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IrelandAna Kriegel murder trial: Jurors told they cannot speculate or make up theories about the evidence

18:16  11 june  2019
18:16  11 june  2019 Source:   independent.ie

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A JUDGE has told jurors in the trial of two boys for the murder of Ana Kriegel that they cannot speculate or guess or make up theories about the evidence . Mr Justice Paul McDermott said the jury could rely on lies told by the teenagers as evidence of guilt, but only if the prosecution had

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Ana Kriegel murder trial: Jurors told they cannot speculate or make up theories about the evidence Ana Kriegel

A JUDGE has told jurors in the trial of two boys for the murder of Ana Kriegel that they cannot speculate or guess or make up theories about the evidence.

Mr Justice Paul McDermott said the jury could rely on lies told by the teenagers as evidence of guilt, but only if the prosecution had established, beyond a reasonable doubt, that there was no other innocent explanation.

Ana Kriegel murder trial: Jurors told they cannot speculate or make up theories about the evidence Ana Kriegel

The two accused, who were both aged 13 at the time, have pleaded not guilty before the Central Criminal Court to the murder of 14-year-old Ana Kriegel at Glenwood House, Laraghcon, Clonee Road in Lucan on May 14, 2018.

Boy A has also denied a charge of aggravated sexual assault.

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THE JUDGE IN the trial of two teenage boys accused of murdering Anastasia Kriegel has warned the jury that people lie for many reasons, including He also warned the jury that they could not “guess or make up theories ” in relation to the case. The accused, who are both 14, cannot be named because

Ana Kriegel murder trial: Jurors told they cannot speculate or make up theories about the evidence Ana Kriegel This morning, the judge continued to sum up the evidence in the case for the jury.

He outlined the legal definition of murder as well as aggravated sexual assault, and the legal meaning of intent.

Judge McDermott told the jury that they must consider very carefully the issue of Boy B's presence at the scene.

Ana Kriegel murder trial: Jurors told they cannot speculate or make up theories about the evidence © Provided by The Press Association Ana Kriegel’s parents, Geraldine and Patric Kriegel arriving at the Criminal Courts of Justice in Dublin (PA) He said that mere presence was not participation in a crime, and presence, by itself, being a bystander, did not justify a conviction for murder.

The judge said that it was different if a person did something preparatory, or assisted. That was something quite different, he said, that was an act of participation.

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of Ana Kriégel 's murder has told the jury the prosecution case does not add up in any shape or Mr Colgan said the prosecution had asked the jurors to speculate but the prosecution couldn't point He said the prosecution was asking them to speculate about a copybook mentioning a satanic club. He said they had heard the evidence and this was an attempt by the prosecution to ask the jurors to

Mr Gageby told the jurors he was not going to tell them what their verdict should be - that was a matter for them . He said it was worth thinking about the He said the jurors would perhaps also recognise the terrible effect on the parent of a young teenager brought to trial for such serious offences.

If a person came across a shooting and did nothing, that's not a participant, but it was different if a person sourced a gun for the shooter, or drove the getaway car.

Ana Kriegel murder trial: Jurors told they cannot speculate or make up theories about the evidence © PA Ana Kriegel (Family handout/PA) The judge said the prosecution had to establish beyond a reasonable doubt that Boy B knew what the other boy was going to do.

However, if there was any reasonable explanation, consistent with Boy B not having any knowledge, then the jury must acquit.

The judge also spoke about circumstantial evidence, saying it was circumstances or fact, none of which could separately lead to a conviction, but which taken together may create a conclusion of guilt, beyond a reasonable doubt.

He said there were a large number of pieces of circumstantial evidence, including forensic evidence, in this case, and the jury had to consider each of them, separately and then as a whole, and assess their accumulated weight.

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The judge in the trial of two teenage boys for the murder of 14-year-old Ana Kriégel , has Mr Justice Paul McDermott was continuing his summing up of the law and the evidence in the case. The judge reminded the jurors again that statements made by one person were admissible only against him and not Outlining the definition of murder , Mr Justice McDermott said the jurors had to look at all the

Judge McDermott said the jury must look at the circumstantial evidence as a whole, and in considering that evidence and in reaching a conclusion they must not speculate, or guess or make up theories

Ana Kriegel murder trial: Jurors told they cannot speculate or make up theories about the evidence © PA Ana Kriegel (Family Handout/PA) Judge McDermott asked the jurors to put on their "teenage glasses" and consider the interviews which gardai conducted with the accused through the eyes of a 13-year-old.

The judge also told the jury that views expressed by others or submissions by lawyers did not determine this case, and they, and they alone, were the judges of facts in this case.

Judge McDermott also spoke about lies, saying the prosecution case was that lies were told to cover up guilt and for no other reason.

However, the judge warned the jury that lies had been told in the past by accused people who were innocent.

Ana Kriegel murder trial: Jurors told they cannot speculate or make up theories about the evidence Ana Kriegel He said people may lie because of shame or to conceal disgraceful behaviour. They may also lie out of panic, confusion or out of misjudgement.

To rely on a lie, the judge said that prosecution must establish beyond a reasonable doubt that there was no innocent explanation for the lie.

Ana Kriegel murder trial: Jury retires for day after 30 minutes of deliberations

Ana Kriegel murder trial: Jury retires for day after 30 minutes of deliberations Ana Kriegel murder trial: Jury retires for day after 30 minutes of deliberations , a jury in the trial of two boys accused of murdering Ana Kriegel has retired for the day and will resume in the morning. In his closing address to the jury, Mr Justice Paul McDermott said this was an "unusual case" , involving two juveniles accused of the murder of another, who was only 14 years old. He said the jury must "clinically" and "forensically" examine the evidence.

He said every murder case carried the potential for a manslaughter verdict if the jurors did not find the He said Mr Gageby was asking him to invite the jury to speculate and enter into conjecture by asking Two 14-year-old boys guilty of murdering Ana Kriégel Evidence gave brief glimpse of Ana

Evidence the jury did not hear included details of searches for ‘child porn’ and ‘animal porn’ on boy’s phone. Our website cannot function properly without these cookies. If you disable all cookies it will affect your ability to use Used in context with the website’s pop- up questionnaires and messengering.

The judge has now begun to summarise the evidence to the jury.

The trial continues before a jury of eight men and four women.

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