A teenage boy has been found guilty of murdering a mother-of-two in Dublin.
The 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named because he’s underage, stabbed Mongolian national Urantsetseg Tserendorj as she walked home from work on January 20th last year.
She died nine days later in hospital.
The country was in lockdown at the time with few if any people on the streets at that time.
Ms Tserendorj was confronted by the accused boy asking for money. When she told him she did not have any, the teenager stabbed her in the neck, a wound which severed the artery supplying blood to her brain.
It happened at the walkway between St George’s Dock and Custom House Quay.
A post-mortem revealed her death was caused by a lack of oxygen to her brain in the neck wound below her right ear.
CCTV footage showed the accused on a bicycle confronting the woman on the date in question.
When gardaí attended the accused boy’s home on 21 January 2021, he told them “I did it, I stabbed that girl, I robbed her, it was me. I stabbed that woman at CHQ“.
Because of his age, a mandatory life sentence doesn’t apply so he has been remanded in custody ahead of his sentence hearing on December 21st.