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IrelandAna Kriegel trial: 'Scared and nervous' boy accused of murder told gardai he lied in earlier interviews

19:15  22 may  2019
19:15  22 may  2019 Source:   independent.ie

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He claimed he lied because he initially got confused about his movements in the park and felt he couldn’t change his story without arousing He sounded more like a young adult at a job interview than a 13-year-old boy accused of murder . In short, up to that point he appeared more than a match

ONE OF THE boys accused of Anastasia Kriegel ’s murder told gardaí that he lied in his first interviews and said he made up a “fake story” because he couldn’t really remember what happened and was scared and nervous . Boy B said that when he remembered the truth he felt he couldn’t go

Ana Kriegel trial: 'Scared and nervous' boy accused of murder told gardai he lied in earlier interviews Tragic: Schoolgirl Ana Kriegel (14) was killed in May of last year, and her body was found in an abandoned house in Lucan, Dublin

A BOY accused of murdering Ana Kriegel told gardai he had lied in earlier interviews and he met his co-accused in a different area of the park to where he'd previously told them, a trial heard.

During the fourth interview, Boy B told gardai he was going to re-tell the story as "what I told you yesterday was a lie".

Boy B also said he had originally given a "fake story" to gardai investigating Ana's disappearance because he couldn't really remember where he'd met Boy A in the park.

He was "scared and nervous" at the time, and once he did remember he felt he couldn't go back.

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Read more: Boy A and Boy B guilty of murdering Ana Kriégel Evidence gave brief glimpse of Ana, a He said it was exceptional to have two children on trial for murder . And he would take whatever Over eight interviews over two arrests, the boy told lies about what he knew or saw, repeated them

One of the boys accused of Anastasia Kriegel 's murder told gardaí that he lied in his first interviews and said he made up a "fake story" He has pleaded not guilty to that count. On May 24 and 25, 2018 Boy B was interviewed five times at Finglas garda station. The jury has been viewing

"I had already given a statement so I kept to the story", he said.

The two youths, aged 13 at the time, have pleaded not guilty before the Central Criminal Court to the murder of Ana Kriegel (14) at Glenwood House, Laraghcon, Clonee Road in Lucan on May 14 last year.

One of the boys, Boy A, has also denied a charge of aggravated sexual assault.

It is the prosecution case that Boy B "lured" Ana to the derelict farmhouse and watched as the other boy sexually assaulted and murdered her.

This morning, the jurors continued to watch the video footage of interviews which gardai conducted with Boy B at Finglas Garda Station on May 24 and May 25, 2018.

Present during the first three interviews were Boy B, his mother, his solicitor David Powderly, Detective Garda Donal Daly and Detective Sergeant (now Inspector) Damien Gannon.

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A BOY accused of murdering Ana Kriegel initially refused to call to her house for her but agreed to Boy B told garda interviewers that he and Boy A were in his bedroom chatting when Boy A The jury has begun to hear the first interview which gardai conducted with Boy B at Finglas Garda Station.

Boy B lied to gardaí because he was traumatised, Boy B’s defence counsel Damian Colgan SC He also suggested Boy B was scared of Boy A who was bigger and stronger than him and knew Boy B has pleaded not guilty to the murder of the girl on the same date. The accused were 13 at the time of

During the fourth interview, Barry Powderly was Boy B's solicitor.

Ana Kriegel trial: 'Scared and nervous' boy accused of murder told gardai he lied in earlier interviews © Colin Keegan, Collins Agency, Dublin 14-year-old schoolgirl Ana Kriegel's body was discovered at this derelict house in Clonee, Lucan last year At the start of this interview, which began at 10.11am on May 25, 2018, Boy B said he wanted to clarify something.

"So I'm going to re-tell the story", he said, "What I told you yesterday was a lie".

Boy B said Boy A asked him to call for Ana, and though he initially refused he gave into his "whinging".

Boy B said he went to Ana's house after he and Boy A agreed to where to meet in the park.

Boy B said he got Ana and went into the park. He said he did not meet Boy A in the spot where he'd previously said.

Boy B said he and Ana walked over towards the BMX track and he met Boy A near it.

Boy B said he let Ana talk to Boy A for a while, but he stayed back to give them some privacy to talk. He then got bored and left.

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Ana Kriegel ’s murder trial heard 16 hours of Boy B’s interviews with Detective Garda Donal Daly and Detective Inspector Damien Gannon over the What I told you yesterday was a lie .” He said Boy A came to his house on 14 May asking him to call for Ana. At first Boy B said no but then, he said, “I

In his second interview Boy B told gardai that he was satisfied with how he had been treated Gardai asked him to tell them about Ana and he replied that she was "different". He said she was He is not a rational thinker.” The trial continues in front of Justice McDermott and a jury of eight men and

Ana Kriegel trial: 'Scared and nervous' boy accused of murder told gardai he lied in earlier interviews Ana Kriegel (Family Handout/PA)

"That's the truth", he said.

Boy B told gardai that he was "scared and nervous" when he first spoke to gardai investigating Ana's disappearance and he couldn't really remember where he met Boy A, so "I made it up".

Once he did remember, Boy B said he couldn't go back because he had already given a statement so he "kept to the story".

Insp Gannon put it to Boy B that it wasn't until he was confronted with facts that he told the truth.

"So now you have to tell me everything, I mean absolutely everything", he said.Asked why the boys had arranged to meet at the BMX track, Boy B said he didn't know.

The court heard that the BMX track was close to the abandoned house where Ana's body was found.

Asked by Insp Gannon if he had been in the abandoned house that day (May 14})Boy B said "on the day I wasn't but I was before, yeah".

Ana Kriegel trial: 'Scared and nervous' boy accused of murder told gardai he lied in earlier interviews Ana Kriegel During interview three, gardai played a number of CCTV clips to Boy B.

He identified Boy A in CCTV footage in the park at 4.57pm and again at 5.04pm.

Gda Daly put to it to Boy B that there were inconsistencies in his account, and that what he had told gardai did not match the CCTV footage.

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A BOY ACCUSED of murdering Ana Kriegel told gardaí he saw Boy A “flip” the teenage girl onto In interviews conducted with gardaí at Finglas Garda Station, Detective Garda Donal Daly told Boy In an earlier part of the interview , Boy B told officers that he entered the abandoned house as Boy

His co- accused , Boy A, is accused of violently sexually assaulting and murdering the 14-year-old schoolgirl. During his evidence today, Boy B's When he asked him why he told lies , Boy B's father said he told him he was afraid of Boy A. Under cross-examination, he described his son as "very

Gda Daly told Boy B that he wanted the truth, "please, please, please tell us the truth", he said.

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The trial continues before Mr Justice Paul McDermott and a jury of eight men and four women.

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