The Jeffrey MacDonald Information Site is a compendium of information about the Jeffrey MacDonald case. MacDonald was convicted in 1979 of the murders of his pregnant wife and two small daughters. He is serving three life sentences for that brutal crime.


The Murders of Colette, Kimberley and Kristen MacDonald
 

The Jeffrey MacDonald Information Site

CHRONOLOGY Part 2
 

January 10, 2013



 

Defense files unopposed motion to extend time to file
post-hearing memorandum.

Judge Fox grants defense's unopposed motion to extend time to file
post-hearing memorandum.

February 8, 2013
 

Defense files second motion for extension of time to file
post-hearing memorandum.

February 11, 2013
 

Judge Fox grants defense motion for extension of time to file
post-hearing memorandum.

March 19, 2013



 

Defense files motion for one week extension to file
post-hearing memorandum.

Judge Fox grants defense's motion for one week extension
to file post-hearing memorandum.

April 1, 2013





 

Defense files unopposed motion for one day extension of time to file
post-hearing memorandum.

Judge Fox grants defense's unopposed motion for one day extension to file post-hearing memorandum.

Defense files post-hearing memorandum.

May 28, 2013



 

Government files unopposed motion for extension of time
to file responsive post-hearing memorandum.

Judge Fox grants government's unopposed motion for extension of time to file responsive post-hearing memorandum.

May 31, 2013
 

Defense files unopposed motion for leave to file substitute
post-hearing memorandum.

June 3, 2013
 

Judge Fox grants defense's unopposed motion to file substitute
post-hearing memorandum.

June 10, 2013

Defense files substitute post-hearing memorandum.

July 1, 2013

Government files responsive post-hearing memorandum

July 8, 2013



 

Defense files motion for leave to reply to government's responsive
post-hearing memorandum.

Judge Fox grants defense's motion to file a reply to government's responsive post-hearing memorandum, but allows government to file a Sur-reply.

August 5, 2013



 

Defense files unopposed motion for extension of time to file reply to government's post-hearing memorandum.

Judge Fox grants defense's unopposed motion for extension of time to file reply to government's responsive post-hearing memorandum.

August 13, 2013



 

Defense files unopposed motion for extension of time to reply to government's responsive post-hearing memorandum.

Judge Fox grants defense's unopposed motion for extension of time to reply to government's responsive post-hearing memorandum.

August 22, 2013
 

Defense files reply to government's responsive post-hearing memorandum.

September 23, 2013

Government files Post-Hearing Sur-Reply with exhibit.

April 17, 2014




 

Government's Notice of Filing re: Request for part 1 of
 April 6, 1970 interview of Jeffrey MacDonald by CID agents
Joe Grebner, Bob Shaw and Bill Ivory.

Attachment: Transcript of April 6, 1970 interview of Jeffrey MacDonald by CID agents Joe Grebner, Bob Shaw and Bill Ivory, part 1

July 24, 2014
 

Judge Fox's Order Denying Jeffrey MacDonald's Motion to
Vacate Under U.S.C. 225.

August 8, 2014

 

 Judge Fox's Order Denying Jeffrey MacDonald's Order Pursuant to the Innocent Protection Act of 2004 18 U.S.C. 3600, for New Trial Based on DNA Results and other Relief.

August 21, 2014
 

Defense Motion to Alter or Amend Judgment and Incorporate Memorandum of Law with attachment.

September 11, 2014
 

Government Response to Defense's Motion Pursuant to FED. R. CIV. P. 59(e)

September 15, 2014

 

Government's Response to Movant's "Motion to Extend Time"

Jeffrey MacDonald's Motion to Extend Time to File Appeal with attachment.

September 16, 2014


 

Judge Fox Order Denying Jeffrey MacDonald's Motion for Extension of Time to File Notice of Appeal

Reply to Government's Response to Defendant's Motion to Extend Time.

September 23, 2014
 

Government's Notice of Filing Relating to Movant's Pending Rule 59(e) Fed. R. Civ. P 59(e)) with attachments.

September 25, 2014
 

Reply to Government's Response to Motion to
Alter or Amend Judgment.

September 26, 2014
 

Government's Motion for Supplemental Briefing on Movant's Rule 59(e) Motion with attachment.

October 7, 2014






 

Defense Notice of Appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit from an order denying Defendant's request for DNA testing pursuant to the Innocence Protection Act (18 U.S.C. 3600)

Motion of Christine Mumma to withdraw as attorney for
Jeffrey MacDonald.

Notice of Appeal and Transmittal Docket Sheet (non-death penalty)

October 8, 2014
 

Judge Fox order Granting Christina Mumma's Motion to Withdraw as Counsel of Record for Jeffrey MacDonald.

October 9, 2014





 

Letter from Margaret Thomas, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal to Julie Richards,
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina re: Notice of Appeal.

