A murder trial has heard a Finglas teenager - who’s body was found in 2010 - would have suffered a painful death.
The Central Criminal Court has already heard a farmer discovered Daniel McAnaspie’s remains in a deep drain on land in Co Meath in May 2010.
At first the farmer thought it may be a sheep carcass but on closer inspection he realised it was a body.
Daniel McAnaspie – who had been in HSE care - had disappeared three months earlier and was last seen in Blanchardstown at around 4am of the 26th of February.
The former Deputy State Pathologist Dr Khalid Jaber carried out the post mortem exam and his report was read out in court.
The jury was told Daniel’s remains showed significant decomposition, skeletisation and insect infestation.
The pathologist believed the 17 year old died from complications from multiple sharp force trauma to the internal organs- which were inflicted mainly in the trunk.
His death would have been painful and not necessarily instant.
The body appeared to have been dragged or adjusted after being dumped at its finally resting spot in Meath.
The court also heard from some of Daniel’s friends who said he was in good form before his disappearance.
He had been drinking with them in Blanchardstown and told one of them he was planning on visiting his mother’s grave.
The 17 year old was in State care as both his parents had passed away.
The court heard Daniel was last seen in Blanchardstown at around 4am on February the 26th 2010 and he was with the accused Richard Dekker and another man.
The next day Daniels’ friends tried to phone him but they couldn’t get in touch.
A few days later the court heard gardai stopped the accused Richard Dekker and another man on Blakestown Road and found surgical gloves in Mr Dekker’s pockets.
He said he had them to keep his hands warm.
It’s the Prosecution’s case that 30 year old Richard Dekker of Dublin 15 aided and abetted the killing of Daniel by luring him to an isolated area at the Tolka Valley Park in Blanchardstown.
The Prosecution claim he was with another man who was armed with half a garden shears.
Richard Dekker denies murder.