Chronology of John Emil List

United Press International

Here is a chronology of the events involving John Emil List, convicted Thursday of murdering his family:NEWLN:

1925 -- John Emil List born, Bay City, Mich., son of John Frederick and Alma List.


1943-1945 -- Serves in U.S. Army during World War II.

1946-1950 -- Studies accounting at University of Michigan.

1951 -- List, in the Army again as an officer, meets and marries Helen Morris Taylor.

1950s -- Family lives in Kalamazoo and Inkster, Mich., while List works as an accountant. Patricia, John Frederick and Frederick born.

1961-1965 -- List family moves to Pennfield, N.Y., a suburb of Rochester, where List works for Xerox Corp.

1965 -- After losing his job at Xerox, List buys 18-room mansion in Westfield, N.J., and his mother, Alma, who supplies down payment, moves in with the family.

1965-1971 -- List becomes an unsuccessful insurance salesman working on commission after two jobs fail to work out.

1969-1970 -- Helen List treated at hospitals in New Jersey and New York for brain deterioration that turns out to be tertiary syphilis.

Oct. 14, 1971 -- List applies for gun permit in Westfield, saying he needs a gun for 'home protection.'


Early November 1971 -- Partricia List, 16, reportedly tells her drama coach her father has threatened to kill her family.

Nov. 9, 1971 -- John List shoots wife, Helen, 45; mother, Alma, 84; Patricia, Frederick, 13, and John, 15, then spends night in house.

Nov. 10, 1971 -- List leaves his car in a lot at Kennedy Airport and departs from New York by bus, heading west.

Nov 22, 1971 -- Using the name Robert P. Clart and giving a Denver motel as his address, List applies for a Social Security card.

1972-1975 -- List-Clark works as cook in the Denver area.

1975-1977 -- Feeling more secure, List-Clark moves into central Denver, joins a Lutheran church and finds work as a tax preparer for H&R Block.

1977 -- Meets Delores Miller at a church picnic and begins dating her.

1985 -- Marries Miller at her mother's home in Maryland.

1988 -- Couple moves to Midlothian, Va., and Clark-List finds work as an accountant in Richmond.

May 21, 1989 -- Fox TV Network's 'America's Most Wanted' show airs segment dramatizing the unsolved slayings.

June 1, 1989 -- FBI agents, acting on a tip called into 'America's Most Wanted,' arrest Clark-List in Richmond.


July 10, 1989 -- Clark-List is ordered held on $5 million bail. He refuses to admit his identity.

April 1, 1990 -- Testimony begins in List trial; List finally admitted his identity during pre-trial hearing.

April 11, 1990 -- Jury deliberations begin.

April 12, 1990 -- Jury returns verdict of guilty on five counts of first-degree murder.

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