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Events leading up to Chandler Halderson's trial

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    JULY 1- "Concerned"

    JULY 1- "Concerned"
    This is the date Chandler Halderson told police and neighbors he last saw his parents.
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    JULY 2-Wheres Krista?

    JULY 2-Wheres Krista?
    Krista's co-worker told police that she was supposed to work, but did not show up.
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    JULY 5-Cottage Grove

    JULY 5-Cottage Grove
    According to the criminal complaint, Chandler was at a property in Cottage Grove that belonged to the family of his girlfriend.
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    JULY 7- The report

    JULY 7- The report
    Chandler reports his parents, Bart and Krista Halderson, as missing.
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    JULY 8- No return

    JULY 8- No return
    He told 27 News similar information to what he told police: that his parents went to Langlade County with friends he didn't know and that they hadn't returned home.
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    JULY 9- Human remains

    JULY 9- Human remains
    Police announced that they had discovered human remains, calling them "unidentifiable."
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    JULY 10- Suspicious activity

    JULY 10- Suspicious activity
    According to the criminal complaint, the individual who saw suspicious activity in Columbia County came forward and reported what she saw.
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    JULY 12- Identified

    JULY 12- Identified
    The previously "unidentified" human remains found in Cottage Grove were formally identified as belonging to Bart Halderson.
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    JULY 14- Grim discovery

    JULY 14- Grim discovery
    The search lead to a grim discovery: more human remains. The remains were not immediately identified.
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    JULY 15- Million Dollar Bail

    JULY 15- Million Dollar Bail
    Chandler was formally charged in the death of his father, and now has a $1 million bail.
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    JULY 20- Autopsy

    JULY 20- Autopsy
    The Dane County Medical Examiner's office had completed an autopsy on July 16, but had been able to identify who the remains belonged to, and additional testing was ongoing.
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    JULY 27- More human remains

    JULY 27- More human remains
    Although not announced until three days later, more human remains were found on this date in connection to the case.
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    AUGUST 25- First degree homicide

    AUGUST 25- First degree homicide
    A second set of first-degree intentional homicide, hiding a corpse, mutilating a corpse, and providing false information on a missing person's case were added to his charges.
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    SEPTEMBER 1- Court

    SEPTEMBER 1- Court
    Chandler appeared in court for an arraignment on the charges related to his mother's death, pleading not guilty to all charges.
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    NOVEMBER 16- Alleged dates

    NOVEMBER 16- Alleged dates
    The acts are currently under seal. All of them involve communication with Krista and Bart, and take place "within a time frame leading up to the alleged dates of the crimes."
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    Which direction will this story go?

    Which direction will this story go?
    I think that after this trial is finished he will end up spending most, if not all of his life in jail. I think what happened was gruesome and not right. He should not be free for fear that he might do that to someone else. It is disturbing that someone can to that to their family.