Shock­ing mur­der is just the lat­est in long and tragic list of young girls

Irish Independent - - News - Ryan Nugent

THE dis­cov­ery of the body of 14-year-old school­girl Ana Kriegel has shocked the na­tion.

How­ever, sadly, this is not the first time vi­o­lence has taken the lives of young girls.

Melissa Ma­hon, Sligo, 2006. Ron­nie Dun­bar, of Rath­braughan Park in Sligo, was found guilty of the man­slaugh­ter of Melissa Ma­hon in Septem­ber 2006.

He was sen­tenced to life in im­pris­on­ment in July 2009.

Melissa’s re­mains had been found a year and a half af­ter her mur­der. Her body was dumped in the River Bon­net in Sligo.

Due to this the cause of death of the 14-year-old could not prop­erly be es­tab­lished. Mar­ioara Rostas, Dublin, 2008.

Mar­ioara (18) was beg­ging in the city cen­tre near Pearse Street when her brother said he saw her get into a car.

This was the last sight­ing of the young girl alive.

Her body was found four years later in a shal­low grave in the Dublin moun­tains.

The teenager’s body was de­scribed as “mum­mi­fied” and was dis­cov­ered in plas­tic sheet­ing with four bul­let holes to the head.

A man was tried and ac­quit­ted of her mur­der in 2014.

Michaela Davis, Dublin, 2010

The body of Michaela (12) was found by the banks of the Royal canal in Porter­stown, Dublin 15 on Au­gust 28, 2010.

The school­girl had been raped twice by Jonathan

Byrne, who was 18 at the time, be­fore he stran­gled her in a field on Porter­stown Road.

Michaela’s body was dis­cov­ered fol­low­ing a search not far from her Clon­silla home.

Byrne was in a re­la­tion­ship with Michaela at the time, de­spite knowing she was 12.

He was ar­rested the day af­ter her body was dis­cov­ered – fol­low­ing a Garda search of his bed­room. Byrne later ad­mit­ted to rap­ing and stran­gling the girl.

In De­cem­ber 2011, Byrne was sen­tenced to life for the mur­der and rape of Michaela.

Me­lanie Mc­Carthy McNa­mara, Dublin, 2012 Me­lanie was gunned down in a drive-by shoot­ing in Tal­laght in 2012.

She was shot in the head as she sat in a car with her boyfriend and his friend on Brookview Way, on Feb­ru­ary 8, 2012. Daniel McDon­nell of Brookview Lawns in Tal­laght was con­victed of her mur­der by a jury at the Cen­tral Crim­i­nal Court and sen­tenced to life im­pris­on­ment.

Keith Hall of Kil­martin Drive, Tal­laght, was also sen­tenced to 20 years in prison af­ter plead­ing guilty to her man­slaugh­ter.

Tragic Micheala Davis, left, was raped and mur­dered; and Me­lanie Mc­Carthy, right, was killed in a drive-by shoot­ing

Mar­ioara Rostas was found in a shal­low grave

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