A copybook seized from the home of one of two boys accused of murdering Ana Kriegel contained a satanic pledge and drawing, the trial has heard.
The two 14-year-old boys have pleaded not guilty to murdering the Kildare schoolgirl at a derelict farmhouse in Dublin last May.
Yesterday, the jurors watched the eighth and final Garda interview with Boy B – who is accused of luring Ana Kriegel to her death.
Boy A is accused of violently sexually assaulting and killing the 14-year-old. Both boys deny the charges.
Boy B told detectives Boy A told him a month beforehand that he was planning to kill Ana – but he said he didn't think he was being serious.
He said he saw his friend take her down in a carpeted room inside a derelict farmhouse in Lucan on May 14th last year.
He said he watched from the doorway as he choked and undressed her.
He said Boy A was wearing a mask at the time and he ran away when he looked at him at one point.
Today, the jurors were shown a red copybook found in Boy B’s room.
They were shown what was described as a satanic pledge and a drawing inside. A number of names, including the two accused boys, were listed with symbols to the right of each.
A list of four rules was then read out:
- Only pledge hosts can give pledges
- Don’t talk about it
- Act normal like nothing happened
- No talking about Jesus or God – only Satan
Reporting from Frank Greaney