A counsellor has told the Ana Kriegel trial that one of the boys accused of murdering the schoolgirl repeatedly told her he wasn't the last person to see her.
Ana's naked body was found in a derelict farmhouse in Lucan on May 17th last year – three days after she went missing.
It is the prosecution’s case that Boy A violently sexually assaulted and murdered her. He denies the charges.
Boy B is accused of luring her from her home in Leixlip knowing what was in store for her. He also denies her murder.
A counsellor told the jury today that Boy B was “very articulate” when she spoke to him while Ana was still missing.
She said he told her he was feeling the pressure of being interviewed by gardaí but said he appeared “very calm”.
At one point, she said he described being “interrogated” by the guards.
She said he repeatedly told her he wasn't the last person to see Ana and her instinct was that he wanted to tell her more.
She said he told her he shouldn’t be involved in this and that he was dragged into “this mess” by the other boy, but she said she didn't explore what he meant by the word “mess”.