan Evans identified herself as the caller. [DCYF report, Discovery, p. 401]
  Tuesday - Thursday, Kyle Evans scheduled stay with Chad
Approximately on this day Kassidy hit her head on the driver's seat of Amanda's car when Amanda hit the brakes hard to avoid a collision.  Kassidy's car seat-belt was not securely fastened.  [See report of Amanda's recollection by Det. Angela Blodgett, below, at 21 November 2000.]
 evening. Kassidy did not participate in Halloween trick-or-treating as she was sick, and she stayed at home with Amanda.  Chad drove the five miles to the home of Tristan's parents, and he and his former wife, Tristan, took Kyle and and his stepson trick-or-treating in that neighborhood.
   
Nov. 2000  
1 November, Wednesday  
  Around this time Chad and Amanda were talking about getting Kassidy into a day care center.  Chad spoke with Susan Edgar, the director of the Cross Road Kindergarten and School in Dover about enrolling Kassidy for day care and he briefly explained his reasons for dissatisfaction with the existing arrangements for Kassidy. Chad was concerned that Kassidy was not receiving good care at Jeff's, and needed to be in the company of other children.  Susan advised Chad that she could make an exception for Kassidy as she was under the age limit, but she could not make an exception to the school's policy that children were not admitted for day care until after they had been toilet trained. Chad said that Kassidy had not yet reached that milestone.
  On this day, Patricia Hocter, of DCYF received the "referral file" which was created after the anonymous call to DCYF on the previous day about bruises on Kassidy Bortner.  [Hocter trial testimony, page 49]
   
2 Nov., Thursday  
11:23 a.m. Amanda Bortner called the David Dubois Insurance Agency in Sanford. See Chad Evans home phone AT&T Nov00 bill. 1 minute.
 2:24 p.m. Amanda Bortner called Jeff Marshall's cell phone. See Chad Evans home phone AT&T Nov00 bill. 1 minute.
 7-9:30 p.m. Nicole Evans Harvey and Amanda went to their third and last weekly, Thursday evening session of a Money Management Seminar, in Portsmouth.  Jeff Marshall babysat for Kassidy for much of the day, as Amanda was doing survey work at home, or she had been to a training session at Old Navy. Kristin J. Parsons, a fellow employee of Amanda, believed that Amanda started work on this day. See NH State Police REPORT of Parsons interview. [Note: Amanda confirmed in 2012 that she DID have two days of unpaid training with Old Navy, before starting paid work on Monday, November 6.  It's likely that this day, Thursday, was one of those days.] Jeff transferred Kassidy to Amanda and Nicole in the parking lot of the Newington, NH McDonald's, near the entrance of the former Pease Air Force Base. Nicole recalls that Kassidy was crying hysterically when she arrived with Jeff, but became calm when transferred to Amanda. Chad arrived shortly thereafter at the same rendezvous point, and transferred a calm Kassidy into his car. He babysat Kassidy for the rest of the evening. They went to McDonald's for french fries for Kassidy, before going home.
   
3 Nov., Friday  
 8:09 a.m. 32 minute call from Chad Evans' home phone to home phone of Jeff Marshall.  See Chad Evans home phone AT&T Nov00 bill.
morning? Amanda may have worked, in training, at Old Navy on this day. Kristin J. Parsons, a fellow employee of Amanda, believed that Amanda started work on the previous day, Thursday. See NH State Police REPORT of Parsons interview.  [Note: Amanda confirmed in 2012 that she DID have two days of unpaid training with Old Navy, before starting paid work on Monday, November 6.  It's likely that this day, Friday, was the second of those days.]
morning Chad purchased a third 3-wheeler from a man in Maine, who was driving to Massachusetts on this day; so they executed the sale at the Greenland, NH McDonald's, one of Chad's stores.  Chad brought $600 cash, but they agreed on $500. Chad called Jeff Marshall for assistance in transporting the 3-wheeler to Chad's Rochester home. After a second call to Jeff, he arrived and took the 3-wheeler, and Chad gave him a $50 bill.
 1:04 - 2:44 p.m. From Chad Evans's home phone, between 12:49 p.m. and 2:46 p.m., Amanda Bortner made six calls to day care facilities to find an opening for Kassidy. She wanted good daycare, like what Kyle was receiving and she and Chad both knew that Jeff was not a good babysitter for Kassidy.  She called "Precious Beginnings in Kittery", "Leap Into Learning" in Kittery, the Children's Center in Sanford, the Town of Kittery Recreation Dept., "Adventure Learning" in Kittery, "Green Pages" in Kittery, the Kittery Pre-School and Day Care. She called one other unidentified number in Sanford within the two hour period, for 11 minutes, beginning at 12:49 p.m. which may have been also for the same purpose. See Amanda's one page LIST of names and numbers of day centers called on this day and on Wednesday, 8 November (below.) This list was Defendant's Exhibit A at Chad Evans's trial. See Chad Evans home phone AT&T Nov00 bill. See also AMANDA'S TESTIMONY at Chad's trial on 5 December 2001 regarding her day care center calls.
 2:45 p.m. Amanda called Shannon McGuire in Lewiston. One Minute.  See Selected Discovery Phone Pages, page 2494.
 2:46 p.m. Amanda called her optometrist, Dr. Daniel P. Roy in Sanford. 4 minutes. See Chad Evans home phone AT&T Nov00 bill.
 evening Amanda and Kassidy came to Portsmouth and they had dinner either at Shorty's Mexican Restaurant or Applebee's and then went to BJ's after dinner.  Kassidy's preferred fare was chicken fingers. When they arrived home, the recently acquired 3-wheeler was not there, as Jeff had taken it to his home and off-loaded it, apparently because he had other work to do with his truck.  Over the next six days, 3-wheeler was not brought to Chad's home, and after Kassidy's death its delivery was momentarily forgotten. Later, Amanda asked Jeff, indirectly through her mother or sister, and with Chad's authorization, to give the 3-wheeler to her brother, Joshua.
   
4 Nov., Saturday  
  Kassidy Bortner was 21 months old on this date.
 10:14 a.m. From Chad Evans' home phone, Amanda Bortner called home of Jeff Marshall and Jennifer Bortner Conley. 8 minutes. See Chad Evans home phone AT&T Nov00 bill.
 1:37 p.m. From Chad Evans' home phone, Amanda Bortner called an unidentified number in North Sanford, Maine. 1 minute. See Chad Evans home phone AT&T Nov00 bill.
 1:39 p.m. From Chad Evans' home phone, Amanda Bortner called Melissa Chick. 31 minutes. See Chad Evans home phone AT&T Nov00 bill.
  Approximately on this day, Amanda brought Kassidy to Olympia Sports in Sanford, where Amanda's friend, Shannon Gagne formerly worked. Kassidy was "running around, she and Dawnya [sic]...I was chasing her around the store."  In a 2008 INTERVIEW Amanda stated that she and Kassidy went to Olympia Sports "a couple of days before she died."
 Dinner Amanda told the police during her first interview on 9 November (p. 871-72) about going out to dinner on the Friday before Kassidy died with Bruce Aube, Travis Hunt, Chad and Kassidy. However, in 2011, Chad remembered that night as likely being Saturday the 4th because Travis worked as an Assistant Manager at the Portsmouth McDonald's and as Friday is typically McDonald's busiest night, he would not have been there.  In any case Chad remembers that this evening's dinner was either at "103 Main" or "Spinale's"  It also makes sense that they went out to dinner locally this night, as Amanda returned home to make the calls below.
 8:13 - 11:04 p.m. From Chad Evans' home phone, Amanda Bortner called the home of Jeff Marshall and Jennifer Bortner Conley four times: 8:13 p.m. (3 min), 9:32 p.m. (3 mins), 10:09 p.m. (1 min), and 11:04 p.m. (1 min).  Part of these calls was devoted to making plans for the next day, as Jacqueline Conley was staying with Jennifer and Jeff and the two sisters and their mother were going to go shopping the next day.  See Chad Evans home phone AT&T Nov00 bill.
   
5 Nov., Sunday  
 9:07 a.m. From Chad Evans' home phone, Amanda Bortner called home of Jeff Marshall and Jennifer Bortner Conley. 2 minutes. See Chad Evans home phone AT&T Nov00 bill.
 9:30 a.m. From Chad Evans' home phone, Amanda Bortner called her new employer store, "Old Navy." 2 minutes. See Chad Evans home phone AT&T Nov00 bill.
10:00 - 7:00 p.m. Chad brought Kassidy to his sister Nicole's in Belmont NH, for the day, approximately 10-11:00 a.m. to 6-7:00 p.m. Kyle was scheduled to be with Chad that weekend, but Tristan requested a swap of weekends, so Kyle was with for the weekend. Chad went to Belmont to help Nicole and her husband, Brandon, work on the rebuilding of their home. All three adults watched Kassidy.  Also there were Brandon's parents. His mother, a long-time school nurse observed no problems with Kassidy. Prior to Chad's 2002 sentencing, she wrote a LETTER to Judge Nadeau about that occasion, "Several days before Kassidy Bortner died, I saw Chad with her. She climbed onto his lap and lay her head against him. " Brandon Harvey also wrote a pre-sentencing LETTER to Judge Nadeau and he also wrote about the family gathering on this day.  He wrote, "On a Sunday a few days before Kassidy died I did have an opportunity to see Chad with Kassidy. We were working on our house (that is all I did weekends and evenings for about a year, fixer upper) Chad had told us he wanted to help us and come up and see us. When he got here he had Kassidy with him, he said Amanda had gotten a job cleaning a house so he was watching her for the day. She spent most of the day in the other part of the house with Nicole (we had a temporary wall up dividing off the half we were working on at the time) but at least once an hour if not more Chad would go out to check on her. She seemed very attached to him she would go over and sit on his lap while he fed her a banana or gave her a drink. He would talk to her and she was doing her best to talk back. I was somewhat surprised that they already had such a bond knowing that Kassidy had lived with her Grandmother the majority of the time Chad and Amanda were together. My Grandfather who was also there that Sunday thought that Kassidy was Chad's kid because of the way that they were interacting. Chad had been working with her on counting and both of them were excited to demonstrate her progress especially to Nicole who at the time was teaching a preschool class." See also, Brandon's POLICE INTERVIEW of 9 November  and the SUMMARY of Nicole Evans Harvey's interview, and the FULL TRANSCRIPT of that interview.  Amanda was not cleaning a customer's house, but was shopping with her sister, Jennifer, and they went to Buckfield, Maine, with Jeff Marshall to visit her mother and family. (Jacqueline interview, 12 June 2001, Evid. 1965]  With money given to her by Chad, Amanda purchased approximately $300 worth of Fall and Winter clothes for Kassidy. That evening at Chad's home, Amanda showed Chad and Kassidy the new clothes. Among the new clothes was a pink, down jacket with a faux-fur-lined hood. Also purchased was a pair of pajamas.  Kassidy's red-topped dress, with a picture of a white dog, and with horizontal red/white stripes on bottom, may have ben purchased on this day or recently by Amanda or her mother. See, also, a January 21, 2011 EMAIL from Nicole Evans Mahoney with a description of that day.
 7:00 p.m. A call from Chad Evans' home phone to home of Jeff Marshall and Jennifer Bortner Conley. 21 minutes. See Chad Evans home phone AT&T Nov00 bill.
  approx. Kassidy fell off the couch in Chad's living room, in the presence of Amanda and Travis Hunt, and hit her right eye on the glass coffee table.  [See "Quotable Quotes"Around the same time, Kassidy was playing with her new kitten and received a scratch under the same eye.
   
6 Nov., Monday  
 9:00 a.m.  -     5:5_ p.m. Amanda started job working at Old Navy, (unless she started the previous Thursday or Friday, with training, and Kassidy went to Jennifer Conley's and Jeff Marshall's for babysitting.  Jennifer Conley worked 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Perfumania, so babysitting for Kassidy was primarily by Jeff.  See short SUMMARY of interview with her supervisor, Amy Gagne, by Jim White.
  Chad Evans had an appointment with his chiropractor, Dr. Michael T. Clark, of Rochester, because he had lifted something heavy at work, with the wrong technique; and he knew that his back could go "out" if not treated preventively.
  approx. on 6 Nov. Jeff Marshall tripped over Kassidy causing her to "walk funny." [See "Quotable Quotes"]
 1:46 p.m. A call from Chad Evans' home phone to cell phone of Jeff Marshall. 4 minutes. See Chad Evans home phone AT&T Nov00 bill.
  Patricia Hocter, of the Rochester Office of the New Hampshire Division of Children Youth and Families said in her testimony at Chad's trial (p. 49) that she called the Chad Evans home and left a message to call on this date, but Chad, Amanda and Travis have stated that the message was not received. Chad has stated that the message system on his home phone was very reliable, and that there was no such message.  He states that if there had been such a message on that phone, he would have returned the call.  As the call was a local call, there was no phone company record, and no way to verify that call. 
   
