Female Killers Podcast

Heavenly Creatures: Pauline Parker & Juliet Hulme

April 11, 2019 Season 1 Episode 5
Female Killers Podcast
Heavenly Creatures: Pauline Parker & Juliet Hulme
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Female Killers Podcast
Heavenly Creatures: Pauline Parker & Juliet Hulme
Apr 11, 2019 Season 1 Episode 5
Shevonne
Two girls in an obsessive friendship that caused them to murder one of their mothers
Show Notes Transcript

If you haven’t seen the movie Heavenly Creatures, then I can’t recommend it enough.   You can judge for yourself if it was an obsessive friendship or the two were lovers.  Either way, Pauline and Juliet lived in a fantasy world where they were better than others and only were happy together.  When their reality was threatened, they decided to focus all of their fear and anger towards Pauline’s mother.  For such a horrific and tragic murder, I am in shock that the girls received only five years and new identities.  However, it seems that Pauline is still seeking redemption. Juliet, I am not so sure.




Speaker 1:
0:01
[inaudible] the fairer sex bombshell bitch, mother, girl, boss lady are some of the ways that had been used to describe women killer. It's usually not a word that comes to mind. Welcome to the female killers podcast where we will explore women have killed out of revenge, love for just pure evil.
Speaker 2:
0:52
What of my favorite movies as a teenager was heavenly creatures starring Kate Winslet and Melanie Lynskey. My sister mom and I watched it one night and it was so frightening due to the fact that it was based off a true story that my mom locked her bedroom door when she went to bed.
Speaker 3:
1:16
Yeah.
Speaker 2:
1:17
My sister and I spent hours trying to learn more about this crime and the two teenage girls. However, the Internet was not how it is now in the libraries, didn't have anything on them. Therefore, we were very limited in what we found out. Even then, what we found were some shocking tidbits on the two girls, especially Juliet home. I think it's now time to revisit the case.
Speaker 2:
1:59
Pauline Parker was born in New Zealand to Herbert and a Nora riper at the age of five. Pauline was found to have osteomyelitis. It is a rare condition that is an infection of the bone. This can be painful and cause changes in physical activity. Therefore, Pauline usually had to sit out during those times at school. I mentioned this because this is one of the reasons that she started spending time with Juliet home. Juliet, join Pauline's class and suffered from tuberculosis. She has spent her childhood in Africa because of the belief that warmer climates helped ease the disease. Her family eventually moved to New Zealand due to her father's new job. Instantly the two became inseparable. Juliet was wealthy while Pauline was working class. Therefore, Pauline was enamored with Juliet slide, which included her home, her brother and parents. Even though her parents were not as refined as Julian's parents, they more so her mother were there for her, her sister, and one another. However, she couldn't see that Juliet didn't have that. It caused her to start with sending her life and everything and everyone in it, especially her mother,
Speaker 2:
3:45
Pauline and Juliet where fairy imaginative. He even created their own stories and started calling themselves Gina and Deborra. They were never away from one another and they started isolating themselves. The two thought they were geniuses and others were not as specialist. Then Pauline and Juliet even believed that due to their enlightened states they could enter the fourth world, the magical heavenly world. They believed they reached their enlightenment due to their friendship for two girls wrote different stories about the magical land they actually thought existed. They rose so many stories that they filled up six bucks and this doesn't include the poems and plays that they did as well. This attitude in isolation caused both sets of parents to grow concern that the friendship was not a healthy one.
Speaker 2:
4:56
Juliet suffered a bad bout with tuberculosis and was sent to a sanatorium, which is an establishment for the medical treatment of people who have a chronic illness during the 20th century. This is where a lot of people who were suffering from tuberculosis were sent. Both sets of parents took this as an opportunity to bring some distance between the two girls. However, it was temporary because when Juliet left the sanatorium after three months, Pauline and her continued be intense and obsessive friendship as psychiatrist who Pauline's mother and Nora took Pauline to see from the recommendation of Juliet's father believe the two girls were in a lesbian relationship. When Juliet enter the sanitorium, Pauline's started having sexual encounters with men including a border in her house who fell madly in love with her. After Juliet got out, Pauline quickly broke up with the border and never looked back.
