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The father of slain teen Ana Kriegel, killed by the youngest people ever convicted of murder in Ireland, has passed away almost two years to the day that her killers were found guilty.
Patrick Kriegel, formerly of Paris, passed away peacefully at his home in Leixlip in Co Kildare, Ireland on Sunday, June 19.
A number of condolences and tributes have been left online after news of Patrick's passing.
The two 14-year-old boys who looked at 'Satanic' material were found guilty of murdering his daughter in an abandoned farm house.
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The trial heard police found a book with a "satanic pledge" in one of the boy's homes.
Russian-born Ana was murdered on May 14, 2018 at an abandoned house in Lucan near Dublin. She was adopted by Geraldine and Patric Kriegel and grew up in Leixlip.
One of the boys watched "voyeuristically" as his accomplice sexually assaulted Ana, 14, before they inflicted fatal injuries on the student, who was relentlessly bullied.
She left her house in the early evening thinking she was going to meet a boy she liked, however she was instead taken to the derelict building in Lucan, where the other boy was waiting.
Her naked body was found with a ligature around the neck in the derelict house three days after she went missing.
The teen, who was desperate to make friends and often posted videos on YouTube of herself dancing, had around 50 areas of injury on her head and body.
Former state pathologist Professor Marie Cassidy concluded the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head and neck.
Ms Cassidy also said that there was evidence of violent sexual assault.
Both boys have been granted anonymity due to their age, and were referred to as Boy A and Boy B throughout the trial.
They had both denied the murder but were found guilty on 18 June 2019.
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One of the boys, identified as Boy A, was also found guilty of the additional charge of aggravated sexual assault.
Semen staining on a top found at the scene where Ana's body was discovered contained the DNA of Boy A.
Boy B's father left the room immediately after the verdict, slamming the door, before returning shortly after, clapping and loudly stating: "An innocent child is going to prison."
Both Boy A and B's mothers wept and held their sons before they were taken by Gardai to detention.
Boy A was also convicted of aggravated sexual assault and was sentenced to life for murder and aggravated sexual assault.
Boy B was sentenced to 15 years' detention.
If you or somebody you know has been affected by this story, contact Victim Support for free, confidential advice on 08 08 16 89 111 or visit their website, www.victimsupport.org.uk.
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