A boy accused of the murder and violent sexual assault of Ana Kriégel told his co-accused he planned to kill the girl a month previously, the Central Criminal Court has heard.

The co-accused, Boy B, told gardaí in an interview he thought Boy A was joking when he told him he wanted to kill the 14-year-old girl.

Boy B told detectives he called for Ana that day on Boy A’s behalf because Boy A told him he wanted to talk to her about “relationship issues.” He said he thought we was doing Boy A a “friendly favour”.

He denied knowing his co-accused was planning to kill Ana in the abandoned house where her body was later found.