One of the two boys who murdered Ana Kriègel has dropped his appeal against his conviction and won't be challenging the sentence he received.
Boy B is now 18-years-old but can't be named or identified in any way because he was a child at the time he and Boy A killed the Kildare schoolgirl.
Boy B’s appeal was due to be heard in April 2020, less than a year after he and his friend, dubbed Boy A by the media, were convicted of Ana’s murder.
However, the appeal was pushed back after he dismissed the legal team that represented him at trial.
A few months ago, his new lawyers were refused permission to introduce fresh expert evidence into his appeal and today, he withdrew his appeal.
It was also confirmed that he wouldn’t be pursuing a challenge against his sentence - fifteen years detention, to be reviewed after eight years.
Ana’s parents, Geraldine and Patric, sat through every day of their daughter’s harrowing trial in 2019. Geraldine was there again today. Sadly, Patrick passed away in June without knowing how this appeal would pan out.
Boy A, who was handed a life sentence to be reviewed after twelve years, hasn’t appealed his conviction or the sentence handed down to him.