7 Nov., Tuesday ELECTION DAY
  Chad voted at the McClelland Elementary School on Brock Street in Rochester.
  Chad purchased six tickets at the University of New Hampshire Whittemore Center for an upcoming December concert by the rock band, "Disturbed."  He was planning to go with Amanda, Bruce and Michelle Truell, Travis Hunt and his brother, Jason Evans. 
"day or two before Kassidy's death" William Peirce, neighbor and landlord of Jeff Marshall saw Jeff Marshall catch Kassidy as she began to fall from her car seat in his truck. Acc. to Peirce, Marshall said, "See she just falls out of the truck." (Source: Peirce Interview, 6 Dec 2000, Sgt. James White, Disc. p. 401.)
 8:24 a.m. - 8:02 p.m. Amanda worked 11 1/2 hours (8:24 a.m. - 8:02 p.m.) at Old Navy and Kassidy was at Jeff Marshall's.  Jennifer Bortner Conley worked 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Perfumania.
 Lunchtime Chad sought to surprise Amanda with a visit for lunch, and he planned to pick up Kassidy first at Jeff's home, and then take Kassidy to see Amanda and take them both out to lunch. However, when he arrived at Jeff's, Amanda was already there, on some kind of a longer-than-usual break, and Jen was there, either on a lunch break or before starting work for the day.  Jen and Amanda went to Perfumania to take Jen back to work in Amanda's car and Chad brought Kassidy to meet Amanda there and the three of them went to the "drive-thru" at McDonald's in Kittery to pick up lunch. After lunch, Chad drove Amanda back to her work at Old Navy and took Kassidy back to Jeff's.
  Tuesday - Thursday, Kyle Evans scheduled stay with Chad
  evening, approx. date Chad and Amanda discovered minute marks on the bottoms of Kassidy's feet. [See "Quotable Quotes"]
  Amanda gave Kassidy a bath on this evening or the day before. In her first INTERVIEW on November 9, Amanda said that she gave Kassidy a bath "two days ago." [Quotes from Angela Blodgett and Rick LeClair, pages 11-12.]
 7:37 p.m. A call from Chad Evans' home phone to home of Jeff Marshall and Jennifer Bortner Conley. 1 minute. See Chad Evans home phone AT&T Nov00 bill.
8 Nov., Wednesday  
  In January, 2002, for his attorneys, Chad drafted a timetable for the events of this day, 1 p.m. to midnight, A to P. (See also, the entry, below, for January, 2002.)
 7:03 a.m. Jeff Jacobs at Jacobs Electric, a friend and service vendor to McDonald's, called Chad Evans on his cell phone. 24 seconds.  See "Chart of Calls."  (This "Chart of Calls" was prepared by the Office of the NH Attorney General or the NH or Maine State Police and faxed to Chad Evans's defense counsel on 30 November 2001, just before Chad's trial.)
  8:35 a.m. From Chad Evans' home phone, Amanda Bortner called her mother's home in Buckfield, Maine. 6 minutes. The call may have included the discussion, which Amanda recalled in 2011, about babysitting for Kassidy for the upcoming weekend of Nov 11-12, as Chad and Amanda were going to a Colley-McCoy management weekend in Maine.  See Chad Evans home phone AT&T Nov00 bill.  Note, however, that this call is not on the "Chart of Calls" which was prepared by the police or prosecutors.
 9:18 a.m. From his Sprint cell phone, Chad called a "McDonald's Corporate Office" 800#.  28 seconds. See "Chart of Calls."
 9:30 a.m.  Amanda made one, 2-second, call from Chad Evans home phone to a potential day care provider, Brenda Lebeuf, in Sanford, at 207-490-1XXX. See "Chart of Calls." (1)
 9:31:01 and 9:31:30 That potential day care provider, Brenda Lebeuf, called Amanda back, but each call registered "0 seconds," so perhaps they were hangups. See "Chart of Calls."
 9:42 a.m. From Chad Evans's home phone, Amanda Bortner called her employer, Old Navy. 2 minutes. See Chad Evans home phone AT&T Nov00 bill
 9:55 a.m. Amanda made a second, 10-second, call from Chad Evans home phone to a potential day care provider, Brenda Lebeuf, in Sanford at 207-490-1XXX. See "Chart of Calls."
 9:55 a.m. Amanda made a 1 minute call from Chad Evans home phone to a potential day care provider, Samantha Saunders in Sanford at 207-490-6XXX. See Chad Evans home phone AT&T Nov00 bill. (2)
 9:56 a.m. Amanda called her optometrist, Dr. Daniel Roy in Sanford. 17 seconds. See "Chart of Calls." And see Chad Evans home phone AT&T Nov00 bill.
10:00 a.m.~ Travis Hunt woke up, and prepared for work.  In his interview on 9 Nov. he said he noticed that no one was at home and he left for work for the day. He was due at 11:00 a.m. for 11-7 shift.
10-10:30 Chad arrived at the Portsmouth McDonald's store, managed by his friend, Jeremy Hinton, and worked there for about an hour.
10:24 a.m. From Chad Evans' home phone, Amanda Bortner called home of Jeff Marshall and Jennifer Bortner Conley. 6 minutes. See Selected Discovery Phone Pages, pages 2494, 2771..
11:14 a.m. From the Route 1, Hampton, McDonald's, Chad Evans called Amanda. 2 minutes, 11 seconds. See "Chart of Calls."
 approx. Amanda picked up some brake parts for Chad.
 approx. Amanda took Kyle to a doctor's appointment, according to Erin Entrekin who talked with Amanda (see below) at Cross Road Kindergarten and School.
11:57 a.m. Tristan Wentworth's mother called Chad on his cell phone. 24 seconds. See "Chart of Calls."
12:28 p.m. Chad Evans called an unknown number from his call phone. 16 Seconds. See "Chart of Calls."
 12:30-12:45 p.m. Amanda brought Kyle Evans to day care at the Cross Road Kindergarten and School in Dover, NH.  According to Erin Entrekin, a teacher at the center, Amanda has said that Kyle had been fed and that she had taken him to a doctor's appt.  Amanda had taken Kyle to Cross Road about five times before.
 1:05 p.m. From the Hampton/Route 1 McDonald's phone, Chad Evans called Amanda Bortner, at home. Call was 3 minutes 34 seconds. See "Chart of Calls."  During his police interrogation, Chad said, "I called her and I heard Kassidy in the background and I'm like you know, [heard her] just say something like 'Big Bird is on TV,' or something." CHAD INTERVIEW page 62 [1541]
 1:12 p.m. From Chad Evans's home phone, Amanda Bortner called the ABC Play School in Kittery. 2 minutes. See Selected Discovery Phone Pages, pages 2494, 2771. (3)
 1:14 p.m. From Chad Evans's home phone, Amanda Bortner called the Strawberry Jam Home in Kittery. 1 minute. See Selected Discovery Phone Pages, pages 2494, 2771.  (4)
 1:15 p.m. From Chad Evans's home phone, Amanda Bortner called the Kids' Corner in Kittery. less than 1 minute. See Selected Discovery Phone Pages, page 2494, 2771.  (5)
 1:15 p.m. From Chad Evans's home phone, Amanda Bortner called Carla Dow, a potential day care provider, on Goose Point in Kittery. less than 1 minute. See Selected Discovery Phone Pages, page 2494, 2771.  (6)
 1:15 p.m. From Chad Evans's home phone, Amanda Bortner called Rainbow Day Care in Kittery. Less than 1 minute. See Selected Discovery Phone Pages, page 2494, 2771.   (7)
 1:16 p.m. From Chad Evans's home phone, Amanda Bortner called Karen Burbank, a potential day care provider, in Kittery. 4 minutes. See Selected Discovery Phone Pages, page 2494, 2771. (8)
 1:20 p.m. Amanda Bortner called an unknown number, possibly a local call and probably to a day care provider. 16 seconds. See "Chart of Calls."
 1:20 p.m. Amanda Bortner called an unknown number, possibly a local call and probably to a day care provider. 21 seconds. See "Chart of Calls."
 1:21 p.m. From Chad's home, Amanda Bortner called "Care Link" in Sanford for 6 minutes 18 seconds. See "Chart of Calls." This brought the total for the day to 8 calls to potential day care providers, including "Strawberry Jam Home" in Kittery, "Kids Corner" in Kittery, "Rainbow Day Care" in Kittery, "Care Link" in Sanford and four individual day care providers.   This brought the total number of calls, for Friday, 3 November and this day, to find day care, to 14, with two additional calls to unidentified numbers in Sanford, which may also have been to potential day care providers. See Amanda's one page LIST of names and numbers of day centers called on this day and on Friday, 3 November (above) See also AMANDA'S TESTIMONY at Chad's trial on 5 December 2001 regarding her day care center calls.  (9)
  approx. 2:00 p.m. Jeremy Hinton called Chad's home, looking for Chad and spoke to Amanda.  She told him that she was making calls to look for day care for Kassidy "to find a more reliable day care other than Jeff."  Jeremy Hinton INTERVIEW, 9 November, pp. 10-11.  (However, this call does not appear on the "Chart of Calls.")
 2:29 p.m. A call was made from and unknown person at 207-459-7XXX to the home number for Jeff Marshall. 32 seconds.  See "Chart of Calls."
 2:35 p.m. Amanda called Jeff from Chad's home phone. 28-47 second call, probably to say that she was on her way to Jeff's. See "Chart of  Calls."
 3:00 p.m.~ Wednesday. Amanda left Kassidy at Jeff Marshall's and Jennifer Conley's apartment. Earlier in the week, Amanda had discussed with Chad her schedule to work late on this night and her plan to have Kassidy stay overnight.  Chad was uncomfortable about having Kassidy spend the night so he said he would pick her up after his work.  Amanda forgot to leave the car seat at Jeff's, as the new plan was for Chad to pick up Kassidy later in the afternoon.  Jennifer had already left for work, as her schedule at Perfumania was 1 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  There was some indication that Amanda left Kassidy at Jeff's earlier in the afternoon.  She left Kyle at daycare at 12:30-12:45. (See above.) Heather Hamilton, Jennifer Conley's supervisor at Perfumania, said that Amanda came to visit her sister around 3:00. As neither Jennifer nor Heather said that Kassidy was with Amanda during her visit to see Jennifer, it's probable that Amanda had left Kassidy at Jeff's prior to that visit around 3:00 p.m. Jeff Marshall stated in his "Statement" to the Kittery Police that it was 4:20 p.m. when Amanda brought Kassidy to his home. 
 3:37 p.m. A call was made from and unknown person at 603-312-2XXX to the cell phone of Chad Evans. 15 seconds.  See "Chart of Calls."
 3:15-5:00 Amanda searched for dress for dinner on Saturday, 11 November for a McDonald's (Colley-McCoy) weekend gathering in Maine, likely Freeport, but possibly Kennebunkport. She visited Jennifer at Perfumania around 3:00 according to Jennifer's supervisor, Heather Hamilton. Prior to beginning work at Old Navy on Monday the 6th, Amanda had asked that she have the weekend of the 11-12th off.  After that, she would have been scheduled for one or both weekend days.  The plan for Kassidy was for her to stay with her grandmother, Jackie, in Buckfield, Maine for the weekend.
 4:42 p.m. Chad Evans called his boss, Bob McDougall, at the McDonald's licensee, Colley/McCoy Management.  Call was 33 seconds.  See "Chart of  Calls."
 4:44 p.m. Chad Evans again called his boss, Bob McDougall, at the McDonald's licensee, Colley/McCoy Management. They discussed the upcoming State Labor inspection, and Chad assured Bob that everything was in order. Call was 11 minutes, 1 second.  See "Chart of Calls."   Chad had been notified in late October by a state labor inspector that his Hampton Rte. 1 and Greenland stores were going to get a state labor audit. He wrote in a 15 April 2010 letter, "This is significant because I was working with my assistant, Melissa Allard, in the Hampton Rte. 1 store on Nov. 8 doing a final run through in preparation for the audits that were scheduled for the following week. I was quite happy on the afternoon of the 8th because after reviewing all of the paperwork it was clear we had no violations."
 4:55 p.m. Chad finished his work for the day on the labor report, with his secretary, Melissa Allard, and went to the Hampton Shop 'n' Save, and purchased a Met Rx energy bar and said "Hello" to Melissa's daughter, and Chad's friend, Mandy Allard. 
 4:56:26 Chad called an unknown number, possibly a local number, from his cell phone. 21 Seconds. See "Chart of Calls."
 4:56:34 p.m. From his cell phone Chad Evans called Jeff Marshall's cell phone. 15 seconds. See "Chart of Calls."  (This call is not on the one-page report of Chad's Sprint Calls 11/8-11/9 at Discovery page 809.)
 4:56:58 p.m. From his cell phone Chad Evans called Jeff Marshall's home phone. 70 seconds. Chad called Jeff to get directions to Jeff's home, as Chad had been there only once before. Also asked Jeff if they could meet elsewhere, to transfer Kassidy, but agreed that Chad would come to Jeff's home. Source: "Chart of Calls"  (One source said this call was at 5:23 p.m.) Originally, the plan was for Kassidy to spend the night at Jeff and Jen's, but earlier in the week Chad indicated to Amanda his concern about that plan and arranged for him to pick up Kassidy after work that afternoon.
 4:58 p.m. Bob McDougall, Chad's boss at the McDonald's licensee, Colley/McCoy Management, called Chad for 72 seconds. See "Chart of Calls."
 during babysitting Jeff Marshall called Jennifer Bortner and said that Kassidy had "been sleeping for like the past 4 hours.  It's like she's been sleeping all day long." This would have been a local Kittery call, so it doesn't appear in telephone records.  See Transcript of Jennifer Bortner 9 November 2000 police interview., Page 14.  Kassidy was at Jeff Marshall's for a total of about two hours, 40 minutes on this day.
 5:00 p.m. Amanda began her third day of work at Old Navy.  She stated in her 12 November 2000 interview that she went to work around 5:00.
 5:06 p.m. Jeff Marshall was called from cell phone number 603-557-5XXX (unidentified) Length of call 24 seconds.See Jeff Marshall Sprint Calls 11/8 and 11/9.  This number is registered in 2010 to a person who began the use of this number approximately in 2004, making the identification of this 2000 caller impossible. See, a call from same caller at 7:49 p.m., below.
 5:15 p.m. ~ Chad stopped at Moonlite Reader on Route 1 in Portsmouth, between the Portsmouth Circle and the River, to correct an overcharge for a previous purchase. This transaction took about 15 minutes. [After Chad's arrest on 16 November, and release on bail, he returned to the Moonlite Reader and the same clerk waited on him as with the transaction on 8 November, and the clerk said, Man, you seemed fine when you were in here, it doesn’t make sense. We were joking around when you were in here. That sucks man, I hope everything works out for you."]
 5:22 p.m. Jeff Marshall checked his messages on his cell phone. Length of call: 25 seconds. See "Chart of Calls."
 5:32 p.m. ~ Chad picked up Kassidy at Jeff's and Jennifer's, and drove to pick up Kyle at day care in Dover, NH.  Kassidy seemed lethargic and "spacey," and her head drooped forward, her eyes were "glassy"; and she was drooling.  She was wearing her "Elmo" slippers, as her sneakers were inside the apartment. See Nov. 9 PHOTO1 and PHOTO2 of sneakers in bedroom, beneath bedside table, with laundry machines at side of bed.
 5:44 p.m. From his cell phone Chad Evans called Jeff Marshall's home phone to ask what had happened to Kassidy at Jeff's during afternoon. 10 minutes, 59 seconds. See "Chart of Calls."  [At Chad's trial, Attorney Mark Sisti said that this call came 12 minutes after Chad left Jeff's house. 12/6/00, page 265]
 6:05 p.m. Chad picked up Kyle, the last child to be picked up, at Cross Road Kindergarten and School in Dover.
 6:35 p.m. Chad arrived home with Kyle and Kassidy. Kassidy fell in driveway, apparently face first, and lay there with her hands to her side, before being picked up by Chad. [See "Quotable Quotes"] Chad brought Kassidy and Kyle inside, and Kyle saw that mousetrap and said, "Daddy, you got another mouse." Kassidy pointed to the mousetrap, too. Chad put Kassidy in her high chair to give her some food. Later, Chad saw a little black and blue mark on Kassidy's face which he assumed was caused by the fall in the driveway. (Police Interview, page 58)
 6:39 p.m. From his home phone Chad Evans called Jeff Marshall's home phone.  "No connection." See "Chart of Calls."  
 6:40 p.m.~ Chad began feeding Kyle and Kassidy. Kassidy ate half a banana. Chad cooked a grilled cheese sandwich, and Kassidy may have taken one bite, but her appetite was clearly diminished.  Chad brought both Kyle and Kassidy into the living room for a few minutes, later brought them upstairs.
 6:40 p.m. From his home phone, Chad called Jeff again, because of Kassidy's fall in driveway and how she was acting. Chad asked, "What did you do to her?" and Jeff replied, "Nothing." It was a 19 minute, 19 second call, including time he was on hold, and the time when Chad took call from his friend, Bruce Aube, and told him he would call back. See "Chart of Calls."
 6:43 p.m. Tristan called Chad's cell, but the call only registered 17 seconds, so it's likely that Chad didn't answer that call. See  Chad's Sprint Calls 118-11/9.  This call is not listed in "Chart of Calls."
 6:44 p.m. From her unlisted home or cell phone, Tristan called Chad's home phone. 1 minute 51 seconds. See "Chart of Calls."
 6:50 p.m. ~ Chad called Bruce Aube, a close friend, about football, and betting. Call was for about 15 minutes, and was a local call, so it didn't appear on phone records.  In his police interrogation the next evening, Chad stated that he ended the call with Bruce because he had water running for Kassidy's bath. See entry below.
 7:05 p.m. From his home phone, Chad called his cell phone to check messages. 24 seconds. See "Chart of Calls."
 7:06 p.m. From his home phone, Chad called his cell phone to check messages. 35 seconds. See "Chart of Calls."
 7:15 p.m. ~ In Kyle's bedroom, Kyle often practiced hitting balls with his thick brown Fisher Price fat plastic bat. (He was not yet skilled enough to graduate to the yellow, long thin wiffle ball bat.) There was usually a bucket of about 20 balls, 12 of which might be wiffle balls.  While sitting on Kyle's bed, with Kassidy on his right lap, and after pitching with his left hand a series of wiffle balls to Kyle, Chad thoughtlessly pitched to Kyle a "hard rubber ball" or "starter baseball" and Kyle hit the ball into Kassidy's face, just below her left eye, and she fell backward into Chad's chest, as she sat on his lap. [See "Quotable Quotes"See DATE-STAMPED PHOTO1 and DATE-STAMPED PHOTO2 of Kyle with his large red Fisher-Price plastic bat when playing outside five months earlier on 11 June 2000. (noted above, at 11 June.) By November, he had "graduated" to a slightly thinner brown Fisher-Price bat. See PHOTO of Sgt William Magee holding such a bat at Chad's trial.  (Note: although the ball which hit Kassidy is commonly known as a "Tee-ball" it was identified by Chad during his 9 November police interview as a "hard rubber ball" and "starter baseball."  Softer than a leather-covered "hardball," a Tee-ball has the appearance of the stitching and colors of a "hardball".  It weighs about the same as a "hardball," one-third of a pound.  For an example of the possible harm from such accidents, see Foster's Daily Democrat article of Dec. 7, 2000, "Boy dies after being hit with puck."
  Chad started bath water for Kassidy, holding her on his hip.
  Chad called Tristan with her about Kassidy's condition. They discussed whether Kassidy should see a doctor, and Tristan asked, "How is she right now?" Chad responded that she seemed okay.  Chad recalls Tristan saying, "She's probably fine, then. Just keep your eye on her." Also, Kyle talked with his mother, Tristan, and said he was sorry that he hit "Akassidy" (as he called her) with a ball. As Tristan lived in Dover at the time, her calls to Rochester were "local" calls, and thus do not appear in phone bills.
  Chad started giving Kassidy her bath. 
 7:20 p.m. ~ Travis Hunt came home.
 7:22 p.m. From his home phone, Jeff Marshall called an unknown number, possibly a local number.  3 minutes. 49 seconds.  See "Chart of Calls."
 7:23 p.m. Travis made two calls to his workplace, the Portsmouth McDonald's. The first, at 7:23, had no connection. The second, also beginning at 7:23, lasted for 14 seconds. See "Chart of Calls."
 7:45 p.m. ~ Travis went upstairs where Chad was bathing Kassidy. According to Travis, Kassidy was not happy with hair shampoo.  During the bath, Chad observed (as related in 2010) a "really red raw looking lip" on Kassidy, which led him to skip having Kassidy brush her teeth that night. He also observed a faint bruise under her chin.  Travis held Kassidy for a few minutes while Chad went into Kassidy's room to get a diaper and nightclothes.  Also, Kassidy had a bruise on her cheek, as he told the police in his interview the next day. (page 53)  (In November 2010, Chad learned that the medical examination or autopsy of Kassidy revealed blood underneath all ten of her fingernails.  He wrote that it's extremely unlikely that if there was any discoloration under any of her fingernails, he would have seen it and cleaned it during Kassidy's bath. See his COMMENT.
  Kyle came into the bathroom to say hello to Travis.  Kyle told Travis that he hit "Akassidy" by accident.  Both Travis and Chad looked at the red mark starting to form under Kassidy's eye.  While Chad finishes getting Kassidy dried and dressed, Travis and Kyle went into Kyle's bedroom where Travis pitched a few more balls to him or about 10 minutes.  Travis then went downstairs to change clothes.
 7:44 p.m. Amanda clocked out for break at work.
 7:47 p.m. From his home phone, Chad Evans called Jeff Marshall on his home phone re: Tee-ball incident at home. 7 minutes 55 seconds call.  Jeff then called Jennifer Bortner Conley at Perfumania and Jennifer called her sister, Amanda Bortner, at work at Old Navy, to tell her about the Tee-ball accident.  See "Chart of Calls."
 7:49 p.m. Jeff Marshall was called from cell phone number 603-557-XXXX (unidentified) Length of call 22 seconds. See Jeff Marshall Sprint Calls 11/8 and 11/9.   See above call from same number at 5:06 p.m.
 7:54:22 p.m. After hearing about the accident, Amanda went to her sister's workplace, Perfumania, and called Chad Evans' home phone from there to hear from Chad what happened to Kassidy during the day, including the Tee-ball accident. The discussion continued into the next call [see below].  Chad informed Amanda that they have to make other arrangements for watching Kassidy, and he asked again about the search for day care. [The "Chart of Calls" states this was a 4 min. and 2 second call, and also said there was a nearly simultaneous call from an unknown phone, possibly from a local number, to Chad's home for 4 min. 3 seconds, starting at 7:54:28. p.m.]  During her first police INTERVIEW Amanda said that Chad was still giving Kassidy a bath during this phone call. (p. 11)
  After Kassidy's bath, Chad put baby lotion all over her body, and dressed her in pajamas and a new diaper.  He combed her hair and noticed that a bump from a previous injury, perhaps falling from Jeff's truck, was still on her head.
 7:58 p.m. From his home phone, Chad Evans called Amanda at Jennifer's place of work, Perfumania, to continue the discussion, above.  7 minutes, 49 seconds call.  See "Chart of Calls."
 8:04 p.m. From her unlisted home or cell phone, Tristan called Chad's home phone. 1 minute 26 seconds. See "Chart of Calls."
 8:04 p.m. Jeff Marshall called an unknown, probably local, number from his home phone. 2 min. 13 seconds. See  "Chart of Calls. This was probably the Jeff's call to his friend, landlord and neighbor William Peirce, about Chad's call to Jeff about the T-Ball incident.  (Source: Peirce Interview, 6 Dec 2000, Sgt. James White, Disc. 401.)
 8:07 p.m. From his home phone, Chad called Jeff Marshall again, on his home phone, to ask, "Are you sure you didn't do anything to Kassidy?" Conversation also about Bush vs. Gore election. 11 minutes, 3 seconds call. See "Chart of Calls."
 8:14 p.m. Amanda clocked back in from break at work.
 ?? Chad tried to call his mother, Pam Evans to get her advice on Kassidy's behavior and the Tee-ball accident, and whether he should seek medical attention. However, Pam was not home, and there was no answering machine at the Evans home in Keene.
 8:20 p.m. Chad took Kyle and Kassidy downstairs for a snack.  Kyle had a Mint Ice Cream Sandwich and Chad fed Kassidy a "freeze pop" on his lap. (See PHOTO of trash receptacle in Chad's kitchen, with the discarded Mint Ice Cream Sandwich box.) Travis came up from his basement room and saw Chad in his office with Kassidy in his lap and Kyle was on the couch in the living room.  Kyle and Kassidy sat on the couch together, watching a few minutes of TV.  Kyle took a one-minute time-out because he was having a hard time "sharing" the couch with Kassidy.  After his one-minute, he returned from the corner, saying, "Daddy, I'm ready to share, now." Included in the trash was a "Mice Cube" box as stated by Sgt. Magee at Chad's trial (Dec 12, 2001, p. 78) "Mice Cubes" are, from a current box, "humane traps for mice that are "safe, clean, silent, re-usable, humane, easy-to-use and it works - will not harm children or pets." See PHOTOS AND DESCRIPTION. See, also, Black and White image of photocopy of Defense Exhibit F, with the contents of the kitchen trash container on the floor, with the "Mice Cube" box visible at lower left, and the half-eaten banana in the center.
 8:23 p.m. Chad Evans called an unknown, possibly local, number.  2 min. 13 seconds. See "Chart of Calls."
 8:30 p.m. ~ Chad put Kassidy to bed and kissed her good night. Chad was reading a bed-time story to Kassidy and doing "A,B,C's" when Travis went to, and returned from, the Mobil convenience store across the street.  Chad read "SNAPPY NUMBERS" to both Kassidy and Kyle.   (See also, POLICE PHOTO of book in Kyle's bedroom.)
 8:45 p.m. ~ Chad put Kyle to bed.
  After putting the kids to bed, Chad did some survey-inputting work on his computer, to help Amanda with that project.
 8:59 p.m. Jeff Marshall called an unknown, possibly local, number from his home phone. 1 minute. See "Chart of Calls."
 9:01 p.m. Jeff Marshall called an unknown, possibly local, number from his home phone. 1 minute. See "Chart of Calls."
 9:05 p.m. ~ Travis left for Irene Ricci's house, about 15 minutes away.
 9:10 p.m. Irene Ricci called Chad's, and Travis's home to ask where Travis was, as she was expecting him. Chad was in his home office and told her that Travis would be there shortly, as he had just left. Chad a specific memory of seeing her call appear on his Caller ID system.
after 9:00 Jennifer came home from work ended at Perfumania at 9:00. Jeff and Jennifer went to Wendy's to purchase dinner and bring it home to eat. (Jeff's testimony, page 141) [This was the source of the Wendy's "wrapper" that was mentioned during the Chad Evans trial.
 9:30 p.m. Chad checked on Kassidy and Kyle while sleeping.  Kassidy saw Chad and said, "Kiss," and Chad kissed her.
11:02 p.m. Amanda's work ended for day, but she had to wait for others to lock or unlock doors.
11:30 p.m. Amanda came home from work and argued with Chad about stress of working on Amanda and Chad.  Chad either grabbed or pushed Amanda, which was the basis of one subsequent assault charge.  See CHAD'S DETAILED COMMENT for a more complete description by Chad of his physical and sometimes playful relationship with Amanda.
11:45 p.m. Chad and Amanda go upstairs to bed, and check on children, and kiss them Good Night.  Kassidy is awake with open eyes.  Amanda Bortner testified (5 December, Transcript, page 1360) that She and Chad went to bed about 1-1:30 Thursday morning, but Chad believes she was actually recalling the bedtime of the previous evening.) On this night, 8 November, Amanda and Chad noticed that Kassidy needed another diaper change, but Amanda said that she wouldn't wake her at that time, and would change it when they all woke in the morning.
  At some point that evening Chad said to Amanda, "We have to do something different Amanda, I'm serious. I realize she is your daughter, but Jeff is not good with her."
9 November, Thursday  
  In January, 2002, for his attorneys, Chad drafted a timetable for the events of this day, 5 a.m. to midnight, A to Q. (See also, the entry, below, for January, 2002.)
12:15 a.m. ~ Travis Hunt returned home from Irene Ricci's.
 5:30 a.m. Kassidy woke up crying, which was similar to last several mornings, but still unusual.  Chad called out to her, "Kassidy, go to sleep, baby."
 6:15 a.m. Amanda and Chad woke up later than was planned, to Kassidy's crying. 
 6:30 ~ Amanda changed Kassidy's diaper and dressed her for the day, and was able to see her entire body before getting her dressed. Kassidy walked back and forth on the bed. The only bruises on her body were the bruise from hitting her head on a table, being hit in the eye with the "hard rubber ball" and from scratches from her newly acquired kitten.
 7:00 - 7:10 a.m. Chad carried Kassidy downstairs on his hip, and sat her on the kitchen counter.  He asked Kassidy which cereal she wanted and he reached for the cereal boxes on top of the refrigerator and pointed to a box he thought she preferred. (See PHOTO, taken several years earlier, of cereal boxes on top of refrigerator, with Chad in raincoat.)  She shook her head and pointed to the cereal which she wanted, "Reese's Puffs." See PHOTO of the box on Chad's kitchen counter, from the police photos, and a closeup PHOTO of the box. (See also a 2010 box of Reese's Puffs).  Chad had packed it in a Ziploc bag for Kassidy for the trip to Jeff's and filled her Sippy Cup with juice. At some point, Kyle saw the bruise on Kassidy's left eye and said, "Daddy, did I do that?"  Also at some point, Kassidy said, "Drink," to Amanda. After rushing breakfast and packing lunch, Amanda went out the door with Kassidy. Chad brought Kyle to the car, and then kissed him good-bye, and then ran to the driver's side and kissed Amanda as she was fastening Kassidy's seatbelt and shutting the door. Chad kissed Kassidy, and said, "Love you."  Kassidy had already opened the Ziploc bag to eat some Reese's Puffs and Chad said to Amanda, "Did you know she could open those baggies up?"  Amanda said that she knew, and that Kassidy was smart; and off they went. This was the last time Chad ever saw Kassidy. 
 7:40 a.m. Amanda left Kyle at Cross Road Kindergarten and Child Care in Dover.
 8:08 a.m. Chad called the Rochester McDonald's. Call was 13 minutes, 8 seconds. Jeff Marshall called an unknown, possibly local, number from his home phone. 1 minute. See "Chart of Calls."
