Sergeant tells court that he saw "look" among the accused boys when asked where they saw Ana Kriegel



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A sergeant testified that he observed a "look" or "look" between the two boys accused of murdering Anastasia Kriegel when they were showing gardaí where they claimed they had seen her for the last time.

Ana's father previously described the possibility of seeing her 14-year-old daughter leave home with one of the boys accused of her murder 20 minutes before her phone calls her mother's office and half an hour before the state believes she she was dead.

Patric Kriegel knew she meant it when she said "it would not be long." She was happy and had "a big smile". However, his wife was "immediately worried" when she learned that Ana had left the house with this boy.

They were giving evidence to the Central Criminal Court today on the second day of the trial of two teenagers accused of murdering student Kildare.

Mr. Kriegel told Brendan Grehan SC, suing, that he looked at the clock as they walked away. It was 5 in the afternoon. It is the case of the state that she was dead at 5:32 pm, when her phone was last active. The prosecution argues that the boy his father saw took her from his home to an abandoned and dirty farmhouse, where he voyeuristically watched the other boy sexually assaulting and murdering her.

The two teenagers are accused of murdering Anastasia at Glenwood House, Laraghcon, Clonee Road and Lucan on May 14 last year. The accused, both 14, can not be identified because they are underage. Each of them pleaded not guilty.

Boy A is still accused of aggravated sexual assault of Anastasia in a way that involved severe violence for her. He also pleaded not guilty to that count.

The parents of Anastasia Kriegel, Geraldine and Patric.

Mr. Kriegel said that his daughter started walking while listening to music at night, since they became brighter. She would never leave home without her blue headphones and knew that there was a strict rule to not leave after dark.

"She loved listening to music. She loved to walk. Sometimes it would take an hour and a half, "he recalled. "At this stage, I might know where she was. We have an app, Find my iPhone. We could see exactly where she was. But she let the family share the app and then I could not see where she was. "

This inability to see her location was how things were when she disappeared.

He remembered being in the garden when he heard the bell ringing at 4:05 pm that day. He heard the door open and went into the hall. He did not expect it to go to Ana, as no one ever called her. The trial has heard that she was a loner.

"I saw Ana at the front door talking to someone, but she was whispering," he said. "I think a lot of teenagers seem to whisper a lot."

He said that she went up the stairs very quickly and came back with her distinctive black hood.

"I said, 'Ana, you know you should study,' because she had tests the next week," he recalled. "She said," Oh, no one told me that. I said, "Okay, but do not delay." She said, "No, I will not be long," and I believe she meant it. I knew the way she said, "No, I will not be long," she meant just that. "

She gave me a big smile when she left. She was happy.

"I had forgotten to ask where she was going," he explained. "Usually I would ask."

Then he looked out the front window and saw her walking toward the local park with a boy, now known as Boy B.

He checked his watch and it was five o'clock.

Later, Grehan showed him a photo of CCTV, capturing them leaving a minute later. He identified his daughter in silence, walking a few steps behind boy B.

"It looks like they're not talking either because of the distance between them," Kriegel noted.

His wife, Geraldine Kriegel, had already described her daughter as "very immature, a child inside."

"Outside she looked older and liked wearing makeup, but inside she was much younger than her years," she told Mr. Grehan.

She explained that she had no friends in particular, as well as her cousins ​​and another adopted Russian girl.

"She really wanted to have her own friends," she said, explaining that she had just made a friend.

"That was very special for her," she said. "I was very happy for her because she needed it."

However, Ana was very happy at home and loved her family, she said.

Mrs. Kriegel was annoyed when asked to describe the day Anna had disappeared.

"I woke her up and kissed her," she said, remembering it was 8:15 am.

Mrs. Kriegel had also written a note so she could leave school early in the afternoon to attend her weekly counseling session. She knew from her retired husband that she had gone to counseling as planned that day.

"She tried to call me at three-four-four-four, but I was in the middle of a meeting, so I sent word to her to say that I would call her as soon as I could," she continued.

She explained that her daughter used to call her all the time and that they were always in touch.

She had tried to call Ana from the train home from work around 5:10 p.m., but switched to voice mail.

Mrs. Kriegel arrived home 10 minutes later and went to her husband in the backyard.