Letter from Thomas Walker, U.S. Attorney and John Stuart Bruce, First Assistant U.S. Attorney to Julie Richards, Clerk, U.S. District Court,
 Eastern District of North Carolina, re: Motion to Alter or Amend the
 Judgment  and Notice of Appeal.

October 17, 2014
 

Response to Government's Motion for Supplemental
Briefing on Movant's Rule 59(e) Motion.

October 21, 2014
 

Government's Reply to Movant's Response to Government's Motion for Supplemental Briefing.

October 22, 2014








 

Notice to District Court Counsel (Informal Briefing Schedule)

Fee Notice for Criminal and Post-Judgment Criminal Cases

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit Request for Records

Case opened on Appeal from originating court: United States District Court
for the Eastern District of North Carolina

Appeals Transmittal Sheet (non-death penalty)

October 23, 2014

Government files Appearance of Counsel Form for Leslie Cooley

November 13, 2014
 

Judge Fox's Order on Motion to Alter or Amend Judgment
 and Motion for Supplemental Briefing.

November 20, 2014
 

Government files Appearance of Counsel Form for
Jennifer P. May-Parker.

November 25, 2014







 

Motion on Behalf of Jeffrey MacDonald to Extend Time to File Matters Pursuant to Petitioner's Notice of Appeal Regarding Innocence Protection Act Claim 18
U.S.C. 3600, dated 11/18/2014, with Proposed Order. (Motion filed
by Kathryn MacDonald)

U. S. Court of Appeal for the Fourth Circuit: Order Granting Motion Filed on Behalf of Jeffrey MacDonald
to Extend Time to file Matters Prusuant to Petitioner's Notice of Appeal with Filing Fee and Financial Affidavit Form to December 26, 2014.

December 1, 2014

Appearance of Counsel by John Stuart Bruce for the Government.

December 29, 2014
 

Unopposed Motion to Extend  Time to File Supplemental Memorandum with Attachment.

December 30, 2014
 

Judge Fox's Order Granting Defense's Unopposed Motion to Extend Time to File Supplemental Memorandum.

January 6, 2015



 

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals' Notice to Jeffrey MacDonald re: Rule 45 Notice of default and possible dismissal of appeal.

Defense's Supplemental Memorandum Supporting Motion to Alter or Amend Judgment.

January 27, 2015




 

 Motion by Jeffrey MacDonald (dated January 21, 2015) to Extend Time to Obtain Pro Bono Counsel and File Notice of Appearance Regarding
 Petitioner's Innocence Protection Act Claim (U.S.C. 3600)

United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit: Order Granting Motion to proceed under CJA [23], updating informal briefing order deadlines.

January 30, 2015

 

Government's Motion to Extend Time to File Response to Movant's Supplemental Memorandum Supporting Rule 59(e) Motion,
with Proposed Order.

February 2, 2015
 

Judge Fox Order Granting Government's Motion to
Extend Time to File Response.

February 9, 2015
 

Appearance of Counsel by William M. Palmer, Esq on
behalf of Jeffrey MacDonald.

February 10, 2015


 

U.S. COA Order rescinding informal briefing schedule.

U.S. COA Briefing Order file re: Opening brief and appendix
due March 17, 2015; response brief due April 10, 2015.

February 12, 2015
 

February 12, 2015: Government's Response to Movant's  supplemental Memorandum  Supporting Rule 59(e) Motion with exhibit.

February 19, 2015
 

Docketing Notice re: Attachment(s): Memorandum on
Sealed and Confidential Information due in 14 days.

February 20, 2015
 

COA Appearance of Counsel by Brian Michael Murtagh
for the government.

March 17, 2015




 

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Order Granting Appellant Extension of Time. (Appendix Due 4/16/2015, Opening  Brief Due 4/16. 2015, Response Brief
 Due 5/11/2015.  Any Reply Brief: 10 Days from Service of Response Brief)

Motion of the Appellant to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to Extend Time to File Opening Brief and Appendix.

April 16, 2015



 

Motion of Jeffrey MacDonald to Extent Time to File Opening Brief and Appendix

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Order Granting Appellant Extension of Time.
(Appendix Due 5/18/2015, Opening Brief Due 5/18/2015, Response Brief Due 6/12/2015. Any Reply Brief: 10 Days from Service of Response Brief)

May 18, 2015:



 

Judge Fox's Order Denying Jeffrey MacDonald's Motion to Alter or Amend Judgment [DE-3577]

Motion of Jeffrey MacDonald to Extend Filing Time for Opening Brief
and Appendix.

May 20, 2015
 

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Order granting Motion by Jeffrey MacDonald
to Extend Time to File Opening Brief and Appendix.

June 1, 2015
 

May 25, 2015 Request from Federal Prisoner James R. Niblock for copy of Jeffrey MacDonald's 2255 petition and Memorandum in Support (filed 2006).

