Man pleads guilty to McAnaspie manslaughter

A jury has been sworn in to hear the trial of a second man accused of murdering 17-year-old Daniel McAnaspie in 2010

A man has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of a teenage boy who was in State care.

Daniel McAnaspie was 17-years-old when he went missing from the Blanchardstown area of Dublin in February 2010.

His remains were found in a drain in Co. Meath in May 2010 three months after he went missing.

It’s believed he was killed in the Tolka Valley Park in Blanchardstown in Dublin on Feb 26th 2010.

Brendan Grehan, who is prosecuting for the state, told the court Mr McAnaspie was from Finglas but was living at Lark House, Donabate at the time - under the care of the HSE.

Trevor Noone - who is from Dublin 15 - was due to stand trial for murder this morning but he was re arraigned before a jury at the Central Criminal Court.

When the charge was put to him again, he pleaded not guilty of murder but guilty of manslaughter and this was accepted by the DPP.

His barrister Michael O’Higgins said the charge was accepted on the basis of interviews Mr Noone had with Gardaí.

A date for his sentence hearing has yet to be set.

Afterwards, a jury of seven women and five men was sworn in to hear the trial of Richard Dekker, who denies murdering Mr McAnaspie.

His trial is due to begin hearing evidence this afternoon.