You are a student at the University of London, and a passionate supporter of socialist ideals. You have even been arrested for your beliefs.
For quite a long time you have been dating Jane Cornwall, Lord Cornwall's daughter. The relationship with Jane has been a secret, no one in Jane's family is aware of it, and only Henry the servant knows. You have been inside the Cornwall home many times to get to Jane's room. She even gave you a copy of the house keys to assist you in secretly meeting with her.
However, a few days before the murder, Jane and her brother left London.
What's more, Jane hadn't even warned you about this. When you, as usual in the evening, went to the Cornwall house, you were met by Henry, who informed you that Jane had broken up the relationships and dumped you, and never wants to see you again. To make sure of this, she left London. You, shocked, cannot believe it! There were no sings of this and your relationship with Jane was fine. As such, you decided to speak with Jane personally and, despite Henry's dissatisfaction, you kept coming round to the house every day to wait for her.
On the day of the murder, you were waiting near the Cornwall house when the police noticed and placed you under arrest. Considering your ''revolutionary''record, it's going to be difficult to explain to the police what you were doing there.
On top of this, you don't want anyone to know about your relationship with Jane - such information could have a negative impact on her reputation as well as on yours (she is the daughter of one of the richest men in London, you are almost a leading-light in the revolutionary movement). On the way to the Cornwall's house, you saw Svenson, the assistant to that fraudster medium, Poitier. Perhaps Svenson had been negotiating with Cornwall about the next seanse, which, according to Jane, the Lord had loved so much. Jane had recently told you about one of these seances, which she and her brother, with her father, had attended. From your recollections, they had been talking about the will during the seanse, though further details you, unfortunately, cannot remember.