From Pauline Parker’s Diary of 1954
29th April: I did not tell Deborah (her pet name for Juliet) of my plans for removing mother … the last fate I wish to meet is one in a Borstal…. I am trying to think of some way. I want it to appear either a natural or an accidental death.
19th June: We practically finished our books (the novels the girls were writing together) to-day and our main “ike” for the day was to moider mother. The notion is not a new one, but this time it is a definite plan which we intend to carry out. We have worked it out carefully and are both thrilled with the idea Naturally we feel a trifle nervous, but the pleasure of anticipation is great.
20th June: We discussed our plans for moidering mother and made them a little clearer. Peculiarly enough I have no qualms of conscience (or is it peculiar we are so mad ?).
21st June: We decided to use a brick in a stocking rather than a sandbag. We discussed the moider fully. I feel keyed up as if I was planning a surprise party. So next time I write in the diary mother will be dead. How odd, yet how pleasing.
22nd June: I am writing a little of this up in the morning before the death. I felt very excited and the night before Christmassy last night. I did not have pleasant dreams though.
He said that the girls invented fictional characters, film stars and saints. A diary entry for 12th June, 1954 read, “Eventually we enacted how each saint would make love in bed. We felt exhausted but very satisfied.”
“I have no doubts about their gross homosexuality,” he told the court.
Asked, “Did these young persons when they attacked Mrs. Parker know what they were doing? “
Dr. Medlicott repined, “They knew what they were doing.” “They knew the nature and quality of their act?” “They did.”
“Did they know they were wrong according to the law?”
“They did but they did not recognize the law.”
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Source: Furneaux, Rupert. Famous Criminal Cases V2. London: Wingate, 1955. P.32-49