Judge Bans Reporting Of Ana Kriegel Murder Trial Until Conclusion


The judge in the trial of two teenagers, charged with murdering Anastasia Kriegel, has ordered a restricting of the reporting of evidence in the trial until it ends.

Mr Justice Paul McDermott brought the jury into court before he informed them that he had addressed a legal issue.

“Arising out of that, I firstly want to remind you that in relation to the course of the trial and the determination you have to reach, you must reach that determination in accordance with what you hear in court,” he said.

Justice McDermott also told jury members, of which there are 8 men and 4 women, that there had been considerable media coverage, but that any comment by the media was entirely irrelevant and that they must ignore it.

“Secondly, you may become aware in the course of the next few hours that I’ve made an order, which restricts the reporting of evidence in this trial until its conclusion or until such further order is made,” 

The two boys are on trial at the Central Criminal Court, charged with murdering the Kildare schoolgirl at Glenwood House, Laraghcon, Clonee Road, Lucan on May 14th last year.

The accused, who are both 14, cannot be named because they are minors. They each pleaded not guilty.

Boy A is further charged with Anastasia’s aggravated sexual assault in a manner that involved serious violence to her. He also pleaded not guilty to that count.

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