A man has gone on trial accused of the murder of a Finglas teenager who had been in State care.
The body of Daniel McAnaspie was found in a deep drain three months after he went missing.
30 year old Richard Dekker from Dublin 15 denies his murder.
In opening the case the Prosecution barrister said Daniel McAnaspie was under the care of the HSE when he disappeared - as both his parents had passed away.
The court heard in February 2010 – his care workers had dropped him off to meet some friends and he had been in Blanchardstown with a group of people including the accused Richard Dekker and another man.
The Prosecution said it would be alleged there was a dispute that night and Richard Dekker was involved in a ruse to lure Daniel McAnaspie to an isolated area along the River Tolka.
It would be alleged the other man wanted to give Daniel a hiding for something he’d said that evening and he had half a garden shears with him.
It’s the Prosecution’s case that Richard Dekker aided and abetted the killing of Daniel McAnaspie and he is guilty of murder even though he says he never wielded the weapon.
A farmer described finding the teenager’s body three months later in a deep drain in Co Meath.
When asked what condition it was in – he replied ‘bone’