Prosecution claims David Mahon’s interviews with gardaí were “littered with lies"

The 45-year-old denies stabbing his stepson to death three years ago

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The prosecution believes David Mahon’s interviews with gardaí were “littered with lies and clearly point to his guilt”.

The 45-year-old is accused of murdering his stepson Dean Fitzpatrick outside his apartment at Northern Cross in Dublin in May 2013.

Mr Mahon claims Dean called over to his apartment on May 25th 2013 and pulled a knife on him during a row over a stolen water bottle.

He told gardaí he took it from him but had it in his hand during a later confrontation that ended with his stepson being fatally stabbed.

He said it was an accident and also spoke about Dean’s history of self-harm, and mentioned the possibility he wanted to walk onto the blade.

During his closing speech this morning, Remy Farrell, senior counsel for the DPP, accused Mr Mahon of telling lie after lie following his arrest.

He described them as crucial lies, lies used to assist him only and lies that clearly pointed to his guilt.

He also spoke about the post mortem, and while he accepted it was not able to assist either side’s version of events, he said it was clearly a wound that required a person to have a tensed hand while holding a knife.

Mr Mahon’s barrister will address the jurors for a final time next week before they begin their deliberations.