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Ana Kriegel’s killers prevented from seeing each other’s full probation reports

The boys, both 14, known as Boy A and Boy B, were found guilty in June of the murder of the teenager.

Ana Kriegel was murdered last May (Family handout/PA)
Ana Kriegel was murdered last May (Family handout/PA)

Two teenagers who murdered a 14-year-old girl will be prevented from seeing each other’s full probation reports.

The boys, both 14, known as Boy A and Boy B, were found guilty in June of the murder of Ana Kriegel, whose naked body was found in an abandoned farm house in Lucan, Co Dublin, last May after the 14-year-old had been reported missing by her parents.

Boy A was also convicted of aggravated sexual assault.

Both boys have been granted lifelong anonymity due to their age.

The pair are the youngest convicted murderers in Ireland’s history and sentencing has so far been delayed for the compilation of a number of psychiatric, probation and social work reports.

In Dublin’s Central Criminal Court on Monday, Counsel for the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Brendan Grehan SC applied to the court that only “edited” versions of the boys’ probation reports be given to the respective defence team.

Justice Paul McDermott agreed that only evidence in the report relating to the crime should be made available to each solicitor and not “anything pertaining to personal circumstances”.

Both Boy A and Boy B’s legal teams had no objections to the applications.

Justice McDermott also indicated that he would be limiting the amount of media that would be permitted in the courtroom during sentencing on October 29.

Only five members of the media will be able to be present in the court room, with overflow of journalists being accommodated in another room in the court building.

Mr McDermott added that the move was in order to “maintain an appropriate environment for a children’s case” and that it was not “unusual or extraodinary” and is frequently done in children’s court.

Both boys remain at Oberstown Children Detention Campus in North Dublin.

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