Speaker 2:
6:03
In the movie, it was hinted that the two girls weren't more than just friends. Juliet as an adult came out in 2006 and said that this was a lie, but you have to wonder if it was c Pauline's parents had found out about her affair with the border who was a university student. However, they still believed that Juliet and Pauline were more than friends around this time. Julian's parents were splitting up due to Juliet's mothers infidelity. They decided that it was best if Juliette went to go live with her father in South Africa. The two girls believed that the Pauline would be able to go with her. They excitedly started to make plans. However, they were devastated when they found out that wasn't the case. Even more unfortunate was that they blamed Pauline's mother.
Speaker 2:
7:07
They were for parents, but they blamed only Pauline's mother and Nora. I believe it's because she was the most present in her daughter's life. As I said before, Juliet's parents were more focused on themselves and Pauline's father worked a lot. During this time, Pauline and Juliette decided to kill a Nora. Pauline started planning the murders in her diary, be sort of excerpts from her diary 19 June. Our main idea for the day was to Moider mother. It's a definite plan we intend to carry out. We have worked it out carefully and are thrilled by the idea. Naturally, we feel a trifle nervous, but the pleasure of anticipation is great. 21 June deborra rang and we decided to use a rock in a stocking rather than a sandbag. We discussed the Moider. I feel keyed up as if I were planning a surprise party. 22 June the day of the happy event.
Speaker 2:
8:13
I am writing a bit of this on the morning of the death. I felt very excited and the night before Christmasy last night, I didn't have pleasant dreams though. On June 22nd, 1954 the two girls decided to take Pauline's mother to the park on the pink tense of tea when they were alone. They took the hidden brick in the sock and started striking her bloody Pauline and Juliet ran out of the park screaming that someone had attacked a Nora. Their plan was to make it look like an accident, but Pauline's mother was strict and too many times and the police were instantly suspicious. They found Pauline's diary that night with details of the murder and the arrested. Both girls,
Speaker 2:
9:17
Pauline and Juliet, both pleaded not guilty due to reasons of insanity. However, with statements like the one Juliette gave after being arrested, this didn't hold, which was I would have to be an absolute moron not to. No murder was against the law. Two months later they were found guilty of murder. The murder was so disturbing that the arresting officer commit a suicide. Later on. His daughter was quoted with saying what really got to him was not only that they were the same age as me, but they appeared to be two normal girls. The two girls were sentenced to five years in separate jails, which they served after the prison sentences. They were given new identities. Pauline now known as Hillary. Nathan went to college and became a librarian for a while. In 1997 a journalist found her living in England in a small town as the owner for horse riding school. Pauline sister says that her sister is now a devout Catholic who spends her life in isolation. Juliet now known as Ann Perry, became a crime novelist who has written over 50 bucks. She was interviewed in 2006 and says she was very remorseful. However, I found that she still blamed everyone but herself. The two girls never saw each other again.
Speaker 2:
11:14
If you haven't seen the movie heavenly creatures, then I can't recommend it enough. You can judge for yourself if it was an obsessive friendship or two lovers. Either way. Pauline and Juliette lived in a fantasy world where they were better than others and only we're happy together. When their reality was threatened, they decided to focus all of their fear and anger towards Pauline's mother. For such a horrific and tragic murder. I am in shock that the girls received only five years and new identities, however, is seems Pauline is still seeking redemption. Juliet, I am not so sure. All I know is that these two girls committed a horrific crime. That's this week's episode of the female killers podcasts. Don't forget to join me next week for another episode. Did you love the episode? Please subscribe rate and leave a review. It is very much appreciated and I'll see you again next week.
Speaker 1:
12:53
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