Date Of Execution: 14 Aug 1894
Execution Place: Newgate
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..