Kildare Woman To Be Sentenced For Revealing One Of Ana Kriegel’s Murderers

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A 25-year-old woman who posted a photo of one of the two boys who murdered Ana Kriègel has described what she did as “the biggest mistake” she has ever made.

Hazel Fitzpatrick, from Easton Road, Leixlip, Co Kildare, said she knew she shouldn’t reveal his identity but never expected the gardaí to come knocking on her door.

On June 18th 2019, two teenage boys were found guilty of murdering 14-year-old Kildare schoolgirl, Ana Kriègel, at a derelict farmhouse in Lucan, Co Dublin.

Media reporting was prohibiting from naming them throughout their trial due to their ages. Intsead they were merely referred to as ”Boy A” and ”Boy B”.

The court heard Hazel Fitzpatrick was aware that there was also a court order in place when she took a screenshot of a photo she found online purporting to be Boy A, which she then shared on Facebook the day after the verdicts with the caption:

Name and shame the c**ts. Justice was served but they should never be allowed see daylight again. Two sickos

She said she shared it because she was angry and upset and thought it was wrong that their identities were protected.

The court accepted it was a spontaneous and “utterly misguided” foray into criminality.

She’ll be sentenced later this month.