:: August – Miss Symonds moves into Castle Bungalow in Llanmartin, a property owned by Peter Morgan and his estranged wife Helen.
:: November 9 – Morgan installs a listening device at the bungalow.
:: November 15 – Peter Deem, the partner of Miss Symonds, goes missing after arguing with her in text messages.
:: November 17 – Mr Deem’s body is found. He has taken his own life by hanging.
:: November 21 – Miss Symonds threatens to blackmail Morgan with intimate photographs and videos.
:: December 11 – Miss Symonds meets Mr Deem’s best friend, Thomas Ballinger, at his wake. They start an affair.
:: January 10 – Miss Symonds and Mr Ballinger discuss her plans to blackmail Morgan, which Morgan overhears.
:: January 11
3.19am – Morgan makes a list on his iPhone reading: ‘String, 02, poly, glove, snip, handle, tape, Special K, starter, rag, adapter’.
10.56am – CCTV cameras at Beech Hill Farm, Morgan’s marital home, show him collecting a metal pole and rope from a workshop.
:: January 12
9.47am – Miss Symonds speaks to best friend Alexy Butcher for three minutes. Morgan arrives at the bungalow during the conversation.
11.38am – Morgan calls Miss Symonds’ mother, Deborah, and raises concerns about her drug use. He has already strangled Miss Symonds.
11.57am – CCTV cameras show Morgan arriving at Beech Hill Farm in his Porsche Cayenne and parking near the workshop.
12.01pm – Morgan removes Miss Symonds’ body – wrapped in polythene and tape – from the Porsche and carries it into the workshop, along with a black bag of her belongings.
12.09pm – Morgan leaves the farm.
3.15pm – Miss Symonds fails to collect her daughter from school and her mother is alerted.
5.30pm – Miss Butcher goes to the bungalow to look for Miss Symonds and meets Morgan there.
8.14pm – Miss Butcher reports Miss Symonds missing to Gwent Police.
:: January 13
12am – Morgan accompanies police to Maindee police station.
4.45am – Morgan tells two detectives: ‘I can’t take it, I need to tell you. I strangled her this morning. I took her body to Beech Hill Farm. She is in the building there. I loved her so much.’
4.47am – Morgan is arrested on suspicion of murder. He tells detectives that Miss Symonds’ body is locked in an outbuilding and hands over a set of keys.
6am – Police officers attend Beech Hill Farm and discover Miss Symonds’ body and the bag containing her belongings.
:: January 14
3.57pm – Morgan is charged with the murder of Miss Symonds.
:: January 27 – Pathologist Dr Richard Jones carries out a post-mortem examination on Miss Symonds and concludes she was strangled.
:: November 28 – Morgan goes on trial at Newport Crown Court accused of Miss Symonds’ murder.
:: December 21 – The jury finds Morgan guilty of murder.