Mother of two avoids prison for unlawfully recognizing kid awesome

By Brion Hoban A judge has claimed that a mother-of-two that recognized among the kids convicted of killing Ana Kriégel on her Facebook web page revealed “utter contempt” for the law.

In June 2019, Hazel Fitzpatrick (25) posted a screenshot of a picture that recognized Kid A on the day after both juveniles were founded guilty of killing Ana Kriégel in May 2018.

Fitzpatrick, that has no other criminal convictions, told gardaí that she believed it was “incorrect they are safeguarded when she [Ana Kriégel] was not protected”.

Dublin Circuit Offender Court heard that there was no premeditation, that Fitzpatrick acted out of “pure anger” and that at the time she had actually ended up being “virtually reliant and also addicted to social media sites”. She later described her activity as “the greatest blunder she has ever before made in her life”.

Fitzpatrick of Easton Environment-friendly, Easton Roadway, Leixlip, Co Kildare, pleaded guilty to conflict of the Kid Act 2001 within the state on or concerning June 19, 2019.

Sergeant David O’Neil told Gerardine Small BL, prosecuting, that on the day after two juveniles referred to in media records as Child An as well as Kid B were founded guilty of the murder of Ana Kriégel in June 2019, a picture identifying Child A was released on the Facebook account of the accused.

The court heard this post included an image of the child, as well as the words “Name as well as shame the c * nts” which justice was offered but they need to not be permitted to see daylight again.

The message likewise called the two convicted juveniles “sickos” as well as claimed that everyone should see who “did it”.

Sgt O’Neil claimed the presiding court of the murder test had actually made an order that absolutely nothing can be published that would certainly often tend or recognize to identify both founded guilty juveniles. He claimed this order and also the test was extensively reported by media electrical outlets.

Punishing her last weekJudge Karen O’Connor stated there has to a deterrent element in regard of individuals who make use of social media “in outright and utter violation” of a court order.

She claimed Fitzpatrick understood about the court order and recognized what she was doing was wrong, but had actually decided that she did not agree with the court order.

“Such utter ridicule for the law need to have repercussions,” she said. She stated she might decline a defence entry to defer sentence under section 100 of the Bad Guy Justice Act 2006.

She set a headline sentence of twelve month jail time yet minimized this to eight months which she put on hold on condition Fitzpatrick maintain the peace for that duration. She kept in mind Fitzpatrick is deemed to be at a low threat of reoffending which she is a person of previous good character.

She likewise noted Fitzpatrick was completely co-operative with the garda examination and also pleaded guilty at a very onset. She stated that at the time of the angering Fitzpatrick was dealing with anxiousness and also clinical depression.

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