UPDATED: The Justin Chapman case serves as an example of repeated breakdowns at nearly every level of the criminal justice system in Georgia. Here are the steps showing how the Chapman case unfolded. This article has now been updated with details about where the system’s breakdowns took place, and the effects they had on the case.
Justin Chapman’s case has seen many twists and turns since the 2006 arson fire that took his neighbor’s life. This timeline marks the major events in the case. More events will be added to the timeline with each episode as Chapman’s story unfolds.