Habitual burglar and thief Edward Te Whiu, 20, was caught red-handed by 27-year-old Mrs. Florence Smith when he broke into her home in Ruatangata, New Zealand, during the night of April 28th, 1955. He beat her to death, but was soon caught trying to use one of her cheques. He was hanged on Thursday, August 18th, 1955, at Auckland Prison.