 8:10-8:15 a.m. Amanda brought Kassidy to the home of Jeff Marshall and Jennifer Bortner Conley, after dropping Kyle off at day care in Dover.  Amanda sat Kassidy on the bed, with her Reese's Puffs and juice and commented to Jeff and Jennifer, "She looks like shit, doesn't she?" Kassidy was obviously tired and she had bruises over each eye (from hitting a table on the right, and being hit by the "hard rubber ball" on the left) and eye scratch marks from her kitten over her right eye, and another bruise, perhaps from falling the previous day in Chad's driveway; but Amanda had no clue that Kassidy was sick, and even more unaware that Kassidy was no more than four hours away from death. Jeff and Jennifer were equally unaware. Amanda was planning to pick up Kassidy at Jeff's after her work shift.  Perhaps she was planning to bring Kassidy, afterwards, to be with Chad, Bruce and Travis at candlepin bowling.  Kyle would be picked up at daycare by his mother, Tristan Evans.
 8:20-8:25 a.m. Amanda left Jeff Marshall's home for work at Old Navy, which is only 2.3 miles. The Kittery Police Station is in between the two locations.
 8:31 a.m. Amanda clocked in at work at Old Navy.
 8:49 a.m. Jeff Marshall talked by telephone with William Peirce and told him that Kassidy was not walking and was sitting in front of the television eating cereal. (Source: Peirce Interview, 6 Dec 2000, Sgt. James White, Disc. 401, where the call time was estimated to be 9:00 a.m. and "Chart of Calls" for local call at 8:49 a.m. for 3 minutes, 20 seconds.) Jeff Marshall called an unknown, possibly local, number from his home phone. 1 minute. See "Chart of Calls." Kassidy played with Jeff and Jenn's cat, Toby, (See PHOTO of Toby) and said, "Kitty, kitty, kitty," which may have been her last words.
 before work Jennifer Bortner said to Kassidy, who was in the bed, "You want to get up and walk around and stuff like that?" Jennifer said that Kassidy began crying when Jennifer had pulled the covers off of her, so she covered her up again.  Jennifer gave her the Reese's Puffs "whatever she was eating and she started eating those."  See Transcript of Jennifer Bortner 9 November 2000 police interview, Page 15.
 9:00 a.m. ~ Jennifer Bortner Conley kissed Kassidy good-bye and Kassidy made a "kiss" sound. Jen recalled in her interview that she left home for work at this time, where she said she was due at 9:30.  However, a Perfumania time sheet seemed to indicate that she began work at 9:00 a.m. [Evid page 400] Heather Hamilton, Jennifer's supervisor at Perfumania, stated that Jennifer's schedule for that day was 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. [Evid p. 1246-7]
 9:06 a.m. Patricia Hocter of Division of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) called Chad Evans home phone and left message to call. Source: "Chart of Calls" 45 second call.  Chad was in the shower at the time, and did not hear the phone. See "Chart of Calls."
 9:26 a.m. From his home phone, Chad called the 603-890-6XXX, to unidentified person (i.e. not remembered in 2010).  Call: 15 seconds  (In 2010, this number is an unpublished land line in Salem, NH.  See "Chart of Calls."
 9:26 a.m. From his home phone, Chad called the corporate offices of Colley/McCoy.  Call: 15 seconds. See "Chart of Calls."
 9:32 a.m. From his cell phone, Chad Evans called DCYF to return call from Patricia Hocter.  He waited for 120 seconds without human response.   See "Chart of Calls."
 9:35 a.m.. Chad called DCYF, 603-332-9120, again and left a message for Patricia Hocter in the DCYF "general mailbox". According to Hocter's testimony at Chad's trial, [page 54], he stated that he was going out of town (at McDonald's function in Maine with Amanda) and wouldn’t be back until Tuesday, and asked that she call him back between hours of 3:00 and 4:00 on that day. See "Chart of Calls.Chad noted in 2010 that he didn't know the purpose of the DCYF call and that after being away from work for four days (Friday-Monday), it was predictable that he would be very busy on Tuesday.
 9:38 a.m. From his cell phone, Chad Evans called his friend, Vanessa Mansson, at her workplace, to learn more about the state agency, DCYF. He was referred to a different number.  (See below) Call: 30 seconds. "Chart of Calls."
 9:40 a.m. From his call phone, Chad called Vanessa Mansson on her direct line at work. Call: 5 minutes, 29 seconds. See "Chart of Calls."
 9:46 a.m. From his call phone, Chad Evans called an unknown, possibly local, number. 23 seconds. See "Chart of Calls."
 before 9:47.a.m. Jeff Marshall went into his bedroom to check on mischief his cat, Toby, might have caused, as it has jumped from a desk in the living room and ran into the bedroom. In the bedroom, Jeff observed Kassidy sleeping, or she appeared to be sleeping. [Jeff Marshall statement to the Kittery Police, 9 November 2000.]  In his testimony at Chad Evans's trial, Jeff Marshall said that this observation of Kassidy occurred just before the call from Chad, which began at 9:47:28 a.m. 
9:47:00 a.m. From his cell phone, Chad Evans called Jeff Marshall's cell phone, but did not connect. 20 seconds. "Chart of Calls."
 9:47:28 a.m. From his cell phone, Chad Evans called Jeff Marshall's home number to remind him to fix problems with a tree at the Greenland McDonald's restaurant and mentioned the DCYF call, wondering what it's about. 13 minutes. In 2011, Chad recalled that he could hear what he thought was Kassidy talking in the background during the call with Jeff. See "Chart of Calls."
shortly after Noon Jeff Marshall went to mailbox for mail, from the box on the porch of his apartment, and returned and checked on Kassidy, who seemed lifeless, less full of life than when sleeping. He brought her into kitchen, and splashed water on her face.
12:24:49 p.m. From his home phone, Jeff Marshall called Chad Evans cell phone number.  There was no discussion with Chad. 24 seconds. Source: "Chart of Calls."  See also Transcript of Jeff Marshall's 6 and 7 December 2001 testimony regarding phone calls  regarding calls.
12:25:00 p.m. From his home phone, Jeff Marshall called Chad Evans cell phone number.  There was no discussion with Chad. 10 seconds. Source: "Chart of Calls."
12:25:13 p.m. From his home phone, Jeff Marshall called Chad Evans cell phone number.  No discussion with Chad. 9 seconds. See "Chart of Calls."
12:26 p.m. Jeff Marshall called Jennifer Bortner Conley for advice on what to do, and she said to call a hospital. (See her Nov. 9 interviews.)Call identified from interview and testimony.  Time of 46 second call, from"Chart of Calls."   The number was blank in the "Chart of Calls" perhaps because it was a local call. See also "Transcript of Jennifer Bortner Conley's 7 December 2001 testimony" regarding calls. 
12:28:10 p.m. From his home phone, Jeff Marshall called Chad Evans cell phone number.  There was no discussion with Chad. 24 seconds. See "Chart of Calls." 
12:28:20 p.m. From his home phone, Jeff Marshall called Chad Evans cell phone number.  There was no discussion with Chad. 33.5 seconds. See"Chart of Calls."
12:28:33 p.m. From his home phone, Jeff Marshall called Chad Evans cell phone number.  There was no discussion with Chad. 32 seconds. In one of these calls, Jeff left the message, "Chad, This is Jeff.  Call me as soon as you get this, bye!" Chad was in a business meeting, so he did not see the message until he checked his cell phone messages at 2:24 p.m. See below. These three calls appear to overlap, but see"Chart of  Calls."
12:30 p.m. Patricia Hocter, of DCYF in Rochester, retrieved her phone messages, including the call from Chad, noted above at 9:35 a.m.
12:30 p.m.~ Dr. Margaret Greenwald, the Maine Medical Examiner, estimated that Kassidy Bortner died around this time. See TRIAL TRANSCRIPT FOR 13 DECEMBER 2001 page 231 where Dr. Greenwald said, "Well, she died around 12:30."  Also see the entry, below, for 12:46 p.m. regarding Dr. Anthony Bock's estimate for Kassidy's actual time of death.  See also, the declaration of her death at York Hospital, below, at 1:28 p.m. See "Supplemental Certificate of Death" filed on 12 April 2001.
12:32 p.m. From his home phone Jeff called for "Information" for the phone number for the Old Navy store in Kittery, where Amanda Bortner worked.  This call was identified from interview and testimony, but was unidentified in "Chart of Calls." Time of 28 second call from "Chart of Calls."
12:34 p.m. From his home phone Jeff called Old Navy to reach Amanda, but did not get past the phone messaging system. Call identified from interview and testimony, and not identified in "Chart of Calls." Time of 31 second call from "Chart of Calls." 
12:37 p.m. From his home phone, Jeff called Jennifer Bortner Conley again, and she advised that he call police or 911 or the hospital. Jeff told Jennifer that he was going to take Kassidy to the hospital.  Call identified from interview and testimony, and not identified in "Chart of Calls," as specifically being to Jennifer but it was a local call. See the 12:38 call.  Time of 51 second call from"Chart of Calls." See also "Transcript of Jennifer Bortner Conley's 7 December 2001 testimony" regarding calls. 
12:38 p.m. From his home phone, Jeff called a local, unidentified phone number.  This may have been the second call to Jennifer, in which case the 12:37 call is unidentified.  Time of 57 second call from"Chart of Calls."
12:38 ~ Jennifer Bortner called Amanda at work to tell her that Kassidy was in distress and that Jeff was taking her to the hospital.  Amanda understood that to be the Portsmouth Regional Hospital which is where she headed.
12:39 p.m. Jeff Marshall called for 911 help to Kittery Police Dept. Fortunately, the Dept. was at 200 Rogers Road, Ext, 1,300 yards away from Marshall's home at 51 Rogers Road. [source: EMT Report p.1699] "Chart of   Calls." said this call was 57 seconds and began at 12:38. The number called was not identified in the "Chart of Calls." See Transcript of 911 Call.  On page 2 of the 26 page transcript (including other calls) Jeff Marshall stated, "I'm like trying to press on her stomach," which was a reference to the CPR he was trying to administer. (Later in the investigation, he demonstrated, while being videotaped, his CPR technique.) The 911 dispatcher, Karen, responded, "Don't press on her stomach, ok, just in case there is an injury there."
12:41 p.m. Patrolman Robert Creamer Kittery Police Dept. arrived as the first "first responder" to the home of Jeff Marshall on 9 November. Officer Creamer's report said he was called "about 12:30 p.m., but the report gave the time of the "incident" as 12:41. Patrolman Creamer stayed at the scene until relieved by a Maine State Trooper at about 8:45 p.m. (See Portsmouth Herald Article, 22 March 2001, and see his Report.)
12:46 p.m. EMT’s arrived at Marshall’s residence, and began CPR, but Kassidy Bortner appeared to be dead at this time. [source: EMT report p. 1699] At Chad Evans' trial, the Emergency Room doctor, Dr. Anthony Bock, stated that he believed that Kassidy was dead at the time of the arrival of the EMT's. [Transcript, 5 Dec. 2001, p. 29]
 approx. Kittery Detective Steven Hamel and Detective Sergeant Ron Avery arrived together at 51 Rogers Road. Kittery Police Chief Edward Strong also arrived and took several photographs of Kassidy on the porch being assisted by the EMT's.  Hamel's REPORT stated that he arrived at approximately 12:42, but he reported that the EMT's were already there.
12:48 p.m. Kassidy's pulse and respiration rates both reported as "0" [source: EMT report p. 1699]
12:50 p.m. An unknown caller called Jeff Marshall's cell phone.  24 seconds. See "Chart of Calls." 
12:53 p.m. From work at Old Navy, Amanda Bortner called Jeff Marshall's cell phone. 24 seconds. See "Chart of Calls." 
12:59 p.m. Amanda Bortner clocked out from work, and drove to Portsmouth Regional Hospital, as she thought her sister, Jennifer, had told her by phone that Kassidy was at that hospital. [She likely departed earlier, after Jennifer's call at 12:38 p.m., above, so perhaps another employee made the time entry, or punched the time card for Amanda at this time.]
 1:00 p.m. Kittery Police Dept. Detective William Hackett arrived at scene and took photographs of the inside and outside of the home.  Then he went to the York Hospital and took photographs of Kassidy's body.  Later he returned to the Kittery Police Station with three rolls of film to be developed.  (See his REPORT).
 1:06 p.m. Ambulance left Jeff Marshall's with Kassidy to go to the York Hospital in York, Maine, which was 8.13 miles away.  [source: Discovery page 1699]
 approx. Around this time Amanda Bortner arrived at the Portsmouth Regional Hospital, but no one there had any information about Kassidy.  Amanda then called her sister, Jennifer, who suggested that Kassidy must have gone to York Hospital. Amanda then called York Hospital and there was no information there yet that was available to the person with whom Amanda talked.
 1:17 p.m. Ambulance arrived at York Hospital. [source: EMT Report, Discovery page 1699]
 1:18 p.m. Call from this number, 603-433-5XXX to Jeff Marshall's home number 30 seconds. See "Chart of Calls." (In 2010, this number is now an unpublished land line in Portsmouth.)
 1:20 p.m. Kassidy Bortner is admitted to the York Hospital Emergency Room.
 1:25 p.m. Still at the Portsmouth Columbia Regional Hospital, Amanda called from the hospital's main number, 603-436-5110, to Jeff Marshall's cell phone, desperately to learn what had happened to Kassidy. Kassidy's body had been taken to the York Hospital in York, Maine, but Amanda did not know that.   Jeff advised her to come to the Kittery Police Station.  It's not known whether he was at home or already at the police station at the time. The call was 1 min. 49 seconds. See "Chart of Calls." 
 1:28 p.m. Kassidy Bortner was declared dead, by Dr. Anthony Bock, Emergency Room doctor at the York Hospital.  However, she actually died earlier than this.  At Chad Evans trial, the Medical Examiner, Dr. Margaret Greenwald, estimated that Kassidy died around 12:30, i.e. at the time that Jeff Marshall was making calls for help.  See above at 12:30 p.m.
 1:45 p.m. Photos of Kassidy's body were taken at hospital, by Kittery Det. Hackett.   See his Report.
  Other photographs taken of Kassidy's body by MSP Detective Erik Baker who had arrived with NHSP Detective Jill Rockney. [Discovery page 27]
 2:12 p.m. The Kittery Police Dept. called Chad Evans' cell phone. 24 seconds. See  "Chart of Calls.
 2:22 p.m. ~ While at a meeting in Hudson, NH, with his boss, Bob McDougall, Chad received a "page" from a Kittery phone number, which he didn't recognize, but he knew that both Amanda and Kassidy were in Kittery.  He told Bob that he needed to go to Kittery, but he still did not know the reason for the police request to go to Kittery.
 2:24 p.m. Chad checked his cell phone messages (87 seconds), and received the urgent message left by Jeff Marshall (see above) at approximately 12:35. See "Chart of Calls."
 2:25 p.m. From his cell phone, Chad called Jeff's cell phone to ask, "What the hell is going on?" He didn't reach Jeff. 38 seconds. See"Chart of Calls." 
 2:25 p.m. At the Kittery Police Station, Jeff Marshall began writing a statement on a "Witness Statement Form."  He signed the first two pages. [Discovery pp. 19-20] An additional five pages, unsigned, apparently were written later on a different form, "Kittery Police Follow-up Report" [Discovery pp. 21-25]
 2:26 p.m. From his cell phone, Chad called his home number, looking for Amanda.  23 seconds. See "Chart of Calls." 
 2:27:21 p.m. Chad called telephone information (411) to get phone numbers for Amanda at Old Navy and Jennifer at Perfumania.  65 seconds. See"Chart of Calls."
 2:27:31 p.m. From his cell phone, Chad called, or started a call to an unknown, possibly local, number. 23 seconds. See"Chart of Calls."
 2:27:31 p.m. Chad called Jennifer at Perfumania, and was put on hold while other employees looked for her. He was told that Jennifer was going to a hospital.  57 seconds call. See "Chart of Calls."
 2:27 p.m. Kittery Police called Chad's cell phone, leaving a message in a 24 second call. See"Chart of Calls."  Apparently, the caller acknowledged receiving Chad's earlier call. This call is not listed in Chad's Sprint Calls 11/8-11/9
 2:28 p.m. ~ Jacqueline Conley was called by an officer at the Kittery Police Dept. to advise that Kassidy Bortner was dead.  Jacqueline left immediately with her brother-in-law, Robert Conley, for the Kittery Police Station.
 2:29 p.m.~ Jennifer Bortner Conley is called by her mother, Jacqueline Conley, to tell her that Kassidy died.  See "Transcript of Jennifer Bortner Conley's 7 December 2001 testimony" regarding calls. See also Transcript of Jennifer Bortner 9 November 2000 police interview., Page 39.
 2:30 p.m. Jennifer left work at Perfumania, according to time sheet. [Discovery page 400] However, see call from Perfumania to Chad's cell phone, below at 2:36 p.m.
 2:36 p.m. Call from Kittery Police Dept to Chad Evans. The phone number, 207-439-0XXX is no longer registered to Kittery PD, but it was the same number Chad called at 2:56 which the "Chart of Calls" identified as the "Kittery PD."  See Chad's Sprint Calls 11/8-11/9.   This call not on "Chart of Calls."
 2:37:15 p.m. From his cell phone, Chad called, or started a call to an unknown, possibly local, number. 6 seconds. See"Chart of Calls."
 2:37:39 p.m. From his cell phone, Chad called, or started a call to an unknown, possibly local, number. 4 seconds. See"Chart of Calls."
 2:37:55 p.m. Chad called Jeff's cell phone, but there was no answer, and Chad did not leave a message. 30 seconds. See "Chart of Calls." and Chad's Sprint Calls 11/8-11/9. This call is on Jeff Marshall Sprint Calls 11/8 and 11/9. as a 21 second call at 14:38:00. Chad called again, a few seconds later at 2:38:42 p.m. See below.
 2:38:42 p.m. While stopped at a gas station and pumping gas, Chad called Jeff's cell phone again, and a policeman answered.  Then Jeff came to phone and Chad asked what was going on, and Jeff asked Chad, accusingly, about batted ball of previous night.  A policeman came to the phone again and Chad reassured the policeman that he was on his way to the police station.  Chad recalled in 2010 that he still did not know what had happened to Kassidy, and did not know she had died.  Jeff Marshall said the same thing, in his November 9 police INTERVIEW, "...he didn't even know that anything was wrong..."  3 minutes 24 seconds. See"Chart of Calls."
 2:42 p.m. Jeremy called Chad at his cell phone from the Portsmouth McDonald's, but the 2-second call was interrupted by a call from Chad's secretary, Melissa Allard, about a labor audit being performed at a McDonald's restaurant. Chad told Jeremy he would call back, as the call with Melissa took 12 minutes 54 seconds.  See "Chart of Calls." 
 2:50 p.m. Maine State Police Detective Jeffrey Smith arrived at the Kittery Police Dept. to join the investigation.
 2:50 p.m. Jeremy called Chad again from the Portsmouth McDonald's and Chad told him that something had happened to Kassidy and that he, Chad, was on the way to the Kittery Police Station, and that he would be stopping, briefly, at the Portsmouth McDonald's to leave soup cookers and other items. Chad asked if Travis was there and talked with him about Kassidy, and about Travis's observations the previous night, as Jeff had just asked Chad about the ball hitting Kassidy. Total of two calls with Jeremy. almost 13 minutes. See"Chart of Calls."
 2:55 p.m. Maine State Police Detective Jeffrey Linscott arrived at the Kittery Police Dept. to join the investigation.
 2:56 p.m. Chad called the Kittery Police Department, 207-439-0XXX, for directions.  2 minutes, 19 seconds call. See"Chart of Calls."
 3:00 p.m. Maine State Police Detectives Erik Baker and Scott Harakles arrived at the Kittery Police Dept. to join the investigation.
 3:00 p.m. From her work, Tristan called Chad, and they discussed arrangements for picking up Kyle in evening and the unknowns about Kassidy. (In her police interview, Tristan stated that Chad had called her, but Chad recalls otherwise, and the "Chart of Calls" states that Tristan made the call.) 5 minutes, 3 seconds call. See "Chart of Calls."
 3:06 p.m. From his cell phone, Chad called, or started a call to an unknown, possibly local, number. 4 seconds. See"Chart of Calls."
 3:13 p.m. Heading to the Kittery Police Dept via the Portsmouth McDonald's, which was also the location of his office, Chad called the Rochester McDonald's to ask Tommy Urrutia to leave a message for Chad's secretary, Melissa Allard, regarding the labor audit. 56 seconds call. See "Chart of Calls."
 3:15 p.m. Maine State Police Detective Richard LeClair arrived at the Kittery Police Dept. to join the investigation.
 3:30 p.m. Maine State Police Detective Angela Blodgett arrived at the Kittery Police Dept. to join the investigation. She had come from her office at the State Police Barracks in Gray, where she had received a call at about 2:30 p.m. to come to Kittery.
 3:31-3:41 Tristan called four times, with call lengths of 16, 24, 24 and 24 seconds. The first two calls were from Tristan's work number, and the last two were from her cell phone. She either reached Chad's voicemail message or there was a bad connection. In any case, Chad did not talk with her at that point. See "Chart of Calls.The 3:41 call is not on the "Chart of Calls" but is listed on Chad's Sprint Calls 11/8-11/9.
 3:51 p.m. Chad called Bruce Aube at his place of work from the Portsmouth McDonald's parking lot, now on his way to Kittery, and left phone message, with his concerns about how his police station visit will affect his probation status. 46 second call. See"Chart of Calls."
 3:55 p.m. Chad called the Portsmouth McDonald's to ask Jeremy to lock Chad's office door, which he just left a few minutes previous.  23 second call. See "Chart of Calls." 
 3:56 p.m. In a 13 minute, 19 second call (registering "blank" in his records, and in the "Chart of Calls," as it was likely a local call, or an incoming call, because Chad had "call waiting" service) Chad talked with Tristan regarding meeting him at the Portsmouth traffic circle (Route 1/Route 16/Route 15 interchange), as Chad was still uncertain about how to get to the Kittery Police Dept. Tristan then led Chad to the station.  Chad recalls that some of this call may have been with Bruce as well. See "Chart of Calls."  The number called is not identified in "Chart of Calls."
 4:00 p.m. Rochester P.D. Detectives William Carlberg, Lisa Gero, and Paul Callahan accompanied one or more employees of N.H. Div. of Youth, Children and Families to the home of Chad Evans.  It was known to all that a child from that home had died in Kittery that day.  No one was home.
 4:10 p.m. Maine State Police Detective Lance McCleish arrived at the Kittery Police Dept. to join the investigation.
 4:10 p.m.~ Chad and Tristan arrived at the Kittery Police Station, but Tristan initially did not want to enter with Chad because of her restraining order against him, from the 1999 domestic violence incident and March 2000, guilty plea.  
 4:12 p.m. Jeff Marshall is interviewed by Maine State Police Detectives Jeffrey Linscott and Scott Harakles for 2 hours and 3 minutes, until 6:15.  At approximately 5:28 p.m. (at page 43), Scott Harakles implicitly told Jeff Marshall that Chad was the primary suspect, by saying, in context "...you're a bit of a victim here as well, because what you had in this guy [Chad] is trust, right?  He was your friend, so you had some trust, and he betrayed your trust... You believed in him. You didn't believe he was a nasty person."
 4:15 p.m Jennifer Bortner Conley is interviewed by Maine State Police Detective Jeffrey Smith and Kittery Police Detective Steve Hamel until 5:10 p.m. and page 47 of 80 page transcript. After a 50 minute interruption, the interview resumed at 6:00 p.m. and continued until 6:40 p.m. for a total of an hour and 35 minutes.  (See below, 6:00 p.m.)
 4:20 p.m. Amanda Bortner is interviewed by Maine State Police Detectives Angela Blodgett and Richard LeClair for 1 hour 44 minutes, to 6:04 p.m.  Her second interview began at 6:55 p.m. See below. At approximately 5:34 p.m., and beginning at page 51, Angela Blodgett implicitly told Amanda Bortner that Chad was the primary suspect with these questions, "... when you were worried about his temper and his, you know, lack of coping skills, low level of frustration, I mean, what were your worries when you kind of thought about giving it a go or leaving?  I mean were you worried about money and housing?.... Oh, when you would see him discipline Kassidy inappropriately by throwing her and that sort of stuff, grabbing her by the face and...."
 4:23 p.m. Tristan called Chad's cell phone from the parking lot of the Kittery Police Station for an update. He asked Tristan to call Bruce Aube with whom Chad previously had made plans for bowling that evening, in order to cancel those plans. After work, Amanda would have picked up Kassidy at Jeff Marshall's and brought her to bowling as well.  Also, he asked Tristan to call Travis Hunt, perhaps about bowling, but mostly so he could go to Chad's home and let Kato outside.  1 minute 11 seconds. See "Chart of Calls." Chad's plan for the evening was to go to a favorite pub/restaurant, Banana's in Portsmouth, with Jeremy Hinton and then bowling with Bruce and Travis. 
 4:30 p.m.~ Kristine Keeler of the New Hampshire Div. of Children Youth, Children and Families called the Kittery Police Station and talked with Detective Avery and then with Chad Evans about Kassidy, Kyle and Chad's stepson and the care arrangements for each of them.
 4:30 p.m.~ Sgt. Matthew Stewart of the Maine State Police informed Chad that Kassidy had died.  Chad went to the bathroom "puking" with dry heaves, and returned to talk with Sgt. Stewart, informally.
 4:53 p.m. Tristan Wentworth called Chad Evans' cell phone. 24 seconds. See "Chart of Calls."  Chad was in the police lobby, waiting, and informed Tristan of Kassidy's death, and she then came into the police station.
 5:00 p.m. New Hampshire State Police Detective James White arrived at the Kittery Police Dept. to join the investigation.
 5:15 p.m.~ Chad was brought to Kittery Police Dept. detective Ronald Avery's office where he was left alone for most of the time until his interview at 7:15. While Det. Avery was still with Chad, Chad used Det. Avery's phone, with his permission, to call his mother to tell her that Kassidy had died.  Chad was crying and told his mother how he had tried to call her the night before, because of the way Kassidy was acting.
 5:40 p.m.~ Kristine Keeler of DCYF called the Kittery Police Dept. again (See above, at approx. 4:30 p.m.) and talked with Chad, after he had talked with Tristan. She wrote, "It was evident that he was upset about the death of Kassidy." [Kristine Keeler report. Discovery page 163]
 5:45 p.m.~ Kristine Keeler called Tristan Evans and Kristine wrote "she said Chad would never hurt them [his son and stepson] and he wouldn't have done anything to Kassidy. She stated that she never had concerns that he was hurting Kassidy, [but] that someone else may have." [Kristine Keeler report. Discovery page 163] (emphasis added here)
 5:50 p.m. MSP Detective Richard LeClair, in interview with Amanda Bortner, "When's the last time you saw him [Chad Evans] hurt her [Kassidy]? (page 60)  "Excuse me?  He wouldn't care if she got hurt?" (page 60) "What's the worst you've seen him do?" (page 63) "Do you believe anything the guy says?" (page 63) "What is it about Chad that you like?" (page 65) "What would piss him off the most?" (page 65) [Disc. pp. 879-885] (emphasis added here)
 6:00 p.m. After a 50 minute interruption, Jennifer Bortner Conley's interview resumed at 6:00 p.m. and continued until 6:40 p.m. for a total of an hour and 35 minutes.  At approximately 6:30 p.m., and beginning at page 73, Jeff Smith implicitly told Jennifer Bortner that Chad was the primary suspect with these statements and questions, "The child's dead. No one can bring that child back. Someone is responsible... Okay. Jeff's told us, not myself, but Steve, other Detective. He's talking about Chad... He feels guilty about what's happened. Jeff feel guilty about knowing what's going on and that's....  knowing about. And he's wrestling with that. He knows what happened. He knows you could have prevented it... Jeff is wrestling with this right now. He's all torn up.... Has Jeff told you about other things he's witnessed Chad do? ... Has Mandy?"
 6:20 p.m. The body of Kassidy Bortner was transported by hearse from the York Hospital to the Maine Medical Examiner in Augusta, Maine.
 6:32 p.m. MSP Detective Herbert Leighton met with detectives at the Kittery Police Dept. and was briefed on the case.
 6:55 p.m. Amanda Bortner began her second interview  by Maine State Police Detectives Angela Blodgett and Richard LeClair. It went for 25 minutes to 7:20 p.m. (20 pages)[52-71]  Her first interview began at 4:20 p.m. See above.  About ten minutes into this second interview Detective Angela Blodgett said explicitly to Amanda that Chad was the primary suspect, "I think you know that he killed your daughter. He beat her to death. and that's not, I know that it's difficult, but I need you to tell me what's been going on.  And she [Kassidy] deserves that." (p. 4)[55] This statement was a few minutes before any policeman had discussed the case with Chad Evans. Five minutes later, Detective Blodgett said, "I mean, everyone we're talking to know that he's [Chad] been hurting the baby and hasn't been calling [Social Services] because they felt bad for you and didn't want you to lose your child because you weren't being a protective mother. You were letting someone kill the baby slowly." (p. 10)[61]
 7:10 p.m. Detectives Rick LeClair and Lance McCleish and, later, Sgt. Matthew Stewart of the Maine State Police began their interrogation of Chad Evans. See Interrogation.  (A police "interview" is conducted when police are searching for information. It is stated here that Chad Evans was "interrogated" because the purposes of an "interrogation" are larger than for an "interview." In an interrogation, police seek incriminating information, and even a confession, from the primary suspect. By this time, seven hours after Kassidy's death and four hours after Maine State Police detectives arrived at the Kittery Police station, Chad Evans was already the primary suspect.) At approximately 7:30 p.m., this exchange took place:

