PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Chronology of the Claus von Bulow case:
Dec. 27, 1979 -- Martha 'Sunny' von Bulow becomes unconscious at her Newport, R.I., mansion, Clarendon Court. She was hospitalized and recovered.
Dec. 21, 1980 -- Mrs. von Bulow lapses into a coma during visit to her mansion and is hospitalized, then transferred to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York where she remains comatose.
July 6, 1981 -- Claus Von Bulow is indicted by a Newport County grand jury on two counts of attempted murder by injecting insulin into his wife in December 1979 and December 1980.
July 13, 1981 -- Von Bulow pleads innocent and is released on $100,000 bond.
Feb. 1, 1982 -- First von Bulow trial begins in Newport.
March 16, 1982 -- After 31 days of trial and 37 hours of deliberation, jury finds von Bulow guilty of two counts of attempted murder.
May 7, 1982 -- Von Bulow is sentenced to 30 years in prison but is released on $1 million bail pending appeal.
April 27, 1984 -- Rhode Island Supreme Court overturns von Bulow's convictions on grounds State Police failed to obtain a search warrant before seizing evidence. The court also ruled the defense was improperly denied access to notes of private investigator that led to the charges.
July 23, 1984 -- Attorney General Dennis Roberts II asks U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate conviction.
Oct. 1, 1984 -- Supreme Court refuses to hear the case.
Jan. 5 -- State announces plans to retry von Bulow in Newport.
Jan. 22 -- Judge moves von Bulow retrial to Providence because of court backlog in Newport.
April 8 -- Von Bulow retrial begins.
May 28 -- Following her dramatic return from Europe, former lover Alexandra Isles testifies for the state.
June 4 -- Defense rests its case.
June 7 -- Jury begins deliberations in second trial.
June 10 -- Von Bulow acquitted.