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Reporting ban in Ana Kriegel murder trial is relaxed

An order restricting the reporting of evidence in the trial of two boys charged with the murder of a schoolgirl in the Irish Republic has been lifted for all but one publisher
An order restricting the reporting of evidence in the trial of two boys charged with the murder of a schoolgirl in the Irish Republic has been lifted for all but one publisher

By Eimear Cotter

An order restricting the reporting of evidence in the trial of two boys charged with the murder of a schoolgirl in the Irish Republic has been lifted for all but one publisher.

A judge varied an earlier ruling that there was to be no further publication of any evidence in the trial of the two 14-year-olds accused of the murder of Ana Kriegel until after the verdicts.

Mr Justice Paul McDermott said the ruling would only apply to one media organisation.

The youths, aged 13 at the time, have pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court in Dublin to the murder of schoolgirl Anastasia 'Ana' Kriegel (14) in Lucan on May 14 last year.

One of the boys has also denied a further charge of aggravated sexual assault.

Ana's body was found by gardai at a disused farmhouse three days after she was reported missing. She was last seen by her father leaving her home at 5pm on the day she disappeared.

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