Timeline

Early years 
1959 Sami studies at Trinity College Dublin
1962 Sami returns to Egypt
1967 Sami awarded MA at American University of Cairo
1968 Sami leaves Egypt for London without telling family
1977 Sami studies at University of London
1988 Sami moves into 2 Prospect Close, Drayton Parslow
2004AprilSami granted permission to fell lime trees behind garage
2004SeptemberMark moves out to board at Rugby School
2006AugustMark moves into studio apartment in Winchester
2007JulySami begins to receive allowance for private care
2007AugustMark moves back into family home to care for Sami during illness
2007OctoberMark embarks upon a law degree at King’s College London
2008MaySami undergoes colostomy operation
2008NovemberSami falls out with his sister and ignores her calls for months
2008DecemberMark introduces his girlfriend to Sami at the family home, where she stays for several nights.
   
2009  
   
February24First entry in Sami’s diary, followed by sporadic entries.
March9Occupational therapy close Sami’s file due to his lack of response
 23Sami prints off maps and directions to the Coptic church in London
June18Sami orders more bricks and building materials
July4Mark visits Paris with Sami to enrol at the Sorbonne
 12Mark goes on holiday with his girlfriend for a fortnight
August6Mark receives disappointing exam results
 13Sami refuses to allow district nurse into his home
 15Mark starts to view apartments in London
 17Mark puts holding deposit down on Fleet Street apartment
 20Sami fails to attend hospital appointment
 26Mark pays £1000 rental deposit for Fleet Street apartment
 27Mark transfers £2500 to Sami for apartment rent
  Sami is seen laying bricks and gardening
 30Sami tells neighbours he “wasn’t really up for having visitors”
 31Mark packs bags in anticipation of his girlfriend’s arrival
September1Mark’s girlfriend’s flight is delayed
 5Mark signs contract with letting agent.
  Prosecution allege Sami is killed on this day.
 8New evidence shows Sami had meeting with private care allowance assessors, 3 days after the prosecution claim he died.
 20Neighbour (SP) walks over to Sami’s garden and notices his plants have already been watered.
October8Sami pays electricity bill
 11 / 18Neighbour (TM) sees Sami on his front drive
 13Notices warning villagers about “suspicious activity” in the area and to “be on your guard” distributed.
 15Mark visits family home. This is the last time he sees his father alive. We believe Sami was killed at some point during the next 30 days, while Mark was in London.
November17Mark visits family home and notices work on the garage site where the lime trees used to be has progressed according to Sami’s plans. This spurs Mark to order the concrete required to complete the root-barrier / shoring.
 19Mark returns to the family home to direct the concrete truck delivery.
 
2010
 
January11Mark returns from overseas with his girlfriend to discover water leak and a deserted 2 Prospect Close.
 14Mark gives plumber and renovators spare keys to the family home.
February4Sami reported missing by neighbours.
 5Social services inform Mark for the first time that they do not know where his father is. Mark is arrested later that evening.
 10Police Scenes of Crime Officers recover Sami’s body, but fail to store geological samples in polythene bags, making it impossible for the defence to test when the burial actually occurred.
April27Police prevent Mark attending his father’s funeral.
May28Prosecution experts confirm Sami’s body was not dismembered.
June21Mark reunited with his estranged mother after more than 10 years.
 22Court refuses to give Mark’s defence team more time to prepare their case.
 29Police commission Buckinghamshire County Council to conduct a Serious Case Review into Sami’s care, but fail to notify the defence.
July27Mark’s trial begins.
September8Mark is found guilty of murder by a majority (10 – 2) jury after more than 13 hours of deliberation.
   
Post-Trial years 
  
2011JuneMark loses appeal on procedural technicalities. No fresh evidence was available to put before the Court at this point.
2013JulyMark takes his Grade 8 Piano exam in prison.
2014JulyMark is awarded the Diploma of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (DipABRSM) for Music Performance, following a baritone recital.
 OctoberThe Criminal Cases Review Commission opt not to refer Mark’s first application to the Court of Appeal, despite fresh evidence.
2017NovemberMark graduates with a 2:1 – LL.B. (Hons) degree
2018MayMark meets his maternal half-sister for the first time
2019JulyMark graduates with an LL.M. from UCL through the University of London, achieving a Merit.
NovemberMark contributes a short chapter to the book ‘Crime and Consequence