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Guilty: jury convicts teenage boys of murdering schoolgirl Ana Kriegel

Central Criminal Court

(Pictured: Patric and Geraldine Kriegel, parents of murdered schoolgirl Ana Kriegel. Credit: Collins)

A jury has convicted two 14-year-old boys of murdering “lonely and vulnerable” schoolgirl Anastasia Kriegel, whose naked body was found in an abandoned farmhouse three days after she went missing.

Boy A was also found guilty of Ana’s aggravated sexual assault in a manner that involved serious violence to her. Both boys had pleaded not guilty and were on trial at the Central Criminal Court. They cannot be identified because they are minors.

The trial heard evidence that Ana’s blood was found on a “ghoulish mask” that the prosecution ….read more

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"Legal ambush": Boy's defence team sought manslaughter option after jury sent out

Central Criminal Court

(Pictured: Boy A’s defence counsel, Mr Patrick Gageby SC. Credit: Collins)

The defence team representing one of the boys accused of Ana Kriegel’s murder asked the trial judge to allow the jury to consider a verdict of manslaughter for their client.

The application, which came after the jury had begun their deliberations, was described by prosecution counsel Brendan Grehan SC as a “legal ambush”, while Mr Justice Paul McDermott dismissed it saying it was “artificial” and “unrealistic”.

Making the application, Patrick Gageby SC for Boy A said that if the jury found that Boy A assaulted Ana they might not be satisfied ….read more

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Jury continue deliberating in Ana Kriegel trial

Central Criminal Court

The jury in the trial of two boys accused of murdering 14-year-old schoolgirl Anastasia Kriegel, who have spent 11 hours and 24 minutes considering their verdicts, will return to the Central Criminal Court tomorrow to continue their deliberations.

Mr Justice Paul McDermott asked the eight men and four women to return to court at 10am. He further reminded the jury not to talk about the trial to anyone outside their number.

The accused, who are both 14, cannot be named because they are minors. They have each pleaded not guilty to murdering Ana Kriegel at Glenwood House, Laraghcon, Clonee Road, Lucan ….read more

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Ana Krigel trial: what the jury didn't hear

Central Criminal Court

(Pictured: Trial judge Mr Justice Paul McDermott. Credit: Collins)

The jury in the trial of the two boys accused of Ana Kriegel’s murder were prevented from hearing that Boy A had searched online for “child porn” and “animal porn” and had thousands of pornographic images on two mobile phones.

Mr Justice Paul McDermott refused to allow the prosecution to lead the evidence in front of the jury as he said it was “highly prejudicial” to the accused.

The prosecution also wanted the jury to know that Boy A filled out a questionnaire in which he described himself as “strange” and that he thinks ….read more


Psychologist's evidence did not go before Kriegel jury

Central Criminal Court

A clinical psychologist, whose evidence the judge refused to allow go before the jury, said that Boy B was suffering from post traumatic stress disorder after witnessing the assault on Ana and that his lies to gardai did not show that he was guilty of murder.

During legal argument in the absence of the jury, it also emerged that Boy B gave the psychologist further details of what he saw happening to Ana, including seeing her top and pants being “ripped off”, hearing gasping sounds, Ana struggling before “everything stopped” and Ana said nothing.

Boy B told the doctor he did ….read more

23/11/'09 A Jury room in The new EUR140 million Criminal Courts of Justice in Parkgate Street, Dublin 8 pictured this morning after the building was handed over to the Courts Service. The new building houses 22 courts (11 of which have electronic evidence display facilities, 6 have Video Link Facilities). The courts will hear their first criminal case next Wedesday 25th November with a phased relocation of the District Court, District Court Appeal, Circuit Court, Central Criminal Court, Court of Criminal Appeal and Special Criminal Court...Picture , Collins, Dublin.

Ana Kriegel jury ask to view garda interviews

Central Criminal Court

The jury in the trial of two boys accused of murdering Anastasia Kriegel have ceased their deliberations for the week and will return to Central Criminal Court on Monday to continue considering their verdicts.

The jury had spent seven hours and fifteen minutes considering their verdict over three days when Mr Justice Paul McDermott told the eight men and four women they could go home for the weekend. He warned them not to talk about the trial to anyone outside their number and not to pay attention to media reports relating to the trial.

This morning, the foreman of the jury passed ….read more

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