A court’s heard a Finglas teenager begged for his life on the night he was allegedly murdered.
The skeletal remains of 17 year old Daniel McAnaspie were found three months after he went missing in 2010.
It’s the Prosecution’s case that Richard Dekker aided and abetted the murder of Daniel McAnaspie by luring him to the Tolka River in Blanchardstown in February 2010 even though he says he never wielded the weapon. The 30 year old of Dublin 15 denies murder.
The court heard Richard Dekker was arrested over a week after Daniel’s skeletal remains were found in a drain in Meath. He repeatedly told gardai that he had nothing to do with Daniel’s death and neither did another man called Trevor Noone. Later gardai told him Trevor Noone was blaming him for Daniel’s death and on hearing that Richard said: ‘‘F**k him, I’m going to tell you everything. He’s a scumbag lying b*****d. He did everything.’’
He said that night Trevor Noone wanted to give Daniel McAnaspie a hiding because he had been fighting with one of this relatives. He said Trevor had half a garden shears in his hand and stuck it in Daniel’s back. He said Daniel said ‘’Please, please lads. I’m dying’’ Richard Dekker said he begged Trevor to leave Daniel alone and he thought he tried to escape but couldn’t get past the river. He said the last time Trevor Noone stabbed Daniel he viciously stuck the shears in his back, made a noise, twisted the blade and said ‘he has to go.’’
Richard Dekker said Trevor then took Daniel’s phone out and threw it in the river along with the weapon. He said he threw Daniel’s body over a bush.
Richard Dekker said Trevor never told him what he did with Daniel’s body after that.
Mr Dekker also told gardai that Trevor Noone’s had previously stabbed a dog to death and had buried the animal in his back garden.
The trial continues tomorrow.