Two 13-year-olds have now been charged with the murder of 14-year-old Ana Kreigel on May 14.
A second 13-year-old boy has been charged with the May 14 murder of 14-year-old Irish schoolgirl Ana Kriegel. He was charged before the Children's Court in Smithfield, Dublin, on Thursday morning.
Arrested at his home early Thursday, the young teenager made no reply to the charge when he appeared in court, sitting quietly alongside his mother. He responded “yes” when asked if this was his first time to appear in court.
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He will now be remanded to Oberstown Detention Centre until his next appearance on July 18.
Kriegel was born in Russia and adopted at the age of two by her Irish mother and French father.
A postmortem found that she died from repeated blows with blunt force objects.
Police believe she was beaten to death with sticks, bricks, blocks, and rocks, the Mirror reports. She was found without her clothing, and it is believed she was a victim of sexual assault.
As a child, the suspects are entitled to anonymity, a protection provided by the Children’s Act and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. No details of his name or address can be released.