Boy B was one of two teen boys convicted in the death of 14-year-old Ana Kriegel

Boy B, one of the two 15-year-olds who is convicted of murdering schoolmate Ana Kriegel in 2018, has formally lodged an appeal for his conviction.

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In May 2018, 14-year-old Ana Kriegel was lured to a derelict farmhouse on the outskirts of Dublin where she was assaulted and murdered by two 13-year-old schoolmates, known only as Boy A and Boy B. She was reported missing by her parents and police discovered her body three days later.

While both Boy A and Boy B were found guilty of Kriegel’s murder, Boy A was additionally found guilty of aggravated sexual assault. On November 5, Boy A was sentenced to life imprisonment with a possibility of review in 12 years, and Boy B was sentenced to 15 years in prison with a possibility of review in eight years.

With their convictions, Boy A and Boy B became the youngest convicted murderers in the history of the Irish state. Under Irish law, they will be granted lifelong anonymity should they choose.

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The Irish Times reports that Boy B lodged his appeal ahead of the end of the post-sentencing 28-day deadline.

Boy A has not lodged an appeal.

The Irish Times noted that given the young age of Boy B, the courts could expedite his appeal hearing. Boy B is understood to not accept the jury’s unanimous guilty verdict that was handed down this summer but does admit feeling regret to not stopping Boy A from assaulting and killing Kriegel.

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