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Friday, 12 October, 2001, 13:16 GMT 14:16 UK
Beggs trial: Timeline
Foxbar Hotel in Kilmarnock
Barry Wallace went to a Christmas night out with workmates
William Beggs has been sentenced to life in prison at the High Court in Edinburgh for the murder of Kilmarnock teenager Barry Wallace in December 1999.

BBC News Online Scotland traces the two-year route to trial and conviction.

5 December 1999: Barry Wallace fails to return home after a works night out in Kilmarnock.

6 December 1999: Police divers on a training course find human limbs in Loch Lomond, north of Glasgow. A full scale search recovers more body parts in the days ahead.

15 December 1999: A human head is found on Barassie Beach, near Troon, by a woman walking her dog.

21 December 1999: Police are granted a warrant for the arrest of William Beggs.

23 December 1999 In a rare legal move the Crown Office allows Strathclyde Police to issue a picture of William Beggs.

28 December 1999: William Beggs is arrested in the Netherlands after he walks into an Amsterdam Police station with a lawyer.

30 December 1999: A Dutch lawyer representing William Beggs says his client will fight extradition proceedings from the Netherlands to Scotland.

9 January 2000: Police divers recover more body parts, belonging to Barry Wallace, from Loch Lomond.

14 January 2000: The Crown Office confirms that it has made a formal request to the Dutch authorities for the extradition of William Beggs.

29 February 2000: Barry Wallace is laid to rest at Grasards Cemetery in Kilmarnock - 87 days after he was last seen alive.

28 March 2000: William Beggs' extradition hearing opens in Amsterdam District Court of Justice.

11 April 2000: The Dutch court grants the extradition of William Beggs to Scotland.

25 April 2000: Dutch lawyers acting for William Beggs lodge an appeal, to the Supreme Court of the Netherlands, against his extradition.

26 September 2000: The Dutch Supreme Court rules that Beggs should be extradited but the decision is referred to the country's justice minister.

15 November 2000: Dutch Justice Minister Benk Korthals upholds the decision to extradite Beggs to Scotland.

22 November 2000: Beggs' legal team launch a last ditch challenge to the extradition order in the Dutch Civil Courts. They argue that media coverage in Scotland has jeopardised his chance of a fair trial.

5 January 2001: The Dutch Court of Justice in the Hague rules that Beggs must be extradited to Scotland to face trial for the murder of Barry Wallace.

9 January 2001: Beggs is extradited to Scotland. He arrives at Edinburgh Airport under police escort.

11 January 2001: Beggs appears in private at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court. He makes no plea or declaration.

18 September 2001: Beggs goes on trial at the High Court in Edinburgh for the murder of Barry Wallace.

12 October 2001: Beggs is convicted of handcuffing, injuring, sexually assaulting and murdering Barry Wallace before dismembering his body.

See also:

12 Oct 01 | Scotland
Beggs guilty of limbs-in-loch murder
12 Oct 01 | Scotland
Former student tells of Beggs terror
12 Oct 01 | Scotland
Beggs' trial: Picture gallery:
12 Oct 01 | Scotland
Beggs' catalogue of violent crime
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