RL: Okay. You have the absolute right to the advice of a lawyer before any questioning and to the presence of a lawyer here with you during questioning. Do you understand that?
CE: Yeah.
RL: Okay.
CE: Do you think I need one?
RL: That's, that's totally up to, up to you. I mean you, like you said you don't have to answer questions.
[Unaware, until about 9:45 (see below) that he was the primary suspect, Chad continued to try to provide whatever information he could.  He knew that he didn't kill Kassidy, so he talked with the police without hesitation.]

 7:50 p.m. The Maine State Police secured voluntary agreement from Jeff Marshall, Jennifer Bortner Conley and Amanda Bortner to search Jeff's apartment and all the possessions therein, including those belonging to Amanda. MSP Detective Herbert Leighton then searched Jeff Marshall's home at Rogers Road, from 9:07 p.m. until about 11:45 p.m. See Interview and Consent Forms.   Chad Evans was not asked to voluntarily submit to searches of his cars or home.  If he had been asked, he would have consented.  When he did hear later of the planned search of his home and car, he was pleased because he knew that the police would find no evidence of abuse, because there was none.
 7:54 p.m. Jeff Marshall called his neighbor and landlord, Will Peirce, but no answer. Length of call:  11 seconds. See Jeff Marshall Sprint Calls 11/8 and 11/9.
 8:00 p.m. MSP Detectives Scott Harakles and Jeff Smith began their INTERVIEW  of Jacqueline Conley.  It ended at 8:25.
 8:13 p.m. Jeff Marshall called his neighbor and landlord, Will Peirce, but no answer. Length of call:  12 seconds. See Jeff Marshall Sprint Calls 11/8 and 11/9.
 8:20 p.m. Jeff Marshall called his neighbor and landlord, Will Peirce, but no answer. Length of call:  10 seconds. See Jeff Marshall Sprint Calls 11/8 and 11/9.
 8:30 p.m. ~ During the interview of Tristan Evans by NHSP Det. John Marasco and MSP Det. Jeffrey Linscott, Det. Linscott implicitly indicated that Chad Evans was the primary suspect when he asked Tristan Evans, "But if it came down to ah, you know, Tristan, your, your ex-husband is the person you know last with the kid who could have inflicted this stuff would, would that surprise you or shock you?" Tristan answered, "I don't think he would ever do it. Never." (int. p. 18.)[Disc 1090]
 8:45 p.m. Kittery Patrolman Robert Creamer estimated in his Report (see, above, 12:41, that he was relieved at 51 Rogers Road by a Maine State Trooper.  This may have been MSP Detective Herbert Leighton who stated in his report that he began his search at 9:07 p.m. (See below.)
 8:45 p.m. Bruce Aube is interviewed by John Marasco of the NHSP and Jeff Linscott of the MSP.  See INTERVIEW.
 8:50 p.m. Jeremy Hinton is interviewed  by Jill Rockey of the NHSP and Erik Baker of the MSP.  See  INTERVIEW.
 9:07 p.m. MSP Detective Herbert Leighton began a "consent search" of Jefferey Marshall's home at 51 Rogers Road.
 9:40 p.m. ~ In the interrogation that began at 7;15 p.m. (See above) MSP Detective Lance McCleish told Chad Evans that the police believe he was the source of injuries to Kassidy which caused her death.  He said, "our investigation clearly indicates that you are the cause of these injuries." Chad responded, "Ah, no way." 9 November Interrogation, page 91. [1570]
 9:50 p.m. ~ During INTERVIEW of Jeremy Hinton by NHSP Trooper Jill Rockey and MSP Detective Erik Baker, Jill Rockey said to Hinton, "You know he [Chad Evans] hit his wife...But my point is why, why do you think he can hit his wife, hit a woman and not be capable of doing that to a child?" (pages 39-40 of interview.) [1802-03]
10:10 p.m. ~ During his interview of Chad Evans' brother-in-law, Brandon Harvey, MSP Detective Jeffrey Smith said, "The people we're talking to, everyone indicates that they've known about this and they've kept it a secret... Chad hurting, physically assaulting or touch[ing] or hitting Kassidy." (p 91)[990]
10:43 p.m. Police interrogation of Chad ended, and Chad left the police station, accompanied by Sgt. Matthew Stewart who told Chad about the need to impound and search his car.  Sgt. Stewart restated his belief that Chad was responsible and Chad offered to take a lie detector test. Sgt. Stewart said that because Chad had asked for a lawyer, such a polygraph exam was no longer possible.  Sgt. Stewart gave Chad his business card.  Chad then saw others in the parking lot, including Jeff Marshall.  Each man viewed the other as responsible for Kassidy's death.  Chad said to Jeff, "Son of a bitch. I hope you rot in hell for what you did to Kassidy. And then you go and try to blame it on me."  Jeff said that he had said nothing to the police to blame Chad.
11:00 p.m.~ Chad Evans went to the home of his friend, Bruce Aube, in Rochester, along with his sister Nicole Harvey and brother-in-law, Brandon Harvey.
 ??  Jeff Marshall and Jennifer Bortner Conley and Amanda Bortner went to Dunkin Donuts and then to Jeff's home at 51 Rogers Road. Initially, they went to William Peirce's home, next door at Johnston Court, as the police were still at Jeff's, and talked there with Will and Amanda's mother, and uncle, Robert Conley. Jeff said, "Mandy got real mad cause Mandy's mother said, 'fuckin ...Chad killed her,' like that and Amanda freaked." [Jeff interview, Disc 1619] At some point, Jeff went through the "crime scene" tapes, into his home. According to one source, he asked Jennifer and Amanda to remain in his truck.  He returned to the truck after 15 minutes.  Another version of the return has all three going into the home for a few minutes.
11:42 p.m. MSP Detective Herbert Leighton completed his search of Jeffrey Marshall's home.  Total search time: 2 hours, 35 minutes.
11:45 p.m. MSP Detective Herbert Leighton interviewed Jeff Marshall at Jeff's home about items seized during voluntary search, and Jeff signs receipt.  Det. Leighton also asked Jeff about the "Wendy's napkin" with a stain and about the Spaghetti-O's in the sink.
11:59 p.m. Chad Evans went to his home and put his dog, Kato, into the kennel and took Kassidy's kitten with him.  There was a police officer present and he allowed Chad only to open the door to let the animals out. Subsequently, until 15 November, he and his parents and sister, Nicole, resided with Chad's friend, Bruce Aube. During that time, the police had full control of Chad's home and spent many hours searching for evidence and taking photographs.
12 midnight Jeff Marshall, Jennifer Bortner Conley and Amanda Bortner went to the Anchorage Inn in Portsmouth for the night. The motel bill had one "long distance call" for 115 minutes to 603-332-2379, a phone number belonging to Chad Evans' close friend, Bruce Aube. This was one of the calls that night/early morning between Amanda and Chad.
   
