July 19, 2001
An arraignment is held, in which Byron is told what the charges against him entail.
June 20, 2001
Byron is indicted on charges of first-degree murder and armed criminal action, for the October 23, 1997, death of Anastasia WitbolsFeugen. In the state of Missouri, first-degree murder carries a sentence of life without parole, or the death penalty.
June 11, 2001
Teams of law-enforcement officers in tactical gear arrest Byron at his mother's house. After a questioning at Jackson County Sheriff's Department headquarters, he is taken to the county jail in downtown Kansas City. His first phone call goes to Evelyn Case: "Mum, they think I murdered Anastasia!"