Robert Wood, an artist, was tried for the murder atea prostitute Emily Dimmock and acquitted after a defence by Edward Marshall Hall. Kerrfeatured the case in the episode "The Robert Wood Trial".
It was a savage but skilful attack on her from the nature of the area. Marshall Hall was convinced of Wood's innocence, and prostitute of the fallibility of the prosecution case. He borrowed a key from a neighbour, and upon entering found Phyllis lying naked on the bed, throat camden from ear to ear.
They did, after retiring for 15 minutes camdrn 7. A former girlfriend of Wood's, Ruby Young, recognised his handwriting on a postcard found in Dimmock's room, which had been published in many newspapers; she mentioned the similarity of the handwriting to a friend who worked in Fleet Street.
The judge Mr Justice Grantham departed from the pro-conviction stance he was expected to take mid-summing up, and made it clear he thought the jury should acquit. After initial difficulty, the police investigation led by Inspector Neill centred on Robert Camdenn, an artist.
Nothing much had been taken from the flat, and the motive was a mystery; the case quickly became a sensation.