The 15-year-old boy who murdered schoolgirl Ana Kriegel after having sexually assaulted her nearly 18 months ago in the Dublin area has been imprisoned for life.
Ana, 14, was found dead in an abandoned farm in May 2018 and two boys were found guilty of her & # 39; sadistic & # 39; earlier this year. murder.
Boy A, who was also convicted of aggravated sexual abuse, was sentenced to life imprisonment with a 12-year revision period.
The second boy, who is also 15 years old, was sentenced to eight years' imprisonment with a revision after eight years.
The 15-year-old boy who murdered schoolgirl Ana Kriegel (photo) after having sexually assaulted her nearly 18 months ago in the Dublin area has been imprisoned for life
Justice Paul McDermott condemned the boys today in the Central Criminal Court in Dublin and said that the lives of Ana & # 39; s family members & # 39; in the most cruel circumstances were & # 39 ;.
& # 39; A healthy 14-year-old girl, with her future ahead of her and her short life, should not be determined by how she died & said the judge today.
& # 39; Her precious right to life gave her the right to live it to the full, with pleasure, imagination, dance music, a sweet and loving child in a loving family.
& # 39; She hoped for a wider circle of friends, who grew up with some difficulties along the way, but full of variety, potential and ambition.
& # 39; Her family has been robbed, the joy and safety of the Kriegel family shattered in the most cruel circumstances. & # 39;
Ana & # 39; s mother Geraldine spoke at a press conference in Dublin after the conviction and thanked everyone who had supported their family.
Victim: the body of 14-year-old Ana (depicted on a family photo) was found in an abandoned farm in May 2018
& # 39; We would like to express our sincere thanks to Mark O & # 39; Neill and his team and An Garda Siochana who have done everything to find those responsible for the murder of Ana, Siobhan McIntyre, our liaison officer, for the maintaining the family this pain, the legal team, the jury and the judge, the media because they are so understanding, the victim support unit, our family, our friends and our neighbors, & she said.
& # 39; And thanks to all the wonderful people who supported us and sustained us. & # 39;
Ana & # 39; s father Patric added that he finally had justice for his daughter.
& # 39; Justice is served by Ana. The judge has pronounced the sentence and that duty lies solely with him. For our part, we can only say that forever is not long enough, & he said.
& # 39; Think of Ana and hold it somewhere in your heart. & # 39;
Lake Garda inspector John Gordon expressed his condolences to the Kriegel family and paid tribute to the dignity with which they behaved during the trial.
Haunted: Patric and Geraldine Kriegel, the parents of the murdered Ana Kriegel, speak to the media outside the Central Criminal Court in Dublin
& # 39; This is a difficult and complex case and we would like to acknowledge the support and help of the community right now, without their help we would not be where we are now & he said.
The two boys are the youngest convicted murderers in the history of the Irish state and have received lifelong anonymity because of their age.
Both boys are currently in custody at the Oberstown detention center in northern Dublin and will stay there until they are 18.
During the conviction, Mr. McDermott added: & # 39; The evidence given to me by the mother of Ana and everyone who heard it, the deep joy that her and her father Patric brought, I have listened and her evidence read, and nothing could be added to the simple sad truth of what she told us, there is no comfort for them in this process.
& # 39; The murder of Ana has resulted in a life sentence for them, aggravated by the way it took place. & # 39;
Mr. McDermott spoke directly to both boys and said: “Boy A, you have taken the life of Ana Kriegel and subjected her to a frightening sexual and physical attack.
& # 39; Boy B, you actively participated in her murder.
& # 39; You will both have to bear the guilt and shame of your involvement and the devastation that you have inflicted on her family for the rest of your life.
& # 39; Wild and wonderful & # 39 ;: Mrs. Kriegel paid an emotional tribute to her daughter Ana (photo) prior to the sentencing of her two 15-year-old killers
& # 39; Her family must endure their sorrow for the rest of your life.
& # 39; When you are released, you can reconstruct yours in a positive way, I hope you accept it and build on it in your detention.
& # 39; A second chance that you have so wrongly denied Ana Kriegel. & # 39;
At an earlier hearing last month, Ana & # 39; s mother Geraldine Kriegel issued an emotional impact statement in which she said she was being chased by the & # 39; sadistic & # 39; death of her daughter.
& # 39; No one could suspect the evil that was waiting for her. No one could anticipate the darkness that swirled in the souls of those who killed and violated her, & she said.
& # 39; She wanted to live, but she was not allowed to do that. Our lives are being destroyed by what happened to Ana.
& # 39; We can never again view a group of teenage boys in the same way. That cold fear strikes and brings back all horror.
& # 39; Imagine the fear. Imagine the pain she suffered. That will be with us all our lives.
& # 39; We are & # 39; wake up at night and think of the fear she felt when she realized she was going to be killed. & # 39;
A post-mortem study showed that Ana had sustained head and neck wounds and there were indications of sexual abuse consistent with Boy A.'s DNA.
Mrs. Kriegel continued: & # 39; We are walking & # 39; through the house at night and torment us about the torture she has suffered, the terrible pain she has suffered, the sadistic violation of her beautiful, pure and innocent body. & # 39;
& # 39; She was just a little girl with so much hope and dreams and so much love in her that she generously shared with everyone who knew her.
& # 39; Which words can describe how we feel in the loss of our wonderful girl.
& # 39; The pain of living without her is unbearable. There is so much emptiness in our lives without her.
& # 39; Living without Ana is no longer a life, nor is it an existence, it is a misery that we have to endure for the rest of our lives.
& # 39; We have lost our dear daughter. Her brother has lost his sister and every family occasion is drenched in pain and sorrow. & # 39;
On the first day of the murder trial, Mrs. Kriegel told the court that her daughter was very vulnerable, and although she looked older than her 14, she was a & # 39; child inside & # 39; used to be.
The six-week trial heard how police officers read a book with a & # 39; satanic promise & # 39; found in Boy A.'s house
References include those to a & # 39; satanistic cult & # 39 ;, in which a number of & # 39; lines & # 39; described, including no & # 39; talk about Jesus or God, only Satan & # 39 ;.
At the same hearing, the court heard that Boy A accepted that he had caused the death of the 14-year-old.
The teenager watched the previous hearing while his grandfather said the boy & # 39; incredibly sorry & # 39; about the death of Ana.
& # 39; (My grandson) is a loving, kind, caring child who never got into trouble or showed any aggression in my experience with him. He is loved by parents, sister and grandparents, & he said.
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