10 Nov., Friday Celebration of Veterans Day, which was officially on Saturday.
 2:10 a.m. Tristan Evans went to Chad's home to put the dog, Kato, into the garage because of the rain.
  Amanda picked up her new contact lenses from Dr. Daniel Roy in Sanford.
  A Search warrant was obtained for a search of Chad Evans home.
 9 a.m. The initial autopsy of Kassidy's body began, and continued until 2:45 p.m.
 9:45 a.m. MSP Detectives Jeffrey Smith and Lance McCleish interviewed Jennifer Bortner Conley at the Kittery Police Dept. The INTERVIEW  ended at 10:30 a.m.
11:40 a.m. Kittery Police Detective Steve Hamel and Maine State Police Detective Scott Harakles conduct second interview with Jeff Marshall. At the Kittery Police Dept.
 8:00 p.m. Police conduct initial search of Chad Evans home.
   
11 Nov., Saturday Veterans Day.
morning Chad called the Portsmouth office of the law firm of Sisti and Twomey, one of the law firms recommended by a friend at work.  Chad remembers being surprised when attorney Alan Cronheim answered the phone, on a day off for most people.  They scheduled an appointment for Chad to come to his office later that day.
11:05 a.m A one-minute call was made from Chad's home phone to Paul and Jacqueline Conley's in Buckfield, Maine. Chad was calling for Amanda.  See Selected Discovery Phone Pages, page 2496, 2488.
11:06 a.m. A 15-minute call was made from Chad's home phone to Paul and Jacqueline Conley's in Buckfield, Maine. Chad talked with Amanda, including perhaps, the plans for Chad to pickup Amanda at the State Police barracks the next day, after Amanda's interview with Angela Blodgett.  See Selected Discovery Phone Pages, page 2496, 2488.
 1:36 p.m. From his home phone, Chad Evans called the senior manager of Colley-McCoy, Peter Napoli, at his home, to discuss Chad's situation. They agreed to meet early the next week. See below, "Monday, approx."  See Selected Discovery Phone Pages, page 2496, 2488.
 7:05 p.m. Jeff Marshall called Maine State Police Detective Jeffrey Linscott to advise that he, Jeff, had secretly taped a conversation on this day among himself, Amanda Bortner and Jennifer Bortner Conley, at the home of Amanda and Jennifer's parents in Buckfield, Maine. See Transcript of Recording. 
   
