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May 20, 1987 - Anthony Kirkland, then 18, chokes and beats Leola Douglas, 28, after an argument in his Walnut Hills home. He then douses her with lighter fluid and sets her on fire, killing her. He is convicted of voluntary manslaughter and serves 16 years in prison.
Sept. 3, 2003 - Released from prison.
Oct. 25, 2004 - Released from parole.
Jan. 25, 2005 - Accused of raping a female neighbor in Evanston at knifepoint. A jury acquits him in October 2005.
May 11, 2006 - The burned body of 14-year-old Casonya "Sharee" Crawford is found off Blair Avenue in Avondale. Kirkland now is a suspect in that homicide.
June 16, 2006 - The burned body of Mary Jo Newton, 45, is found behind a vacant building in the 700 block of Wehrman Avenue in Avondale. Kirkland now is a suspect in that homicide.
May 14, 2007 - Kirkland threatens to kill his 18-month-old son during a SWAT standoff at Kirkland's house at 860 Ridgeway Ave. He is convicted three months later of two counts of unlawful restraint and sentenced to 115 days in jail.
Sept. 17, 2007 - The Rev. Walter Bledsoe seeks a restraining order against Kirkland on behalf of members of the Bledsoe family. Court records do not say why he sought the order, but a judge granted it in December 2007, ordering Kirkland to stay away from the Bledsoes.
Sept. 26, 2007 - Kirkland solicits sex from his girlfriend's 13-year-old daughter. He is convicted in March 2008 of importuning and sentenced to one year in prison. The judge designates him a sex offender, requiring him to register his address with the sheriff's office.
Oct. 20, 2008 - He is released from prison for the importuning case and ordered to spend five years on parole. He enters the Pogue Rehabilitation Center, a halfway house in Over-the-Rhine run by Volunteers of America.
Feb. 27, 2009 - Kirkland fights with another halfway house resident at 11:30 p.m. Police are called, but Kirkland is not arrested because the other man refuses to press charges. Halfway house managers throw Kirkland out for breaking the rules by fighting, but they do not notify his parole officer for two days. Kirkland does not immediately register a new address with the sheriff as required by law.
March 1, 2009 - Kirkland is accused of breaking into 860 Ridgeway Ave., hiding in the bathroom and attacking Frederick Hughes with scissors. Hughes suffers at least 10 stab wounds but survives. Kirkland flees. A warrant is issued for his arrest on charges of aggravated burglary and felonious assault.
March 2, 2009 - Kirkland's parole officer is notified of his release from the halfway house and begins looking for him.
March 4, 2009 - A second warrant is issued for Kirkland's arrest because he failed to register his address with the sheriff after his release from the halfway house.
March 5, 2009 - Kirkland is accused of threatening Roberta Baldwin, the mother of his child, with a knife. He flees and another warrant is filed against him on charges of domestic violence, aggravated menacing and violation of a protection order.
March 8, 2009:
3:45 p.m. - Esme Kenney, 13, goes for a jog near her house in Winton Hills.
4:15 p.m. - Esme's parents call police when their daughter is late returning home. Police begin looking for her.
11:30 p.m. - Police find Kirkland sleeping against a tree in the woods near Esme's house. Her watch and iPod are in his pocket, police say.
March 9, 2009 - Police find Esme's body in the woods at 3:10 a.m., about 100 yards from where they found Kirkland sleeping. She was strangled and the lower part of her body burned. Authorities say her attacker attempted to sexually assault her. Police arrest Kirkland and charge him with murder.