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In Brief: Duo deny they murdered teen

TWO Dublin men have pleaded not guilty to the murder of teenager Daniel McAnaspie, who was in the care of the State at the time of his death three years ago.

Richard Dekker (27) and Trevor Noone (25), both of Whitestown Avenue in Blanchardstown, were arraigned at the Central Criminal Court.

They each pleaded not guilty to the murder of Daniel McAnaspie (17) at Tolka Valley Park, Blanchardstown, on February 26, 2010.

The trial, which is expected to last over two weeks, will begin tomorrow in front of Mr Justice Paul Butler and a jury of seven men and five women.

 

ACCOUNTANT'S WINNING FIGURE

A 25-YEAR-OLD accountant from Connecticut with a secret glamorous side is the new Miss USA.

Erin Brady of South Glastonbury, Connecticut, US, won the beauty pageant last night after strutting in a white sparkly gown and answering a question about the US Supreme Court's decision about upholding widespread DNA tests.

Brady, who started competing in beauty pageants two year ago, gets the crown and a New York apartment for one year.

 

THE THICK OF IT GRINDS TO A HALT

REBECCA FRONT has said she does not think there will be another series of The Thick Of It and wouldn't go ahead without Armando Iannucci.

The actress, who played British Labour Party leader Nicola Murray, said creator Armando was the driving force behind the series which couldn't be done if he wasn't involved.

She said: "He has said, I think, that he doesn't want to do another series, but he hasn't categorically ruled out the odd one here and there. We can't and wouldn't do it without Armando."


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