British Executions

Zsiga Pankotia

Age: 31

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 29 Jun 1961

Crime Location: Chalwood Avenue, Street Lane, Leeds

Execution Place: Leeds

Method: hanging

Executioner: Harry Allen


Zsiga Pankotia murdered Eli Myers 50 after he had won £1275 on the football pools.

He went to his house to burgle it but Eli returned early and they had a fight in which Eli died.

At his trial Zsiga Pankotia claimed that Eli could well have died from his weak heart and not as a result of the injuries inflicted by Zsiga Pankotia, however, the jury decided that he was guilty and he was hung.

see A Calendar Of Murder, Criminal Homicide In England Since 1957, Terence Morris and Louis Blom-Cooper