* Sept. 24, 1984 -- Elinor Dickerson, 70, is admitted to Prince George's General Hospital after a fall, according to police records. Police records indicate that Dickerson suffered a head injury.
* Sept 29, 1984 -- Dickerson dies. Her cause of death is listed as cardiac arrest.
* Early March, 1985 -- Prince George's General Hospital officials, alerted by three unexplained heart attacks suffered by a 16-year-old patient at the hospital, begin an internal review of intensive care cases.
* March 7, 1985 -- Jane Bolding, an intensive care unit nurse, is placed on administrative leave.
* March 18, 1985 -- Hospital officials turn the results of their internal investigation over to the Prince George's County police.
* March 19, 1985 -- Police begin an interrogation of Bolding. The following was the sequence of the questioning, according to statements given by Cpl. F.M. McQuillan at a court hearing March 20: 12:30 p.m. -- Two Prince George's County police detectives go to Bolding's Capitol Hill apartment and ask her to accompany them to the police station in Forestville for questioning. Bolding calls Thomas Farrington, attorney for Prince George's General Hospital, and is advised to go with police. 12:52 p.m. -- Bolding is placed in Room 3 at Criminal Investigations Division station. 1:05 p.m. -- Det. F.M. McQuillan advises Bolding of her Miranda rights. "She verbally waived her rights and agreed to talk to me," McQuillan said. 3:10 p.m. -- McQuillan tells Bolding that lawyers Farrington and Lyn Ermer, from the nurses union, are at the station. "She told me that she didn't want to see her [Ermer] right now, and that she wanted to continue talking to me, and that she wanted to take a polygraph at that time to clear this matter up." 3:50 p.m. -- Det. Lynn Philbin begins polygraph. 6:31 p.m. -- Philbin concludes polygraph; Bolding returns to interrogation room. 9:05 p.m. -- McQuillan buys Bolding a Diet Coke. 9:50 p.m. -- McQuillan is told that lawyer John Mowrey, retained by a friend of Bolding's, has called the station to try to contact her. 10 p.m. -- Bolding signed a written waiver of her constitutional rights. 10:10 p.m. -- McQuillan gives Bolding a club sandwich for dinner. He starts to prepare a written statement for her and she asks if she can eat while she writes the statement. 10:17 p.m. -- McQuillan tells Bolding that Mowrey called for her. "She reiterated that she didn't want lawyer assistance at this time, she wanted to clear the matter up." Bolding signs the finished product of her first statement. 10:50 p.m. -- Michelle Burroughs, an intensive care unit nurse at Capitol Hill Hospital and the friend who had retained Mowrey, stops by the Forestville station. 10:55 p.m. -- Det. Nancy White tells Bolding that Burroughs is at the station. White begins to interview Bolding. 11 p.m. -- Bolding gets a cup of coffee. Midnight -- McQuillen leaves.
* Wednesday, March 20, 1:10 a.m. -- Bolding runs out of cigarettes, is given another cigarette and gets another cup of coffee. 3:35 a.m. -- Bolding gets another cup of coffee and another cigarette. "She was offered for the third time to have dinner and she refused." 4 a.m. -- Bolding is given a cigarette. 4:30 a.m. -- Bolding is given a cigarette. 5:35 a.m. -- Bolding gets a cigarette and a cup of coffee. 6:35 a.m. -- Bolding smokes another cigarette. 6:45 a.m. -- White obtains a second statement from Bolding. 7:30 a.m. -- Bolding is offered breakfast. "She did not want any food stating she was not hungry." 9:30 a.m. -- Bolding asks for a glass of milk. McQuillan "sent Det. Hilton up to the 7-Eleven with money a buy half a gallon of milk." White again obtains a statement from Bolding. 10:35 a.m. -- White finishes obtaining the statement from Bolding, and leaves the room. 10:50 a.m. -- McQuillan enters the room. 11:15 a.m. -- Attorney Steven Lemmey arrives at the station, according to his testimony at the hearing. 11:20 a.m. -- "She admitted involvement" in Dickerson's death, McQuillan testified. 11:41 a.m. -- Attorney Steven Lemmey arrives at the station, according to McQuillan's testimony. 12:25 p.m. -- Det. Jenson goes to Bolding's house to feed her dogs. 12:30 p.m. -- Lemmey writes a note, gives it to Det. Philbin. When she is given the note, Bolding reads it and puts it in her pocket. 1:30 p.m. -- Bolding finishes "a letter of apology which she requested to write to the family of one of the people from the intensive care unit." 2 p.m. -- Judge Arthur M. Ahalt holds a hearing on the state's request that he overturn an order signed by another judge requiring that police either arrest Bolding or release her. He denies the motion on the grounds that Bolding was "in fact under arrest" since police had testified that she was not free to leave. Late afternoon -- Bolding is arrested.
* March 21, 1985 -- Bolding is released on $50,000 bond.