British Executions

Paul Koezula

Age: 24

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 14 Aug 1894

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Newgate

Method: unknown

Executioner: unknown


Paul Koezula, a twenty four year old German immigrant was convicted, along with another German called Schmerfedlt, of strangling a lodging house keeper, Mrs Rasch, in Shaftes- bury Avenue. Schmerfedlt was sentenced to death but reprieved; Koezula pleaded his innocence as he was led to the gallows. He was hanged by James Billington and Thompson on the 14th August 1894 at Newgate..