Ana Kriégel Wiki Ana Kriegel Biography
Anastasia “Ana” Kriégel (/ kriːˈeɪʒəl /; February 18, 2004 – May 14, 2018) was a Russian-Irish girl who was the victim of a violent attack, murdered and sexually assaulted in an abandoned house at the end of May 2018 in Lucan, near Dublin. Two children, known only as Child A and Child B, who were 13 years old at the time of Kriégel’s death, were convicted of her murder, and one of the children (Child A) was convicted of aggravated sexual assault. The two convicts are the youngest in Irish history to be charged with murder.
Anastasia (Russian: Анастасия) was born in Novokuznetsk, Russia in 2004 and was placed in an orphanage.  In 2006, she was adopted by Geraldine Kriégel and her French husband Patrick Kriégel and moved to Ireland  . Although her parents had no cultural ties to Russia, they tried to ensure that she maintained connections to Russian culture, such as keeping her original given name.
Discovery, investigation and trial
The body of Ana Kriégel was found on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Glenwood House, an abandoned 19th-century farmhouse designed by James Gandon, located in the town of Coldblow west of Lucan.    Her clothes were found scattered around the house. The death was caused by blunt injuries and bloody pieces of wood were found in the house. There were also signs of sexual assault and blue Tescon tape was found around her neck. 
Two boys, both 13 years old, were immediately suspected. As minors, they cannot be named in the media and are reportedly referred to as Child A and Child B.  They were the youngest people in the history of the Republic of Ireland to be charged with murder .
Both were charged with murder; Child A was also charged with aggravated sexual assault. Both charges carry possible life sentences for adults, but are not mandatory for children  . Her trial began in the Central Criminal Court on April 29, 2019.
The two defendants were found guilty of murder on June 18, 2019 . The jury had deliberated for more than fourteen hours . After the verdict, Judge Paul McDermott thanked the jurors and relieved them of jury duty for the rest of their lives.
Tributes and public reaction
Ana Kriégel’s funeral took place on May 31, 2018 at Newlands Cross Crematorium, Dublin. Her family requested that the mourners wear “glitter and color” in memory of Ana and that donations be made to the Russian-Irish Adoption Group . A Russian flag and a matryoshka doll were placed on her coffin. [two]
After the trial, her parents spoke outside the court . Her father said “Ana was our strength”.  Her mother said “Ana was a dream come true for us and always will be. She will stay in our hearts, loved and dear forever. We love you Ana.” 
A charity to help other teenagers was established in her honor by Ana’s family with the Russian Irish Adoption Group (RIAG), and called ANA (Ana’s Teen Network). 
Denise Fergus, James Bulger’s mother, expressed concern over the decision not to name Ana’s killers.