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The Criminal Court has heard that one of the two boys accused of the murder of Ana Kriégel told detectives he saw Boy A take off Ana’s clothes and choke her as she pleaded for him to stop.

During the fifth interview conducted after his arrest in May of last year, Boy B told Gardaí that he went into the house where Ana’s body was found, with Boy A and Ana, shortly prior to her death.

He told detectives that he say Boy A “flip her and choke her” but added that he didn’t know what was going on and that he was “shook”.

He added that Boy A started taking off Ana’s clothes before looking back at Boy B, Boy B added that he then ran away.

He said that’s when he heard Ana scream.

Boy B said that Ana was beginning to cry as Boy A took off her clothes and kept saying “No, no, don’t do this”.

Both boys have pleaded not guilty to the murder of Ana Kriégel and Boy A has pleaded not guilty to a further charge of sexual assault against Ana on May 14th 2018 at Glenwood House, Lucan, Co. Dublin. Both boys were 13 years of age at the time and are now both 14.

The trial continues before Mr Justice Paul McDermott and a jury of eight men and four women.

-Daniel Potter