A 30 year old man has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Daniel McAnaspie.
Richard Dekker from Dublin 15 was one of two men who lured the 17-year-old to his death in 2010.
28 year old Trevor Noone, also of Dublin 15, pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter and will be sentenced later this month.
During Dekker's trial, the court heard the men decided to give Daniel a “hiding” after he revealed that he’d been fighting with a cousin of Noone’s. A post mortem showed he had been stabbed multiple times.
The Finglas teenager was under the care of the HSE when he disappeared seven years ago. His skeletal remains were found in a deep ditch in County Meath in May 2010.
The 17 year old had gone missing three months before that and was last seen in Blanchardstown in the company of two men.
In a victim impact statement, Daniel’s sister Nikita said they searched rivers parks and fields for their brother when he went missing.
She said: ‘'While we searched the people who killed him watched us search ''. She said they never even got a phonecall to say where he was.
Nikita said it still haunts the family to think how frightened Daniel must have been the day he was killed. She said the family still have nightmares of the teenager's last moments and that pain and hurt will be with them for the rest of their lives.
She said Daniel’s body was so badly decomposed he could only be identified by his teeth and they had to have a closed coffin for his funeral. She added that ''he was only a child'' who didn’t deserve to be killed in that way.