Anyway, I don't go into too much detail of the trial in the book. All I want to know is just a very basic timeline of events. What happens immediately after the confessing guy goes to the authorities, how long does it take before the trial occurs, and how long the trial would likely take.
I could find plenty of links describing actual trials in the Victorian era, and that has helped, but none of them covered a crime where the main perpetrator of the crime confesses, and the victim is still alive and relatively forgiving. I wasn't sure how this might affect things. It seems like it might simplify matters, but I don't know, so I wanted to double check here.