Grand Trunk Railway guard, James Ross, is assaulted by a one-legged tramp and Constable Michael Toohey is shot and killed in the attempt to apprehend the perpetrator
Chief Williams of the London Police Force instructs officers to arrest every tramp in the county matching the description of the suspect
A $500 reward is offered for the capture and delivery of the suspect to any police station in Ontario
A description of the suspect is dispatched to every town and village with a population greater than 150 in Canada and the United States
United States Marshall A. L. Dilley arrests Marion "Peg-leg" Brown in a theatre in Washington State
Brown has been extradited to London. A large crowd eagerly awaits the arrival of the notorious suspect.
Brown's first preliminary hearing is held before a crowd of 400 spectators. Brown insists that the trial will not be fair and impartial as the public is prejudiced against him.
At the request of the defence, Brown's trial is postponed to allow time to prepare their case
Defence attorney, McPhillips concludes his defence by stating that the wrong man is on trial and that none of the ninety witnesses could "show positively that the man who fired the shot at Toohey was Brown."
Brown is found guilty in the murder of Constable Toohey. His is sentenced to hang.
Defence attorney Mr. McPhillips circulates a petition which receives the signatures of over forty lawyers demanding a retrial for the condemned man
Marion "Peg-leg" Brown is hanged in front of a select crowd in the closed off yard of the jailhouse