"It was a beautiful day, very sunny, very hot," she reminded him.

She asked where her daughter was and he said she had gone out with boy B.

"I told her what she was doing to him. He has nothing to do with her. No one cares about Ana. I was immediately worried, "she said. "She had no friends. I could not understand.

She said it was so unusual that she was worried.

"I texted her and said only two words:" House now, "she said.

That was about 5:25 pm and she got no answer.

"We were so worried that I texted her again:" Now answer or I'm calling the police, "she continued.

I was feeling like a paranoid mother, super protective and then terrified.

She got no answer and left the house immediately, walking in the direction where her husband had seen Ana go. Having no luck on foot, the couple later sought further afield by car. She also joined Facebook to find the surname of Boy B.

They finally reported their lack to Leixlip Gardaí shortly after 9pm. She described Ana as gardaí as a communicator, who "would always" respond, even if she was annoyed with her.

"She answered me back to say that I'm not responding," she commented.

For her not to respond sounded serious alarms.

"I was terrified," she said.

"She always brought her headphones and they were home," she continued. "She had no money."

She said police quickly tracked down Boy B's house and both the family and the gardai spent the next few days looking for their daughter.

She saw two boys in the park with the gardaí the next day. She recognized Boy B, but not the other boy.

"He was limping badly," she said of this boy.

It is the case of the State that boy A suffered this mania during the fight with Ana.

She agreed that Garda's liaison officer contacted her on May 17 and reported that a girl's body had been found in an abandoned house in Lucan. She and her husband traveled to the Dublin city morgue the next day to identify the remains of their daughter.

Grehan asked her to identify a phone number found in her daughter's phone records after her disappearance. The Dublin number had been ringed by Ana's phone at 5:20 pm the day she disappeared.

"This is my boss," she said, confirming that it was her work number.

Sergeant says Boy A gave Boy B a look & # 39;

Sgt. John Dunne from Leixlip Garda station told Grehan that he had telephoned Boy B's house on the morning of Tuesday, May 15, the day after Ana had disappeared.

In the presence of his mother, Boy B told Sgt Dunne that he had phoned Anne the night before on behalf of his friend Boy A. He told Sgt Dunne that Anne liked Boy A, but Boy A was not interested in having a relationship with her.

He told Sgt Dunne, according to garda, that he walked with Anne in St. Catherine's Park and met boy A.

He stated that the meeting was organized by Boy A so that Ana would know he was not interested in her. He said that he and Ana met Boy A in the park and Boy A and Ana had the conversation and that was it. They then went home.

Sergeant Dunne said that Boy B led him on the route that Boy B said he had walked with Ana.

He said that Boy B pointed out where he had seen Boy A and pointed out where they met.

After that, said Sergeant Dunne, boy B told him that Ana went north, boy A headed south, and boy B came out to see his grandmother.

Sergeant Dunne later said that he, Sergeant Aonghus Hussey, Boy B, Boy A, and Boy A's father began to walk the route together.

Sergeant Dunne said the two boys were leading them. They walked on the opposite side of a hedge, Boy B had shown the garda earlier. It was a "small variation," the witness agreed.

They continued to the point where Boy B stopped. Boy B said he had stopped there and did not go any further, said Sergeant Dunne.

Mr. Grehan asked the garda what he was observing at that stage.

Sergeant Dunne said he noticed Boy A taking a look at Boy B. "It was a look," he said. Nothing was said and it was a very brief interaction, he added.

He said he was also observed by his colleague, Sgt Hussey. "I also looked at Sergeant Hussey," said Sergeant Dunne.

He said that Sergeant Hussey continued with boy A and his father while he, Sgt Dunne and boy B, walked to a building where it was decided that a statement about the route would be needed because there was a difference between the two. provided.

Sergeant Dunne said that he went to Boy B's house, where he informed Boy B's mother that the route had "changed significantly" since the initial route provided earlier that morning.

He said that he traveled to the station of Leixlip Garda with boy B and his mother where a statement was taken. He said that Boy B's mother was happy to clarify.

After the statement, he said he left boy B and his mother at home and thanked them for their help.

The trial continues tomorrow morning before Judge Paul McDermott and a jury of eight men and four women.

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