Prosecution counsel in the Mitchelstown murder trial told the jury there was ample evidence for a guilty verdict but the defence said the jury could not be satisfied beyond reasonable doubt as there was “doubt all over the place”.
Wed, 04 Dec, 2019
The parents of a man beaten to death by a neighbour who was undergoing a psychotic episode have told the Central Criminal Court that it is "unacceptable" that someone so dangerous and known to mental health services was living just a few doors from their "defenceless" son.
Tue, 09 Jul, 2019
The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) is concerned that issues relating to the identification of the two boys convicted of murdering Anastasia Kriegel will "flare up" when it comes to sentencing later this month.
Fri, 05 Jul, 2019
A judge will decide on Monday whether a newspaper editor is responsible for a front-page story during the Ana Kriegel murder trial that led to his newspaper being barred from reporting the court proceedings.
Thu, 04 Jul, 2019
A Central Criminal Court judge has granted leave to issue a contempt of court motion after a journalist allegedly named one of the boys convicted of Ana Kriegel's murder twice on a Cork radio show.
Thu, 27 Jun, 2019
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.
Tue, 18 Jun, 2019
The lawyer for a teenage boy, accused of the murder and aggravated sexual assault of Anastasia Kriegel, has asked the jury to consider if there is any “real evidence” that his client had planned “any of this at all”.
Mon, 10 Jun, 2019
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.
Fri, 07 Jun, 2019
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.
Thu, 30 May, 2019
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.
Wed, 29 May, 2019
Prosecutors have been given a date in December to argue that the five-year jail term given to Kerry farmer Michael Ferris, who drove the prongs of a teleporter into his neighbour after a decades-long row about a noisy bird-scarer, was “unduly lenient”.
Mon, 27 May, 2019
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.
Wed, 15 May, 2019
Blood patterns in the room where 14-year-old Anastasia Kriegel's body was found indicate she was struck several times with a weapon while she lay on the floor, a blood spatter analyst has told the trial of the two boys accused of her murder.
Tue, 14 May, 2019
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.
Thu, 09 May, 2019
A boy who said he had been beaten up in a woods in the park where Anastasia Kriegel was last seen looked "like a rabbit caught in the headlights" and wouldn't engage, a park ranger has told the trial of the two boys accused of her murder.
Tue, 07 May, 2019
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.
Fri, 03 May, 2019