Pauline Parker, 16, and Juliet Hulme, 15, were found guilty of killing Pauline's mother Honora Mary Parker with a brick in a sock. The murder took place on 22 June 1954. The jury rejected a plea by the defence that the girls were not guilty on the grounds of insanity. View digitised content from Christchurch newspapers at the time of the trial and articles written since. http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Heritage/Digitised/ParkerHulme/ The movie about the murder - Heavenly creatures - was released in 1994.