FORT WORTH, Texas – This is a timeline of events in the Chante Jawan Mallard murder case, according to court records and testimony:
Oct. 25, 2001 -- About 11 p.m., Chante Mallard smokes pot, drinks and takes Ecstasy at a friend's apartment then goes to a nightclub, where the women keep drinking.
Oct. 26, 2001 -- About 3 a.m., on the way home from her friend's apartment, Mallard hits Biggs on a six-lane highway about 5 miles southeast of downtown Fort Worth. She stops briefly, trying in vain to remove his body, but then drives about a mile to her house and parks in garage.
Oct. 26, 2001 -- About 9 a.m., Mallard picks up her former boyfriend, Clete Deneal Jackson, and takes him to her house, where he sees Biggs' mangled body. That night, Jackson and his cousin Herbert Tyrone Cleveland remove the body. The men and Mallard take it to a nearby park.
Oct. 27, 2001 -- Biggs' body found in Cobb Park.
Feb. 26, 2002 -- After receiving a tip from one of Mallard's acquaintances, police go to Mallard's house with a search warrant, find bloodstained and dented car. Officers also find the front passenger seat burned in the back yard.
Feb. 26, 2002 -- After being taken to police station and giving statement, Mallard is arrested, charged with failing to stop and render aid, and released on bond.
March 6, 2002 -- After talking to medical examiner about Biggs' injuries, authorities arrest Mallard again on charge of murder.
April 25, 2002 -- Mallard indicted on charges of murder and tampering with evidence.
Sept. 12, 2002 -- Herbert Tyrone Cleveland pleads guilty to tampering with evidence, is sentenced to nine years in prison. As part of plea bargain, he agrees to testify at Mallard's trial.
Jan. 8, 2003 -- Clete Deneal Jackson pleads guilty to tampering with evidence, is sentenced to 10 years in prison. As part of plea bargain, he agrees to testify at Mallard's trial.
June 23, 2003 -- Mallard pleads guilty to tampering with evidence but pleads innocent to murder, and her trial begins.
June 26, 2003 -- Jury begins deliberations. Mallard faces life in prison if found guilty of murder. If found guilty of failure to stop and render aid, the maximum sentence is five years.
June 27, 2003 -- Jury sentences Mallard to 50 years in prison for murder and an additional 10 for tampering with evidence. She will serve her sentences concurrently, giving her a total of 50 years in jail. Mallard will be eligible for parole after serving 25 years.