Ana Kriegel Murder Trial: Notebook containing satanic pledge drawing found in home of Boy B

Trial of two boys for murder of Kildare schoolgirl Ana Kriegel is ongoing at the Central Criminal Court

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Ana Kriegel Murder Trial: Notebook containing satanic pledge drawing found in home of Boy B

The late Anastasia (Ana) Kriegel

A copybook containing a "Satanic pledge drawing" and a set of rules including: "No talking about Jesus or God, only Satan," was discovered in the home of one of the boys accused of murdering Anastasia Kriegel, the Central Criminal Court has heard.

The Aisling copybook also had a number of pentagrams drawn inside and a list of names including those of the two accused.

The accused, who are both 14, cannot be named because they are minors. They have each pleaded not (NOT) guilty to murdering the 14-year-old Kildare schoolgirl at Glenwood House, Laraghcon, Clonee Road, Lucan on 14th May last year. Boy A is further charged with Ana's aggravated sexual assault in a manner that involved serious violence to her. He has pleaded not (NOT) guilty to that count also.

Detective Garda Donal Daly told Brendan Grehan SC for the prosecution that the copybook was found by gardai who searched Boy B's home on May 24, 2018. He said Boy B's name was on the front and the subject for the book was, "drawing". On July 7 when Boy B was interviewed by gardai he referred to the notebook, Det Gda Daly said, and gave an explanation of what it contained.

Showing the copybook to the jury, Det Gda Daly agreed with Mr Grehan that it contained a "drawing of a satanic pledge" with star-shaped symbols in one corner. On the same page were a number of circles with five pointed stars or pentagrams inside them, he said. Written on the same page was a description of a volcanic eruption.

He also pointed to a list of names, the first of which was Boy A's and the last of which was Boy B's. Each name had a symbol to the right of it. Under the title, "rules" was written: "Only pledge hosts can give pledges. Don't talk about it. Act normally like nothing happened. No talking about Jesus or God, only Satan."

The trial continues in front of Justice Paul McDermott and a jury of eight men and four women.