A 25-year-old woman, who posted a photo of one of the two boys who murdered Ana Kriègel, has described what she did as "the biggest mistake" she has ever made.
Hazel Fitzpatrick - from Easton Road, Leixlip in Co Kildare - said she knew she should not reveal his identity but never expected the Gardaí to come knocking on her door.
On June 18th 2019, two teenage boys were found guilty of murdering 14-year-oild Kildare schoolgirl Ana Kriègel at a derelict farmhouse in Lucan, Co Dublin.
Because of their age, the media was prohibited from naming them throughout their trial. They were simply referred to as 'Boy A' and 'Boy B'.
The court heard Ms Fitzpatrick was aware that there was also a court order in place when she took a screenshot of a photo she found online, purporting to be 'Boy A', which she then shared on Facebook the day after the verdicts with the caption: "Name and shame the c**ts. Justice was served but they should never be allowed see daylight again. Two sickos".
She said she shared it because she was angry and upset, and thought it was wrong that their identities were protected.
The court accepted it was a spontaneous and "utterly misguided" foray into criminality.
She will be sentenced later this month.