Revisit the 1890 Birchall-Benwell Affair, one of the most sensational murder cases in Canadian history.
Reginald and Florence Birchall are a couple that pose as British aristocrats in Oxford County, Ontario. Rex, as he likes to be called, seems to have a well thought plan to get rich by luring young Englishmen to Canada promising them wealth and luxury that they can achieve on a fictional farm.
The scam is revealed once the body of Frederick C. Benwell, one of Rex's "business partners", is found in the Blenheim Swamp. The primary suspect is Reginald Birchall, who is arrested and trialed because of a key witness: Douglas Pelly, one of his victims who managed to avoid the scam and death.
The trial takes place in Woodstock and the jury reach the verdict...