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Application To Include Fresh Evidence In Boy B's Appeal For The Murder Of Leixlip Girl Denied

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In 2019, a jury unanimously agreed Boy B was guilty of murdering Ana Kriégel.

The Court of Appeal has dismissed an application by Boy B to include fresh evidence in his appeal against his conviction for the murder of school girl Ana Kriégel.

In 2019, a jury unanimously agreed Boy B was guilty of murdering the 14 year old girl and was sentenced to 15 years in detention.

Boy B, who was one of two teenagers found guilty of murdering Ana Kriegal in 2018, is appealing that conviction and his new defence team wanted to introduce fresh psychological evidence in that appeal.

They produced two reports by psychologists, which found the Gardaí’s questioning of the then 13 year old boy was inappropriate and inadequate.

Boy B was questioned on 8 occasions surrounding Ana's murder and changed his story multiple times.

He claims the last interview, in which he is an eye witness but not a perpetrator of the crime, was an accurate recalling of events.

Mr Justice George Birmingham dismissed the application today, describing it as 'radical'.

He said the two psychologists had never met the boy and that the application was nowhere near the threshold that's needed to introduce new evidence to an appeal.

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