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Ireland'Leave your emotions outside the door,' judge advises Ana jury

21:25  16 june  2019
21:25  16 june  2019 Source:   independent.ie

Ana Kriegel trial: Judge tells jurors to 'exclude sympathy' from deliberations

Ana Kriegel trial: Judge tells jurors to 'exclude sympathy' from deliberations Jurors in the trial of two boys accused of murdering Ana Kriegel have been told to leave their emotions outside the door when they begin their deliberations. Mr Justice Paul McDermott told the jury to exclude normal sympathy and empathy from the decision-making process. The judge has begun giving his charge to the jury. 

The jury fulfils a very important role in the legal system in Ireland. Who are the jury and why is a jury not required in every case? The jury consists of 12 members of the public who sit in a box to one side of the judge . This decision is left up to the judge following submissions made by both sides .

The judge announced, so far, juries have not been able to reach a verdict on either charge. She told them to continue deliberating. Ray Tensing leaving the courtroom after Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Megan Shanahan announced a hung jury , with instructions for them to further deliberate

'Leave your emotions outside the door,' judge advises Ana jury Ana Kriegel

Leave your emotions outside the door, be independent of mind and act on the evidence.

Put on your "teenage glasses" and consider the Garda interviews with the accused through the eyes of a 13-year-old.

This was some of the advice given by the judge to jurors as they retired to consider a verdict in the trial of two boys accused of murdering Ana Kriegel.

The accused, who were aged 13 at the time, have pleaded not guilty before the Central Criminal Court to murdering 14-year-old Ana at Glenwood House, Clonee Road in Lucan on May 14, 2018. One of the boys, Boy A, also denies a charge of aggravated sexual assault.

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.

I direct the jury to disregard the statement that … Jurors may be excused. Keep your voice up. Make your application to Judge (…). May the record reflect…? May I have it? Members of the jury , you are instructed to disregard… Did you post bail for (X’s) release? Did you advise (someone) of his rights?

The words jury and judge have become so commonplace, and so used to hearing and seeing these words in print that we hardly pay attention to their differences. Both are words that pertain to posts and people holding similar posts and performing similar functions.

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

In his charge to the jury, Mr Justice Paul McDermott said jurors must be "clinical in their analysis of the facts".

The judge said it would be impossible not to have sympathy for the bereaved family in this case.

'Leave your emotions outside the door,' judge advises Ana jury © Independent.ie Ana Kriegel

It would also be impossible not to have a degree of empathy for the families of the accused and the situation they had been placed in.

However, he told jurors to leave their emotions outside the door when they begin their deliberations.

It was essential for jurors to be independent in mind and act on the evidence, he added.

The judge said there was a large amount of evidence for them to examine, and it had to be done "forensically and clinically".

Jury in Ana Kriegel trial to resume deliberations this morning

Jury in Ana Kriegel trial to resume deliberations this morning The jury is expected to continue its deliberations at 10am.

Emotions have run high during Saskatchewan farmer Gerald Stanley's murder trial — so high the judge had to tell people in the gallery to stop snickering and muttering words under Popescul's stern order about court conduct was one of the things the five men and seven women on the jury didn't hear.

A federal judge ruled that the actions of Julian P. Heicklen, charged with jury tampering for protesting outside a Manhattan courthouse Judge Wood added that she would not “stretch the interpretation” of the statute to cover speech that was “not meant to influence” a juror’s actions in a specific case.

He reminded the jury that if they had a "reasonable doubt" on the evidence they must acquit.

In his closing address, Patrick Gageby SC, for Boy A, asked the jury to consider if there was any real or solid evidence that his client planned to kill Ana or anyone.

In his address, Damien Colgan SC, for Boy B, said there was "nothing to support the prosecution case" against his client.

"If you believe what Boy B said, he didn't know what was to happen to Ana on the day in question and there was no plan or preparation then that's the end of it, you find him not guilty."

The jury was sent out last Wednesday to consider its decision.

They have been deliberating for more than seven hours and are due to resume their deliberations tomorrow.

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