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1. In Christchurch, New Zealand, two teen girls murdered the mother of one of the girls in 1954. What were their first names?
2. The murderers killed Pauline's mother.
3. The two girls plotted the murder for quite some time before it took place. Why did they decide to commit this murder?
4. The girls killed the victim in Victoria Parklands. How did they do it?
5. The girls didn't admit they'd killed Mrs. Reiper. Instead, covered in blood, they ran to the nearby caretakers cottage where there were tea rooms open to the public. They were hysterical when they got there. What did they tell the caretaker?
6. When the police checked the diary of one of the girls, the entire murder plot was there, along with fantastic plans for being together forever and running away to America to sell their novels to movie producers. It also seemed that the girls had a lesbian relationship. The defense team's position was that the girls were 'mad' (insane). The prosecutor in the case said they were simply what?
7. In spite of pleading Not Guilty, it took the jury less than three hours to find them guilty. Their sentence was "to be held at Her Majesty's Pleasure", which is an indeterminate amount of time based upon rehabilitation of the criminal. As a result, how much time did the girls spend in prison?
8. The girls never saw each other again. After their release, they both moved out of New Zealand. Juliet changed her name and eventually became a well known crime mystery novelist. Among her novels is "The Cater Street Hangman", which was turned into a television movie. What did Juliet change her name to?
9. Pauline also changed her name and it was even harder to track her down. She was eventually found to be living in which country?
10. What is the name of the rather strange, fantasy 1994-95 movie based on the Parker-Hulme case starring Kate Winslet?
Source: Author Janeite
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