Man pleads guilty to manslaughter of Daniel McAnaspie

Trevor Noone admits killing teenager who was in State care in Blanchardstown seven years ago

 

A 28-year-old man has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of a teenager in Blanchardstown in 2010.

Trevor Noone, who is from the Blanchardstown area of Dublin, was initially charged with murdering 17-year-old Daniel McAnaspie on February 26th, 2010 at Tolka Valley Park in Blanchardstown.

The teenager was in State care when he died.

At the Central Criminal Court on Wednesday, his defence counsel Michael O’Higgins SC said his client wished to make a fresh plea in front of the jury.

When asked if he pleaded guilty or not guilty to the teenager’s murder, Noone responded: “Not guilty to murder, guilty to manslaughter.”

Brendan Grehan SC, prosecuting, said the plea is accepted by the State on the grounds that it is an, “unequivocal acceptance of responsibility in the death of Daniel McAnaspie”. Mr O’Higgins responded: “That is the case.”

Justice Patrick McCarthy later granted bail to Noone until next Wednesday, March 1st, to allow him to “get his affairs in order”.