12 Nov., Sunday  
 6:30 p.m. Amanda Bortner had her third police interview with Maine State Police Detectives Angela Blodgett and Jeffrey Linscott. The location was the Maine State Police Troop B Barracks in Gray, Maine.  Prior to the interview, she had called Chad Evans and wanted to see him, so Chad and his sister, Nicole Harvey, and her husband, Brandon Harvey, and Chad's friend, Bruce Aube, drove to Gray in two cars to meet Amanda and bring her home.
   
13 Nov., Monday  
10:00 a.m. MSP Detective Lance McCleish attended a briefing at the Kittery Police Dept. regarding the investigation of the death of Kassidy Bortner.
 4:20 p.m. Jeff Marshall gave to Maine State Police Det. Jeff Linscott the tape recorded conversation among Jeff Marshall, Amanda Bortner and Jennifer Bortner Conley. (see "11 November," above.)
 approx. Around this time, Chad Evans met with Peter Napoli, a senior manager at Colley McCoy. As a loyal employee Chad did not want the names of McDonald's or Colley McCoy to be dragged into his case, so he asked for, and was given, a leave of absence, without pay.
   
14 Nov., Tuesday  
11:30 a.m. Polygraph examination scheduled for Jeff Marshall. He arrived at the Alfred, Maine State Police barracks for the examination, but then declined to take the exam. At his deposition in his civil lawsuit against Chad Evans in 2004, Jeff Marshall explained at pages 46-51 why he decided against taking the polygraph exam, after talking with police and a friend, Ron Donnell. He concluded, "To me, it wasn't a big deal. You know, I'll take the test."  See his 20 July 2004 Deposition.
 1:30 p.m. Second session of autopsy for Kassidy Bortner's body conducted, and completed at 2:30 p.m.
 5:57 p.m. Chet Evans, father of Chad Evans, called Jacqueline Conley in Buckfield, Maine.  Probably about funeral arrangements for Kassidy.  3 minutes. See Selected Discovery Phone Pages, page 2529, 2598.
 6:01 p.m. Chet Evans, father of Chad Evans, called Jacqueline Conley in Buckfield, Maine. Probably about funeral arrangements for Kassidy. 7 minutes. See Selected Discovery Phone Pages, page 2529, 2598.
 8:55 p.m. A call was made from the home of Chet Evans in Keene, NH, to Cathy Nuernberg, friend of Amanda Bortner, in San Antonio, Texas. 6 minutes. See Selected Discovery Phone Pages, page 2529, 2598.
   
15 Nov., Wednesday  
10:00 a.m. MSP Detective Lance McCleish attended a briefing at the Kittery Police Dept. regarding the investigation of the death of Kassidy Bortner.
11:15 a.m. MSP Detective Jeffrey Linscott and NHSP Detective John Marasco conduct second interview with Bruce Aube.  They advised him that providing a place for Chad and his family to stay would be putting him, Bruce, in jeopardy. They ask for help in obtaining a document which Amanda had written.  Bruce returned to his home and asked Chad and his family to leave.
  Amanda Donnell of Somersworth, NH saw Amanda Bortner, whom she knew, and Chad Evans in a cash register line at TJ Maxx and called them, to their faces, "baby killers." Later, she contacted the police to advise of her exchange with Amanda and Chad. The KITTERY POLICE REPORT said that Donnell's observation was "two days prior to Evans' arrest," but Chad's Gold Card  reflects purchases at TJ Maxx in Somersworth for $209.95 on the 15th. Amanda and Chad were purchasing clothes for Kassidy's body for burial. Chad paid for the purchases.  [In an unrelated matter, Foster's Daily Democrat reported in its December 5, 2000 issue that Amanda Donnell had been granted bail in a felony charge of assault on a woman in Portsmouth the previous September 15. See "Somersworth woman granted bail in assault" .]
 7:16 p.m. From Chad Evans's home phone, Amanda Bortner called her friend, Melissa Chick, in Sanford. 3 minutes.  See Selected Discovery Phone Pages, page 2496.
 11:26 p.m. From Chad Evans's home phone, Amanda Bortner called her friend, Melissa Chick, in Sanford. 1 minute. As it was late, they likely agreed to talk in the morning.  See Selected Discovery Phone Pages, page 2496.
   
16 Nov., Thursday  
 7:46 a.m. From Chad Evans's home phone, Amanda Bortner called her friend, Melissa Chick, in Sanford. 38 minutes.  See Selected Discovery Phone Pages, page 2496.
 9:08 a.m. From Chad Evans's home phone, Amanda Bortner called her friend, Melissa Chick, in Sanford. 1 minute.  See Selected Discovery Phone Pages, page 2496.
 9:30 a.m. MSP Detective Lance McCleish attended a briefing at the Kittery Police Dept. regarding the investigation of the death of Kassidy Bortner.
10:00 a.m. From Chad Evans's home phone, Amanda Bortner called her employer, Old Navy. Possibly, it was to resign from her job.  2 minutes.  See Selected Discovery Phone Pages, page 2496.
12:25 p.m. Amanda Bortner went to the Kittery Police Station with her friend, Melissa Chick, and Amanda had her fourth police interview, with Maine State Police Detective Angela Blodgett and New Hampshire State Police Detective James White.  The 30 minute interview ended at 12:55. Amanda signed the ad hoc AUTHORIZATION  releasing Kassidy's body to the Andrews funeral home.
 1:15 p.m. Jeff Marshall re-enacted for the police his administration of CPR to the stomach of Kassidy Bortner on 9 November.  The re-enactment was videotaped so that doctors, and the Maine State Medical Examiner could evaluate his efforts, and consider whether any of the bruising to Kassidy resulted.
 afternoon Melissa Chick and Amanda returned to Chad's home in Rochester and then they and Chad went shopping at the Fox Run Mall in Newington, NH, for burial shoes and a doll for Kassidy.  Chad paid for the items at Filene's and perhaps another store, and Melissa and Amanda drove the items to the Andrews Funeral Home in Buckfield.  Amanda then returned to Chad's home that evening and they went for a drive. Amanda told Chad that the police didn't think it was good for her to continue to see Chad.
 2:00 p.m. Jeff Marshall has his third interview. MSP Dectectives Scott Harkales and Jeff Linscott did not ask him about his refusal two days earlier to take the scheduled polygraph examination. [Disc. 1626-1682]
 8:54 p.m. The police came Chad Evans' home to arrest him. From the Rochester "Police Log" in the Rochester Times was this short note, "8:54 p.m. Chad Emery Evans, 29, is charged with the manslaughter of an infant." Answering the door was his father, Chet Evans. Said Chad to the arresting officer, New Hampshire State Trooper, William Graham, "This is bullshit." [Evidence page 230] Also at Chad's home at the time were his mother, Pam and sister Nicole, and Amanda Bortner. Chad took a few seconds to write a short NOTE to his family, saying, "I love you guys. w/ all my heart.  Be strong. We will make it, I hope." 
 9:00 p.m. Chad Evans' home was searched again. This time police searched specifically for items which may have caused the minute marks on Kassidy's feet. Brushes and other items were seized, but nothing was determined to have caused the minute marks.
 9:06 p.m. From Chad Evans's home phone, Amanda Bortner called her friend, Cathy Nuernberg, in San Antonio, Texas. 1 minute.  See Selected Discovery Phone Pages, page 2496.
after 9:06 p.m. After Chad's arrest, Amanda went to Tracey Foley's home in Springvale, Maine for the evening and overnight.
 9:55 p.m. Alan Cronheim, attorney for Chad Evans, called Rochester Police Dept. and sought to speak with his client, and sought to preclude the police from interviewing Chad Evans. The police began an interview with Chad Evans anyway, but stopped when Chad declined to participate further on advice of his lawyer.
10:48 p.m. Alan Cronheim called again, to advise his client not to speak with the police.  Cronheim spoke with Sgt. Anne Brideau.
11:04 p.m. Sgt. Brideau gave Chad Evans Alan Cronheim's phone number and allowed him to use phone to call his attorney.
11:05 p.m. NHSP Sgt. Russell Conte and MSP Detective Jeff Linscott began an interview with Chad Evans.  He said that he would like to talk with them, but had been advised by his attorney not to do so, without him being present, and that his attorney was driving to the station.  INTERVIEW concluded at 11:11 p.m.
   
17 Nov., Friday  
  New Hampshire COMPLAINT  against Chad Evans for Manslaughter "for causing Kassidy's death by inflicting blunt force injury to her head."
  Tracey Foley traveled to London.  Cathy Nuernberg arrived from Texas and she and Amanda stayed at Tracey's home Friday night.
  Chad Evans was arraigned and a probable cause hearing was scheduled for the following Wednesday, November 22 at 1:30 p.m.  He was held without bail, pending a bail hearing on Monday, November 20.
   
18 Nov., Saturday  
11:00 a.m. Memorial Service for Kassidy Bortner at the Andrews Funeral Home in Buckfield, Maine, near the home of her grandparents, Jacqueline Bortner Conley and Paul Conley.  Attending for the Evans family were Chad Evans' father, Chet, his brother Jason, and his sister, Nicole Evans Harvey and her husband, Brandon Harvey. Chad would have been there, but for his arrest and jailing.  For information about Kassidy's burial place see  www.findagrave.com. [Note:  "sponsorship" means the payment of a small fee, which eliminated advertising from the page.] See PHOTO OF GRAVESITE WITH STONE.  To visit her gravesite, see MAPQUEST MAPS for the Damon Cemetery at 149 North Buckfield Road, Buckfield, Maine and cemetery PLOT PLANS for plot 124 and "Conley."
  Amanda Bortner and her friend from teenage years in Sanford, Maine, Cathy Nuernberger, flew to Cathy's home in San Antonio, Texas.
   
19 Nov., Sunday  
 12:05 p.m. A one-minute call was made to the home of Paul and Jacqueline Conley from the home of Bruce and Michelle Truell, friends of Chad Evans.
   
20 Nov., Monday  
  Bail was set by Judge Franklin Jones in Rochester District Court at $100,000 ($50,000 on the manslaughter charge, and $50,000 for violation of probation) with a condition that he have no contact with the victim's family, including Kassidy's mother, Amanda Bortner. 
   
21 Nov., Tuesday  
  At 9:30 a.m. Amanda Bortner called MSP Detective Angela Blodgett with the recollection "that on or about 10/31/00, Kassidy fell forward in her car and hit her head on the back of the driver seat in Amanda's vehicle. This occurred because the belt holding Kassidy's car seat was not 'clicked all the way in' and Amanda had to hit her brakes suddenly to avoid a collision. Kassidy did not cry or seem injured after the incident." [Report by Det. Angela Blodgett. Evid p. 45.][See, above, 31 Oct.]
   
22 Nov., Wednesday  
  Wednesday. The probable cause hearing for Chad Evans was originally scheduled for this date, but it was postponed to December 4.
 approx. Chad Evans's lawyer, Mark Sisti, had plea bargaining discussions with the prosecution and made he communicated an offer to Chad for pleading guilty to manslaughter in return for a less-than-maximum prison sentence. Chad's response to Mark was, "I'm not taking a plea bargain for something I didn't do."
  Chad was released on bail was provided through "Denis Bail Bonds" of Raymond, NH, with website www.denisbailbonds.com.
  Two probation officers, Callaghan and Cormier, visited Chad at his home and asked him about the ammunition which was found in his basement during the search on November 16.  Ronald Cormier's REPORT of the visit stated that Chad "stated that it was his and that he had forgotten that it was there."
  Chad continued work on his 10 page single-spaced LETTER TO HIS ATTORNEYS  to describe his life with Amanda and Kassidy. He gave it to them by the end of November.
   
23 November Thursday. Thanksgiving Day.
  Chad had Thanksgiving Dinner at his home with his parents, brother Jason and sister, Nicole, and her husband, Brandon Harvey.  Also there were Chad's best friends, Jeremy Hinton and Bruce Aube, and Bruce's girlfriend, Jessica Edmands.
   
25 November Saturday. Chad Evans had an appointment with his chiropractor, Dr. Michael T. Clark of Rochester.
   
14 December A Strafford County, New Hampshire Grand Jury issued multiple indictments and "Information" against Chad Evans for second degree murder of Kassidy Bortner and multiple counts of second degree assault against Kassidy Bortner and one count of simple assault against Amanda Bortner. See also, New Hampshire Dept. of Justice 15 December 2000 Press Release, "Murder Indictments Brought In Connection With Death Of Rochester Child"
18 December Monday, around midnight.  Amanda Bortner returned to New England from San Antonio, and was met at Boston's Logan Airport by New Hampshire State Police Sergeant James White and Maine State Police Sergeant Susan Forey, who took her to Concord, New Hampshire to a motel, in preparation for her interview the following morning with Sergeant James White.
19 December Amanda Bortner met with Assistant Attorney General N. William Delker and with Asst. Atty. General Christopher Carter, but not joined by Sergeant White.  Afterwards, she was interviewed by New Hampshire State Police Sergeant James White, at the Office of the New Hampshire Attorney General in Concord, New Hampshire. The interview was from 10:00 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. They were joined by Allison Vachon, of the Victim/Witness Advocate office in the Attorney General's office. That interview was summarized by Sergeant White, but was not recorded. Afterwards, Sgt. White drove Amanda to Springvale, Maine to pick up her car.
   
2001  
January 2001  
 2 January Chad Evans arraigned on the charge of second degree murder.
 8 January Probable cause hearing rescheduled for this date.
 15-28 Jan Amanda Bortner traveled again to Texas, after Chad paid for her ticket.  Again living in San Antonio, Texas, she worked these two weeks at the International House of Pancakes on Wurzbach Road. Shortly thereafter, she returned to New Hampshire.  Later in 2001, she traveled a third time to Texas, after selling her car to friends of Chad.  Upon her return from Texas from that third trip, Chad and friends met her at Logan Airport.
February 2001  
 4 February Sunday.  Kassidy Bortner would have been two years old on this day.
 5 February Monday. The hearing regarding the state's motion to revoke Chad's probation, and send him to jail, for the alleged probation violations of having ammunition in his home and being arrested, was postponed to an undetermined date. Later, it was scheduled for April 5. See below.
   
Jan-Apr 2001 Amanda went to San Antonio, Texas twice in 2001, after her single trip in November/December 2000, after Kassidy's funeral.  While in Texas, she sought counseling, and her counselor advised her to write her story, and she wrote, "My Life Story," a REDACTED COPY of which is Linked here.  Chad's attorneys later gave copies to Judge Nadeau and the prosecutors and Amanda's own attorney, Patricia Wiberg, on December 5, 2001, at Chad's trial, just before Amanda's testimony.
   
