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Parker–Hulme murder case: Brother of teen murderess speaks out

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sun, 14 Apr 2024, 11:07am
Pauline Parker and Juliet Hulme on their way to court in 1954. Photo / Christchurch Star
Pauline Parker and Juliet Hulme on their way to court in 1954. Photo / Christchurch Star

Parker–Hulme murder case: Brother of teen murderess speaks out

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sun, 14 Apr 2024, 11:07am

In 1954, Pauline Parker and Juliet Hulme were convicted of one of the most infamous and high-profile murders in the history of New Zealand.

The brutal beating of Honora Rieper made headlines all over the world, and got more exposure in the 1990s following the release of Sir Peter Jackson's Heavenly Creatures.

Seventy years on, the brother of one of the teen murderesses, Jonathan Hulme, appeared on Anna Leask's A Moment In Crime to discuss the aftermath of the case.

Podcast host and senior journalist Anna Leask says Jonathan Hulme wanted to tell the world what his sister was really like- as our collective understanding of mental health has evolved over the years.

"After she died, he just had this growing compulsion to speak out and let people know what she was really like, what her life as really like, he just wanted people to have a better understanding of her."

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