A clinical psychologist, whose evidence the judge refused to allow go before the jury, said that Boy B was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder after witnessing the assault on Ana and that his lies to gardai did not show that he was guilty of murder.
The judge in the trial of two teenage boys accused of murdering Anastasia Kriegel has warned the jury that people lie for many reasons, including shame and to conceal "disgraceful behaviour" from their family.
The lawyer for a teenage boy, accused of the murder and aggravated sexual assault of Anastasia Kriegel, has said there was "not one pick of evidence" given by any witness in court that his client intended to kill the schoolgirl or anyone.
Ana Kriegel must have thought "her dreams came true" when she heard that one of the boys accused of her murder wanted to meet her in a local park, a barrister has told the Central Criminal Court.
One of the boys accused of murdering Anastasia Kriegel told a friend that he thought his co-accused was trying to set him up and was a "snake in the grass", the Central Criminal Court has heard.
A copybook containing a "Satanic pledge drawing" and a set of rules including: "No talking about Jesus or God, only Satan", was discovered in the home of one of the boys accused of murdering Anastasia Kriegel, the Central Criminal Court has heard.
One of the boys accused of murdering Anastasia Kriegel broke down crying as he described hearing Ana scream after he said he left her at an abandoned house with Boy A, the Central Criminal Court has heard.
One of the boys accused of Anastasia Kriegel's murder told gardaí that he lied in his first interviews and said he made up a "fake story" because he couldn't really remember what happened and was scared and nervous.
Data from a phone belonging to one of the two boys accused of Anastasia Kriegel's murder contained search engine references to "abandoned places in Lucan" and "the 15 most gruesome torture methods in history," the Central Criminal Court has heard.
When gardaí told one of the two boys accused of Ana Kriegel's murder that her blood was found on his boots he replied, "are you joking me" and asked: "Are you actually being serious about this?" the Central Criminal Court has heard.
One of the boys accused of Anastasia Kriegel's murder told a guidance counsellor that he was "dragged into this mess" by his co-accused and repeated about 10 times that he wasn't the last person to see Ana alive, a Central Criminal Court murder trial has heard.
A dog walker has told the trial of two teenagers, charged with murdering Anastasia Kriegel, that he saw a schoolboy ‘make a beeline’ for the abandoned farmhouse where she is alleged to have been murdered half an hour later.
One of two boys accused of Anastasia Kriegel’s murder claimed that he "hadn’t a clue what happened to her", when asked to make a statement after he and the other boy had disagreed about what happened in front of gardaí.