   
March 2001  
 5 March Monday. A preliminary pre-trial scheduling conference was to be held on this day, but it was postponed due to excessive snow, until Friday, 23 March.
23 March Friday. Monday. A preliminary pre-trial scheduling conference was to be held on this day, but it was postponed until Monday, 7 May.
28 March The Maine legislature's Judiciary Committee held a public hearing to consider a bill which would strengthen requirements to report abuse of children and adults.
April 2001  
 4 April Matthew Coughlin, of the U.S. ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms) wrote a LETTER to Kevin _____ to document a call he received from Jenna Sunderland of the Strafford County Domestic Violence Project about Chad's gun violation and possession of ammunition.  Coughlin contacted the Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark Howard, apparently to explore possible Federal charges, but Howard said it would be "Petit Policy," or not worth the trouble.
 5 April Judge Franklin Jones of Rochester District Court, scheduled trials on the claims by the State of New Hampshire that Chad Evans had violated the terms of his probation in his assault case arising from the domestic violence against his former wife, Tristan.  The trial for the allegation of probation violation due to the possession of ammunition was scheduled for  19 July 2001.  The trial for probation violation due to the arrest and indictment for "manslaughter" was to be tried by 20 January 2002, i.e. after the Superior Court trial on the substantive charges.
May 2001  
June 2001  
 6 June Posing as a friend of Chad Evans, New Hampshire State Police Sgt. Peter Riesenberg conducted undercover surveillance on Chad Evans and visited his place of employment, Domino's Pizza, in Keene, NH. Then he followed cars to Chad's parents' home.  See REPORT
 7 June New Hampshire State Police Sgt. James White conducts surveillance on Chad Evans and watches him emerge from his lawyers' offices and then watches him arrive at Family Strength, the social service agency where Chad visits with his son, Kyle and stepson, Brent. See REPORT
10 June Amanda Bortner decided to plead "Not Guilty" to the two counts of child endangerment, and to seek a trial. 
18 June "Kassidy Bortner bill" was signed by Governor Angus King as Chapter 345 of the laws of 2001 in Maine. It required that caretakers report child abuse, and imposed stronger penalties for failing to report. The effective date is 21 September 2001. The name of the law is "An Act to Protect Children and Incapacitated or Dependent Adults"
July 2001  
 July Amanda Bortner started a job at Pizza Hut in Brattleboro, Vermont.
 3-4 July Nine New Hampshire State Troopers conduct surveillance "in an attempt to place Evans with Amanda Bortner, a violation of Evans' bail conditions."  After a party at 10 p.m. Chad Evans was pulled over for an "obstructed license plate."  See REPORT. Also see 2nd REPORT.
 4 July Wednesday. Chad Evans attended wedding of Diane Robinson in Greenland or Stratham.
 7 July Chad Evans attends birthday party for his son, Kyle, at Chad's parents in Keene, NH.
11 July Wednesday.  Second of four pre-trial hearings before Judge Nadeau.  Defense attorney Alan Cronheim petition the court to sequester the jury during the trial.
11 July Wednesday. Judge Tina Nadeau decided to appoint an attorney to represent Amanda Bortner, at the request of Amanda Bortner.
18 July Scheduling order from the Superior Court.  Pre-trial conference scheduled for 15 November by which time Discovery was to have been completed, and the two sides exchanged witness and exhibit lists. Jury selection was scheduled for 27 November and trial scheduled for the week of 26 November.
August 2001  
  A fire at Amanda's and Chad's, campsite/living site in Vermont destroyed many photographs of Kassidy, and of Amanda, Chad and Kassidy together. See LIST of photos which are now not available or missing, most of which were in that fire.
10 August A hearing was scheduled for this date to consider the alleged probation violation due to the finding of ammunition at Chad Evans' home during the searches of his home the previous November.  This hearing was postponed to Friday, 7 September.
17 August Friday. A Strafford County Grand Jury considered the prosecutor's allegations that Chad Evans and Amanda Bortner were seeing each other and communicating with each other, despite a condition of Chad Evans' bail that he have no such contact. Friends of Chad and Amanda who were thought to know about, or facilitate, such contacts were subpoenaed to appear before the Grand Jury.  There were also allegations of Chad Evans' tampering with a witness, i.e. Amanda Bortner, the woman he loved.  At Chad's trial in December, his attorney, Alan Cronheim made the point to NH State Police Sergeant James White that the police spent more time trying to catch Chad and Amanda together than they spent trying to determine what happened to Kassidy.
19 August Sunday. Amanda Bortner was arrested on a charge of transporting alcohol as a minor.  On this day, she was 20 years and approximately 8 months old.
20 August Monday. The Strafford County Grand Jury continued its consideration of Chad Evans' alleged violation of bail conditions and alleged tampering with a witness.
21 August Tuesday. The Strafford County Grand Jury completed its consideration of Chad Evans' alleged violation of bail conditions and alleged tampering with a witness.
21 August Chad Evans' bail revoked for violation of the condition that he not have contact with Amanda Bortner. Chad was jailed at the Strafford County Jail until his November trial.
23 August The Rochester District Court DENIED Chad's Motion to Vacate his March 24, 2000 guilty pleas, on the grounds that he was not advised that he would barred from future possession of weapons or ammunition.
September 2001  
14 September Friday. At the third pre-trial status conference for NH vs. Chad Evans, defense counsel Mark Sisti said he was looking forward to the November trial in Strafford County. There would be no request for a change of venue.
21 September The "Kassidy Bortner bill," Chapter 345 of the laws of 2001 in Maine, became effective on this date. It required that caretakers report child abuse, and imposed stronger penalties for failing to report. It was signed on 18 June by Governor Angus King. The name of the law is "An Act to Protect Children and Incapacitated or Dependent Adults"
October 2001  
 1 October Jeff Marshall and Jennifer Bortner moved to different home on Rogers Road, Kittery.   Will Peirce, then did some remodeling on the apartment at 51 Rogers Road.
31 October Travis Hunt met with investigator and prosecutor, primarily to discuss Travis' observations of Kassidy on Wednesday, November 8. See Summary of interview of Travis Hunt by Det. Paul Callaghan, AAG's Will Decker and Simon Brown.)
31 October ~ Prosecutors met with Crystal Martin to review prospective testimony. She insisted that when she bathed Kassidy "2-3 weeks before Kassidy's death" (See entry for 8 October, 2000, above) there were no bruises on Kassidy. Crystal was not called by the prosecution to testify, and Chad's defense team did not interview her. (This date is estimated, as it was the day that the prosecutors met with Travis Hunt. See above.)
23 October New Hampshire Attorney General offered Amanda Bortner immunity from prosecution in return for her "cooperation" during prosecution of Chad Evans. 
November 2001  
 2 November AAG William Delker faxed an unsigned copy of the "Cooperation Agreement" to Amanda Bortner's attorney, Patricia Wiberg. AAG Delker wrote, "I'm sorry it didn't go thru. Here it is again."
 5 November Amanda Bortner met with Asst. Attorney General William Delker after signing the immunity agreement of 23 October 2001, and the state declined to complete the agreement claiming that Amanda was not cooperating and being truthful.
 5 November Chad Evans trial start date, with motions, without jury.
 6 November The State of New Hampshire filed the first of two "Information's" with the Strafford County Superior Court alleging that Amanda Bortner committed the crime of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, "between approximately November 8, 2000 and November 9, 2000",... "in that, Bortner knowingly endangered the welfare of her daughter Kassidy Bortner, age 21 months, by purposely violating a duty of care or protection which she owed to Kassidy.
  Knowing that Kassidy had sustained severe facial bruising and was ill, Bortner violated her duty of care or protection to Kassidy by failing to seek proper medical treatment for Kassidy's injuries. On November 9, 2000, without taking any steps to seek medical treatment for Kassidy, Bortner dropped Kassidy off at the babysitter's residence.  Kassidy died later that day of injuries inflicted before Bortner dropped Kassidy off at the babysitter's residence.
" The second  "Information" stated "that between approximately August 1, 2000 and November 8, 2000, at
Rochester, NH, [Amanda Bortner] did commit the crime of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, RSA 639:3 in that, Bortner knowingly endangered the welfare of her daughter Kassidy Bortner, age 21 months, by purposely violating a duty of care or protection which she owed to
Kassidy.
   While Bortner and Kassidy lived with Chad Evans, Evans inflicted bodily injury to Kassidy. Evans bruised Kassidy's body and/or fractured her bones by repeatedly grabbing Kassidy by the face, throat, arms, and legs and by propelling Kassidy into the walls of the home, causing Kassidy to strike the walls. Knowing of Evans' abuse, Bortner violated her duty of care or protection to Kassidy by failing to seek proper medical treatment for Kassidy's injuries and by failing to take steps to
protect Kassidy from Evans' abuse
."
12 November Asst. Attorneys General Will Delker and Simon Brown wrote a letter to Chad Evans's attorneys to advise that they had met with Amanda Bortner and that they found seven discrepancies between her statements to the police and what she told them about how she would testify at their November 5 meeting. Given the discrepancies, the State had declined to sign the immunity agreement.  (A copy of that letter has not been yet located. It's noted here from the reference to it during the first day of Amanda Bortner's trial, at page 68.)
15 November Thursday. Amanda Bortner arraigned on two counts of child endangerment. The first count was for endangering the welfare of a child between August 1 and November 8, 2000. The second count was for the period November 8-9, 2000. She was jailed for one or two nights, until she raised the $5,000 bail with the assistance of members of her church. See NHSP Sgt James White report of his discussion with Bail Commissioner Mike Mone about the two men who brought $5,000 cash to Mr. Mone and who told him that Amanda would be staying upon her release with Nicole and Brandon Harvey, the sister and brother-in-law of Chad Evans.
15 November Thursday. At the conclusion of the arraignment and bail setting for Amanda Bortner, Chad Evans came into the same court for his own pre-trial hearing and sat in the defense chair just vacated by Amanda Bortner.
27 November Tuesday. Further pre-trial proceedings in New Hampshire vs. Chad Evans. Four jurors were selected.
28 November Further pre-trial proceedings in New Hampshire vs. Chad Evans.  Four additional jurors were selected for a total of eight.
   
December 2001  
 2 December Sunday. Deposition of Dr. Michael Baden, defense expert.
 3 December Monday. Jury selection continued. Four remaining jurors.
 4 December Tuesday. Trial of Chad Evans begins with jury seating of the jury. The jury was taken on a "view" of relevant sites including the homes of Jeff Marshall and Chad Evans. Witnesses: Jacqueline Conley and Kittery Police Dept. Detective Steven Hamel.
 5 December Wednesday. Witnesses: Steven Hamel (continued), Dr. Anthony Bock (York Hospital) and Amanda Bortner.
 6 December Thursday. Witnesses: Amanda Bortner (continued), New Hampshire State Police Sergeant, James White and Jeff Marshall.
 7 December Friday. Witnesses: Jeff Marshall (continued), Patricia Hocter of the New Hampshire Division of Children Youth and Families, Joshua Bortner Conley, Jennifer Bortner Conley, and William Peirce, neighbor of Jeff Marshall.
10 December Monday. Witnesses: Heather Hamilton, manager of Perfumania, employer of Jennifer Bortner Conley; Melissa Chick, friend of Amanda Bortner; Tracey Foley, friend of Amanda Bortner; Jeremy Hinton, friend of Chad Evans; Vanessa Mansson, friend of Chad Evans; Cory Merrill, fellow inmate of Chad Evans; Tristan Wentworth Evans, former wife of Chad Evans.
11 December Tuesday. Witnesses: Tristan Wentworth Evans (Continued); Cory Merrill; Shannon Gagne, friend of Amanda Bortner; Travis Hunt, housemate of Chad Evans and Amanda Bortner; Irene Ricci, friend of Travis Hunt; and Herbert Leighton, Maine State Police detective.
12 December Wednesday. Witnesses: Cathy Nuernberg, friend of Amanda Bortner, New Hampshire State Police Detective William Magee, Mary Bullard, friend of Chad Evans and Amanda Bortner, Maine State Police Detective Lance McCleish.
13 December Thursday. Witnesses: Lance McCleish (Continued); Dr. Margaret Greenwald, Maine State Medical Examiner. The prosecution rested its case.
14 December Friday. No witnesses. Arguments made to Judge Tina Nadeau about proposed content of jury instructions.
15 December Saturday.  There was an altercation at the Strafford County Jail involving Chad Evans. Another inmate was taken to Wentworth-Douglass hospital for examination and treatment.  See the Dec. 17 article in the Portsmouth Herald"Chad Evans involved in jail fight", and the similar article on the same day in Foster's Daily Democrat, "Inmate injured in fight with Evans".
17 December Monday. Witness: Dr. Michael Baden, pathologist. The defense rested its case. Prosecution rebuttal witness was Dr. John O'Connor, pathologist. Judge Nadeau granted a defense motion to dismiss the First Degree Assault charge, relating to an alleged broken arm, on the grounds of insufficient evidence.  After the day's testimony, Dr. Baden talked with Chad Evans' brother, Jason, and said, "I know your brother did not murder that baby."
18 December Tuesday. Charge to the jury. Selection of three of the 15 jurors as alternates, who were then excused from deliberations. Jury began deliberations at 12:59 p.m.
20 December Thursday. One juror was replaced in the morning by an Alternate juror, and Judge Nadeau ordered the jury to begin deliberations anew.
21 December Friday. Jury returns at 4 p.m. with a Guilty verdict on the charge of Second Degree Murder and on five Second Degree Assault charges for squeezing Kassidy's face, and one Simple Assault charge for the assault against Amanda, and one count of Child Endangerment. He was found Not Guilty on one of the Second Degree Assault charges for squeezing Kassidy's face, for the period of 10/1-10/8, and Not Guilty for the remaining First Degree Assault charge for the alleged fracturing of Kassidy's left leg.
   
 2002  
January 2002  
  Around this time, as Chad sought the services of private investigators and attorneys, he prepared timelines for what he knew of November 8 and 9.  The TIMELINES  are attached, with two pages for the period of 1 p.m. to midnight of November 8, and four pages for the period of 5 a.m. to midnight of November 9.
 1 January The front page "2001 IN RETROSPECT" story of the Foster's Daily Democrat had twelve photos for the important stories for each month, and the photo of Amanda Bortner was the November choice.
 1 January Effective on this day, the NH Sentence Review Board was authorized to hear prosecutors' appeals, seeking increases in lengths and severity of sentences. Previously, only defendants had such a right of appeal.
15 January Tuesday. At a pre-trial status conference for Amanda Bortner's trial, Assistant Attorneys General N. William Delker and Simon Brown decided to have another Asst. A.G. prosecute Amanda Bortner, as she was a state's witness in the case against Chad Evans which they prosecuted.
February 2002  
 4 February Kassidy Bortner would have been three years old on this day.
March 2002  
April 2002  
16 April Judge Tina Nadeau sentenced Chad Evans to 28 years-to-life for the second degree murder of Kassidy Bortner. The other sentences were to run concurrently, less the pre-trial confinement credit of 247 days.  He was transported to the New Hampshire State Prison in Concord the same day.
19 April The New Hampshire Attorney General applied to the Sentence Review Division to increase Chad Evans' sentence.
29 August In the early hours of the morning, Amanda Bortner, age 20 years and 8 months, is arrested for possession of alcohol in Epping, NH.
 4 October Friday. Amanda Bortner appears in Exeter, NH, District Court on charge of possession of alcohol as a minor.
24 October The Sentence Review Division denied the State's petition to increase Chad's sentence.
 7 November Final pretrial hearing for Amanda Bortner's trial for child endangerment. The trial was formally scheduled to begin with jury selection on 18 November.
18 November Monday. Day 1. Trial of Amanda Bortner for Child Endangerment begins: Jury Selection, Motion to Dismiss, and Court Ruling on Motion, Opening Statements by Prosecution and Defense.
19 November Tuesday. Day 2. Amanda Bortner Trial. Witnesses for the prosecution:  Jefferey Marshall, Detective Steve Hamel, Dr. Margaret Greenwald and Jennifer Bortner Conley.
20 November Wednesday. Day 3. Amanda Bortner Trial.  Witness for the prosecution: Jennifer Bortner Conley.
21 November Thursday. Day 4.  Amanda Bortner Trial. Witnesses for the prosecution: Heather Lavalley, Catherine Nuernberg, Tristan Evans, Melissa Chick, Tracey Foley, Amanda Donnell, MSP Detective Angela Blodgett.
22 November Friday. Day 5. Amanda Bortner Trial.  Witnesses for the prosecution: MSP Detective Angela Blodgett, NHSP Detective James White.
25 November Monday. Day 6. Amanda Bortner Trial.  The only witness for the Defendant: Travis Hunt.  Closing arguments by the prosecution and defense, and charge to the jury by the judge. The jury began its deliberations at 12:05 p.m.   The jury returned just two hours later with two guilty verdicts. Amanda Bortner was found guilty of two counts of child endangerment, for the periods August 1 - November 8, and November 8-9.
 9 December The John Walsh Show contacted Amanda Bortner to ask about her appearing on that show.
13 December New Hampshire State Police Detective James White comes to New Hampshire State Prison, and receives tapes of 26 hours of phone conversations between Amanda and Chad.
13 December The Portland Press Herald reported an anonymous gift to the Bruce Roberts Toy Fund, which had reached $55,560 for the year to date. "In loving memory of baby Kassidy Bortner who passed away in November, 2000 in Rochester, N.H. $25"
17-19 Dec. Pam Evans, Jason Evans and Amanda Bortner traveled by train to New York City for the taping of a segment for the John Walsh Show. (See, below, 22 January 2003.)
   
