Both boys on trial for the murder of Ana Kriégel have been found guilty of killing the 14-year-old.

The verdict was announced in court just after 2pm, with the jury finding that both Boy A and Boy B had been found guilty of Ana’s murder. Boy A has also been found guilty of aggravated sexual assault.

The two boys, who were aged 13 at the time of Ana’s murder, had pleaded not guilty to the murder of the first year secondary school student in Lucan on May 14 2018.

Ana had been reported missing before her body was found at the abandoned Glenwood House in Laraghcon on the Clonee Road.

It is understood that the boys will be remanded in custody for the next four weeks, before appearing again for sentencing. Both Boy A and Boy B are expected to be sentenced on July 15.

The trial had been on-going for the past seven weeks. In the wake of the verdict, Women’s Council of Ireland tweeted support numbers for those affected by the case.