A 30 year old man has been found guilty of the murder of Daniel McAnaspie.
It was the prosecution's case that Richard Dekker of Dublin 15 aided and abetted the murder of Daniel McAnaspie by luring him to a secluded area of the Tolka Valley Park
The Finglas teenager was 17 and in the care of the HSE when he went missing in 2010.
His decomposed body was found in a deep ditch three months after he disappeared.
In his garda interviews Richard Dekker said his friend Trevor Noone was the one who stabbed Daniel with a blade from a garden shears.
He described how Daniel McAnaspie begged for his life but Trevor Noone said ‘’he has to go’’ and struck a final wound into his back and twisted the blade to make sure he was dead.
In his closing speech the Prosecution barrister, Brendan Grehan, said the State does not and could not assert that Richard Dekker was the one who plunged the shears handle into Daniel McAnaspie.
However he said a person can be responsible and be found guilty of murder even if they didn’t commit the offence themselves.
Family and friends of Daniel McAnapsie jumped to their feet in Court 6 and started clapping when they heard the unanimous guilty verdict after just over 8 hours of deliberations.
Richard Dekker is to be handed the mandatory life sentence.
28 year old Trevor Noone of Dublin 15 has already pleaded guilty to Daniel's manslaughter.
The men are due back in court next month for their sentence hearing when victim impact statements will be read out.