2003  
 3 January Monday. Trial of Amanda Bortner.  Sentencing Hearing Witnesses:  Jefferey Marshall, Janice M. Colby, Jennifer Bortner Conley, Kathy Jackson, Terry Kenny, Mandy Allard and the defendant, Amanda Bortner.  Amanda was sentenced to the maximum permitted by the governing statute: one year in the Stafford County Jail for each of the two counts of Child Endangerment. The sentences were to be served consecutively.  At the hearing, Will Peirce commented to Chad's father, Chet Evans, that he, Will, saw Kassidy on the morning that she died and she did not look as bad as was later described or photographed.
13 January The "Kassidy Bortner Child Protection Accountability Act" was introduced to the New Hampshire Legislature in Concord.  The bill's primary sponsor, Sen. Andre Martel of Manchester, were on hand along with Kassidy's grandmother, Jacqueline Conley, and Jack Lightfoot of Child and Family Services.
13 January Douglas Penney of the New Hampshire "Office of Cost Containment" wrote to Chad in prison saying that he must pay for legal expenses and the unpaid balance was $1,350. "Upon your release you must contact this office to discuss your intentions for settling this matter." (underlined in original) See LETTER
22 January Wednesday. Amanda Bortner appeared on the John Walsh Show on national television. Pam Evans, in the audience, was also interviewed by John Walsh. See the TRANSCRIPT  of the portion of the show devoted to Kassidy Bortner.  Listen to the AUDIOTAPE (.wma format).  The program was taped on 18 December 2002.  "Bortner told Walsh she was wrongfully convicted on two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and her boyfriend, Chad E. Evans, was wrongfully convicted of beating the toddler to death...." [Foster's Daily Democrat, 23 January, "Bortner still blames baby sitter"] 
 4 February Kassidy Bortner would have been four years old on this day.
 4 February Amanda Bortner is assaulted by another inmate in the Strafford County Jail.  The Dover, NH police chief, William Fenniman, "said that the assault caused severe bruises to Bortner's face and legs. Fenniman said that he did not believe that Bortner had to be treated by a physician." [Foster's Daily Democrat, 8 February 2003]
15 August Jeff Marshall filed a civil lawsuit against Chad Evans for slander, libel and intentional infliction of emotional distress, arising from the claims, allegedly by Chad Evans that Jeff Marshall caused the death of Kassidy Bortner. These same claims were made by Evans's attorney at his 2001 trial and by Amanda Bortner's attorney at her 2002 trial. As part of the lawsuit, Marshall filed a lien against Evans's home in Rochester, NH. Marshall's attorney, Stephen Brown said in a newspaper article, "I don't think there is anything worse in life than being accused of things we don't do."... "Alleging a person actually murdered someone and then publicizing that throughout the country, I don't know how you fix that... We'll see what we can do to clear his name." Brown said. [Foster's Daily Democrat 19 August 2003]
29 August The 'Bortner Bill' became law in New Hampshire.  See 23 July 2003 Union Leader article,  "Benson Signs Bortner Bill"  The bill was passed as CHAPTER 206 of the laws of 2003. See also, the 29 April 2008 Associated Press article by Norma Love, published in the Concord Monitor four years later,  "Child Advocates Laud State for Abuse Policy" where it was noted that, "So far, the New Hampshire law inspired by Kassidy's death has not been used. 'There haven't been child deaths that fit within this circumstance,' said Associate Health and Human Services Commissioner Nancy Rollins."
 6 November Oral argument of Chad Evans' direct appeal at the New Hampshire Supreme Court. N. William Delker presented the argument for the State, and David Rothstein, deputy chief appellate defender, presented the argument for Chad Evans. (See decison of court, below, at 30 December.
 5 December New Hampshire Supreme Court reversed the Sentencing Review Division's denial of the State's petitions to increase Chad Evan's, and two others' sentences.
30 December New Hampshire Supreme Court denied Chad Evans' appeal of his conviction of second degree murder and other crimes. See  OPINION at FindLaw.com. See also, the Report of Appeal Decision at 150 NH 416
  generally Whittier Law Journal of Child and Family Advocacy published article, by Patricia Weidler of Maine, "Parental Physical Discipline in Maine and New Hampshire: An Analysis of Two States' Approaches to Protecting Children from Parental Violence"
   
2004  
 2 February New Hampshire Supreme Court denied Amanda Bortner's appeal of her 2002 conviction for child endangement.
 4 February Kassidy Bortner would have been five years old on this day.
 8 April Chad Evans testifies in a deposition in the civil lawsuit filed against him by Jeff Marshall. (See above, 15 August 2003)
15 April Amanda Bortner was released from the Strafford County Jail.
30 June Chad Evans testifies in second session of his deposition in the civil lawsuit filed against him by Jeff Marshall. (See above, 15 August 2003)
20 July Jeff Marshall testifies in a deposition in the civil lawsuit he filed against Chad Evans. (See above, 15 August 2003)
 2 September Chad Evans's public attorneys filed a motion in Strafford Superior Court to dismiss the State's petition to the Sentence Review Division.
17 September Hearing before the Sentence Review Division, conducted at the State Prison. Alan Cronheim and Public Defender, Chris Johnson, represented Chad.  Amanda Bortner spoke on Chad's behalf.   Selected pages of Transcript  See post-hearing LETTER from Amanda Bortner, who attended the hearing and spoke there in support of Chad Evans, and against the proposed sentence increase.
   
2005  
12 January Amanda Bortner wrote an EMAIL to Harvard Law student Ericka Reinder to ask for help. In that email, Amanda described her police interviews and her statements to the police, "They said that they had medical and physical evidence and that's how they 'knew' Chad had killed my daughter. That shows you how much investigating they did to come up with a conclusion that fast. They tried their very best to convince me that he killed her. Finally they weren't getting what they wanted out of me so they went one step further. They said, 'Well Amanda, if Chad didn't kill her, did you kill your baby?' So at that point I was scared to death. I thought to myself if I don't tell them what they want to hear, I'm going to get charged with the murder of my daughter! So I just said yes to everything they asked. They said, 'What did he just throw her into walls?' And I said yes. 'Did he do this?' Yes, yes, yes. Not only did these lies incriminate Chad, they also incriminated myself. I was so distraught, full of fear, and anxiety. All I wanted to do was get out of there.
   This is something that does not matter in court. It is something that most people do not understand unless it happens to them or they've seen it happen.
"
20 January The civil case of Jeff Marshall vs Chad Evans (See above, 15 August 2003) was dismissed after the withdrawal of Marshall's attorney, Stephen Brown and Jeff Marshall's apparent decision not to continue with the case either pro se or with another attorney.
 4 February Kassidy Bortner would have been six years old on this day.
31 March Jeff Marshall purchased a home in Eliot, Maine and he and Jennifer Bortner Conley moved there.
19 April The Strafford Superior Court ruled in a Declaratory Judgment that if the Sentence Review Division increased Chad Evans' sentence, then he could appeal that ruling to the New Hampshire Supreme Court.
26 April After a hearing at which Amanda Bortner testified on behalf of Chad, the Sentence Review Board issued a decision which "imposed a sentence of five to ten years in prison on one count of second-degree assault, consecutive to the sentence of twenty-eight years to life for second-degree murder. It imposed an additional ten-to-thirty-year sentence on another count of second-degree assault, consecutive to each of those sentences. It left the remaining sentences unchanged. Thus, the division increased the petitioner’s minimum term of imprisonment from twenty-eight to forty-three years." (Summary from NH Supreme Court OPINION of September 6, 2006.)
19 December Chad Evans' public attorney, Deputy Chief Public Defender, David Rothstein, filed an appeal of the Sentence Review Division 15-year increase in Chad's minimum sentence on the grounds that the application of the Sentencing Review statute was unconstitutional because it became effective after the crimes for which Chad was convicted.
   
2006  
 4 February Kassidy Bortner would have been seven years old on this day.
10 February Sale of Chad Evans' house in Rochester for $185,000, but that money paid the mortgage and his debts for legal fees. By this time, the once prosperous, up-and-coming $70,000 a year McDonald's manager was penniless.  He had lost the woman he loved, and his career and free contact with friends and family, and the ability to share in the raising his son as a free man.
 6 September New Hampshire Supreme Court denied Chad Evans petition to strike down the Sentence Review Board's decision to add 15 years to Chad's sentence of 28 years to life. Thus, his sentence remained as 43 years-to-life.
   
2007  
 4 February Kassidy Bortner would have been eight years old on this day.
May and June Chad Evans contacted the well-known pathologist, Dr. Cyril Wecht for his opinion about the case, and the manner of Kassidy's death. Dr. Wecht sent Chad his OPINION letter on May 24, and Chad responded with further questions in a LETTER of June 24.  Dr. Wecht quickly responded with his LETTER of June 28.
 8 June Amanda Bortner married Craig Chaffee.
year long In 2007, New Hampshire had 2,615 inmates in its prisons, according to a STUDY by the New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies.
   
2008  
25 January Private investigator Ron Rice interviewed Amanda Bortner, who denied that Chad had harmed Kassidy in any way.  Amanda said that Chad never touched Kassidy in a way which she didn't approve. See INTERVIEW.
 4 February Kassidy Bortner would have been nine years old on this day.
12 February Private Investigator Ronald Rice interviewed Amanda's friend, Shannon Gagne, by telephone. He followed up with a REPORT LETTER   to Chad's father on February 13.
 6 December Chad Evans is recognized as "facilitator" in workshop "Forgiveness One Day," conducted through the Alternatives to Violence Project of Peterborough, NH. See Letter of Recognition.
   
2009  
 4 February Kassidy Bortner would have been 10 years old on this day.
29 May

On May 29, 2009 the New Hampshire Supreme Court overturned Joshua Shepard's three negligent Homicide convictions. Citing the Chad Evans appeal of 2003, the court overturned Shepard's convictions because the evidence did not warrant assigning criminal liability to an accidental fatal accident.  The court said,

"To prevail upon his challenge to the sufficiency of the evidence, the defendant must prove that no rational trier of fact, viewing all of the evidence and all reasonable inferences from it in the light most favorable to the State, could have found guilt beyond a reasonable doubt." STATE VS EVANS, 150 N.H. 416, 424 (2003). "When the evidence is solely circumstantial, it must exclude all rational conclusions except guilt. Id. Under this standard, however, we still consider the evidence in the light most favorable to the State and examine each evidentiary item in context, not in isolation." Id. [emphasis added] STATE VS. JOSHUA SHEPARD

20 June Chad prepares "KYLES MERIT BADGE TO MANHOOD" for his son, Kyle, shortly before Kyle's 12th birthday. Included is Chad's LETTER to Kyle.
 9 December Chet Evans, father of Chad, called Morrison Bonpasse, after Chad had read the 22 November ARTICLE  in the Boston Herald about Morrison's work with the Alfred Trenkler case.
   
2010  
 4 February Kassidy Bortner would have been 11 years old on this day.
27 February Website  www.chadevanswronglyconvicted.org created with "under construction" page.
24 March First meeting of the Chad Evans Wrongly Convicted Committee, in Swanzey, New Hampshire. Chad's LETTER to the committee was read by his mother, Pam, to the committee. See, also, CHAD'S LETTER rekeyed in WORD.
21 April Adam Tuttle, a former inmate at the Strafford County Jail in 2000, when Chad was there, and a former inmate with Chad at the New Hampshire State Prison, wrote a LETTER to Morrison Bonpasse, in which he stated his belief in Chad's innocence.
28 April Second meeting of the Chad Evans Wrongly Convicted Committee, in Keene, New Hampshire.
26 May Third meeting of the Chad Evans Wrongly Convicted Committee, in Keene, New Hampshire.
 3 June The U.S. District Court denied Chad Evans' constitutional challenge to the 15-year increase in his sentence by the Sentence Review Division of the New Hampshire court system. See COURT'S OPINION
16 June Chad Evans applied to the U.S. Court of Appeals for a Certificate of Appealability of the U.S. District Court's decision. See the MOTION.
20 July The First Circuit Court of Appeals approved Chad's Certificate of Appealability in part. See the Court's ORDER.
26 July Chad Evans took a Voice Stress Analysis lie detector test in a room at the New Hampshire State Prison. (See below, 15 November 2010, for report of successful result.)
29 July Chad Evans, through his attorney, David Rothstein, Deputy Chief Appellate Defender, Appellate Defender Program, filed an APPEAL of the U.S. District Court's Summary Judgment with the First Circuit.
25 August Wednesday. Meeting of the Chad Evans Wrongly Convicted Committee. Pam Evans read a NOTE  from Chad expressing his gratitude for the fundraising efforts of the committee. See, also, REKEYED WORD copy of NOTE.
29 September The inaugural meeting of the Seacoast Chapter of the Chad Evans Wrongly Convicted Committee was held in Rochester. See "Latest News."
 9 November Ten years ago, on this date, Kassidy Bortner died, and has been missed by all those involved in this tragic story.  Around this time Amanda completed the purchase and placement of a gravestone for Kassidy. See PHOTO on Christmas Day, 2010.
15 November The REPORT of the Voice Stress Analysis lie detector test for Chad Evans is released.  The report concluded, "After analyzing all of the circumstances and the test results, it was concluded that Mr. Evans was a cooperative, sincere individual who eagerly submitted to VSA testing which revealed No Deception Indicated (NDI) on his part." See the VSA QUESTIONS  posed to Chad and his answers. See also PROPOSED QUESTIONS which Chad brought to the examination, in case the examiner needed additional questions. For a short review of Voice Stress Analysis (VSA) lie detector tests, see ARTICLE.
   
2011  
 6 June Christine Gagne, as "Christine4Chad," posts summary of Chad's case at www.injusticefacts.wordpress.com
21 August This date marks the end of Chad's tenth year in prison.
20 September State Representative Dick Patten met with Deputy Attorney General Ann Rice about the Chad Evans case.
13 October Four members of the Chad Evans Wrongly Convicted Commitee together with Rep. Dick Patten, met with Sr. Asst. Attorney General Jeffery Strelzin to discuss Committee Request that case be re-investigated. Nicole Evans Mahoney, Becky Boudreau, Christine Gagne, and Morrison Bonpasse met with Sr. Asst. Attorney General Jeffery Strelzin.  Rep. Dick Patten also joined the meeting in support of Chad.  The Committee's Executive Director, Morrison Bonpasse, brought to the meeting a LETTER to Jeff Strelzin, with APPENDICES and a PROPOSED OUTLINE for Re-Investigation of the case.
October Chad wrote a "work memoir" for a writing seminar in prison, entitled "Shoulder to Shoulder - Impact for a Lifetime" It's about his learning about work, through his father's rubbish collection business, and then for McDonald's.
 9 November On this 11th anniversary of the death of Kassidy Bortner, the paperback Edition of EYE CONTACT is published. Posted here is an E-COPY (.PDF) of the 699 page paperback edition.
   
2012  
16 February Mario Phillips, now an inmate in the NH State Prison, completed an AFFIDAVIT about his observations of an altercation between Chad and another Strafford County Jail inmate on Saturday, December 15, 2001, during Chad's trial. (See above, for that date.) Phillips describes his subsequent police interview which was not disclosed to Chad's defense attorneys.  He alleges there were offers of enticements to encourage him to provide information harmful to Chad.
30 April Chad took a polygraph exam.
2 May

FULL REPORT of Monday, April 30 polygraph examination of Chad Evans by John Healy.

The report concluded....

    "After careful analysis of this subjects physiological data, and procedural review of the subject's examination, based on the accepted criteria for numerical analysis, it is the opinion of this examiner that he was not reacting strongly to any of the relevant questions on this examination, and that no deception was indicated when he answered 'NO' to the relevant questions."

28 June

Using the OSS-3 computerized scoring algorithm, Chad’s polygraph exam responses of April 30, 2012 were verified as being truthful when he answered “NO” to the following three questions:

     1. Between Nov 8, and Nov 9, 2000, did you hit, punch, kick, or strike Kassidy Bortner?

     2. Are you the one who caused those injuries to Kassidy Bortner between Nov. 8 and Nov 9, 2000?

     3. Between Nov 8 and Nov 9, 2000 did you inflict those injures to Kassidy Bortner?

Recently, private investigator  John Healy used computer-based Objective Scoring System-3 (OSS-3) software to verify the data obtained during Chad Evans’s April 30, 2012 polygraph exam.  The OSS-3 software was developed by Ray Nelson, a recognized polygraph expert, and others, and is said to be the most accurate computerized scoring system available.  Nelson taught Healy how to use the software at a recent seminar at the New England Polygraph Institute in Center Harbor.

    The result was “No significant Reactions” and a “P-Value” of 0.011, which means a 1.1% probability that Chad’s results were produced by a deceptive person.  Conversely, there was a 98.9 % probability that Chad was being truthful. 

22 August The New Hampshire State Police evaluated Chad's April 30 polygraph examination report and found procedural problems.  Two police polygraph examiners viewed Chad's exam as "inconclusive."  See State Police REPORT .
15 October Chad's 41st birthday.
   
2013  
4 September Nicole Evans Harvey, Chad's sister, passed a polygraph examination about the truth of her statement to the police in November 2000 that Chad brought Kassidy to Nicole's home on Sunday, November 5, 2000. That was four days before Kassidy died. Also present at Nicole's home that day was her mother-in-law who was an elementary school nurse, who saw no abuse and no signs of abuse of Kassidy.
15 October Chad's 42nd birthday.
   
2044  
 29 July Projected release date for Chad Evans, if he is not exonerated from his wrongful conviction, and if the 15-year increase in his minimum sentence is not removed.