June 17, 2015

Motion of Appellant to Extend Time to File Opening Brief and Appendix.

June 18, 2015

COA Grants Defense Motion for Extension to File until June 29, 2015.

June 29, 2015
 

Motion of Appellant's Counsel, William E. Palmer to withdraw
as Attorney for Jeffrey MacDonald.

June 30, 2015



 

Court Grants William E. Palmer's Motion to Withdraw from Further Representation of Jeffrey MacDonald on Appeal.

Court's Informal Briefing order re: Jeffrey MacDonald's
Informal Opening Brief Due July 24, 2014.

July 16, 2015

Defendant's Notice of Appeal - Final Judgment.

July 17, 2015
 

Appeal Transmission of Notice of Appeal and Docket Sheet to USCA
(non-death penalty)

July 20, 2015





 

Record Request for Records re: Jeffrey MacDonald's Appeal from the US District Court Denying MacDonald's Motion to Vacate.

Case Opened on Appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit from order and Final Judgment of the U.S. District Court for  the Eastern District of North Carolina Denying Jeffrey MacDonald's Motion to Vacate  under 28 U.S.C. 2255 entered 24, July 2014.

July 21, 2015






 

COA Record Request re: Appeal of the District Court Order Denying Appellant's Motion to Vacate His Conviction under  28 U.S.C. 2255, after an
Evidentiary Hearing on Remand.

Assembled Electronic Record on Appeal transmitted to 4CCA.

United States Court of Appeals Informal Preliminary Briefing Schedule order -
Jeffrey MacDonald's Informal Opening Brief due by August 14, 2015.

July 27, 2015

 

United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit Notice to Jeffrey MacDonald re: Rule 45 Notice of default and/or dismissal of the
case re: additional DNA testing.

August 10, 2015






 

COA Grants Extension Time of Time to File Informal Brief until
September 28, 2015.

Defense Motion for Extension of Time to File Informal Opening Brief re: Appeal from District Court's Order Denying Appellant's Motion to Vacate.

Appearance of Counsel Form for Joseph Zeszotarski on behalf of
Jeffrey MacDonald.

August 24, 2015



 

Jeffrey MacDonald's Motion for Extension to File Opening Brief IPA Appeal
(18 U.S.C. 36)

Government Response to Appellant's "Motion for Extension to File
Opening Brief IPA Appeal."

August 25, 2015

 

 Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Denies Jeffrey MacDonald's Motion for Extension of Time to File Opening Brief and setting dismissal date
of September 15, 2015 unless brief is received.

September 14, 2015

 

Jeffrey MacDonald's Informal Brief (18 U.S.C. [36] ) on Appeal from the
District Court for the Eastern District  of North Carolina August 8, 2014
re: additional DNA Testing.

September 15, 2015
 

 Jeffrey MacDonald's Motion to Extend Time to File Informal Opening Brief
re: Appeal from District Court Denying Appellant's Motion to Vacate.

September 16, 2015

 

COA Order Granting Motion by Jeffrey MacDonald to Extend Filing Time re: Appeal from District Court denying His Motion to Vacate (2) Updating Informal Briefing order Deadlines (3) Informal Opening Brief due November 12, 2015.

September 30, 2015





 

Motion by Government to Extend Filing Time for Informal Briefing re: Jeffrey MacDonald's Appeal 14-7543 for Additional DNA Testing.

COA Order Granting Government's Motion to Extend Filing of Response to Jeffrey MacDonald's Informal Response Brief re: Appeal 14-7543
 for Additional DNA testing (2) Updating/resuming
 informal briefing order deadlines.

October 1, 2015






 

Jeffrey MacDonald Files Corrected Informal Opening Brief
re: Appeal 14-7543 for Additional DNA Testing.

Jeffrey MacDonald Files Corrected Informal Opening Brief
re: Appeal 14-7543 for Additional DNA Testing.

COA Order Granting Jeffrey MacDonald's Motion to File Corrected Informal Opening Briefing re: Appeal 14-7543 for Addition DNA Testing.

October 27, 2015
 

Government's Informal Brief re: Appellant's Appeal 14-7543 for Additional
 DNA Testing using Latest Technology

November 12, 2015
 

 Informal Opening Brief by Appellant Jeffrey R. MacDonald's Appeal [15-7136] re: US. District Court denying MacDonald's motion to vacate

November 16, 2015




 

November 16, 2015: Motion by Appellant Jeffrey R. MacDonald to extend filing time for informal reply brief [14-7543] re: additional DNA testing

November 16: 2015: COA order granting Appellant's motion to extend
 filing time for informal reply brief until December 15, 2015 re: [14-7543]
 re: additional DNA testing

 

 


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July 23-24, 1970: John Cummings' exclusive interview with MacDonald  - 
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1987: MacDonald v. McGinniss  -  Mildred Kassab sues MacDonald  -  Court Records

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